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HDS101 - Communication and Diversity

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Patsie Frawley





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Average of 3 hours each week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit provides an understanding of the principles of effective communication and how these may be applied in relating to individuals who communicate in different and diverse ways with a focus on people with a disability. Topics include: introduction to interpersonal and professional communication techniques, including written communication, communication considerations for people with different ethnic, social and linguistic backgrounds; verbal and non-verbal communication considerations for people with disabilities throughout the lifespan; augmentative and alternative communication; communicating with people with a variety of disabilities including intellectual disability, visual and hearing impairments.


Assessment task 1: Quiz (multiple choice) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Essay (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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