This unit builds on Speech Pathology Cases 2 by exploring the full range of practice of speech pathology in Australia. This unit focuses on supporting students in managing with newly encountered conditions and situations as part of preparing students with authentic clinical working. Students will engage with content via inquiry, case-based, and reflective learning activities with reference to practice areas and professional engagement. Clinical case studies will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology practice occurs. The unit will further 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:
HHB7003

Prerequisites

HHB7002 - Speech Pathology Cases 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Abstract, adapt and expand on existing knowledge of speech pathology assessment practices in working with newly encountered conditions and situations;  
  2. Abstract, adapt and expand on existing knowledge of speech pathology intervention practices in working with newly encountered conditions and situations; and  
  3. Exhibit application of research methods and principles of evidence-based practice in encountering newly encountered conditions and situations as a lifelong learner.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study One (1) written case study documenting assessment and intervention for a client with communication and/or swallowing difficulties (3000 words) 40%
Examination Oral case-based exam/viva exploring assessment and intervention relating to a newly experienced situation (30 minutes) 40%
Assignment Reflection of learning and action plan in guiding preparations for upcoming clinical placement (1500 words) 20%

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