This unit encourages students to integrate existing knowledge and skills and expand on these in new situations across a range of practice areas related to the speech pathology management of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. The unit will explore speech pathology case studies necessitating consideration and interrogation of a range of professional and ethical issues and the role of the speech pathologist alongside that of other professionals in client care. The unit will support development of a range of clinical skills through simulated and authentic experiential learning opportunities.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HHB7001

Prerequisites

HHB6004 - Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 4

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate speech pathology assessment plans to investigate function, activity, and participation in situations where clients may present with a range of concomitant communication and/or swallowing difficulties;  
  2. Exemplify holistic analysis and integration of assessment data in situations where clients may present with a range of concomitant communication and/or swallowing difficulties  
  3. Formulate and justify speech pathology intervention plans in situations where clients may present with a range of concomitant communication and/or swallowing difficulties;  
  4. Contextualise the role and scope of practice of speech pathology against those of other professionals in working with clients with concomitant impairments to function; and  
  5. Demonstrate clinical techniques relating to assessment and implementing intervention relevant to situations where clients may present with a range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Two(2) written reports detailing speech pathology assessment, analysis & intervention of communication and/or swallowing impairments (1500 words each) 50%
Case Study Two (2) written intervention plans demonstrating application of evidence-based practice (3000 words) 50%
Practicum OSCE of clinical skills (30 minutes) (hurdle) 0%

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