Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 2

Unit code: HHB4002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHB4001 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit builds on Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 1 by examining knowledge and skills related to the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data gathered through speech pathology assessment. Data analysis will be explored with reference to practice areas and professional engagement within the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal frameworks in which speech pathology practice occurs. Students will apply these frameworks within inquiry, case based, simulation and reflective learning activities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the discipline skills to analyse client responses across a range of assessment procedures with reference to appropriate concepts and frameworks;
  2. Judge and select the appropriate data reduction and collation methods to use, implement and report on them accurately in the context of speech pathology assessment practices;
  3. Evaluate reliability and validity of analytical methods in the context of speech pathology assessment; and
  4. Apply culturally responsive speech pathology practices to the analysis of data gathered from clients of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 30%
Two (2) draft written reports detailing the analysis of speech pathology assessment data (2000 words)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 20%
One (1) final written report detailing assessment procedures and analysis of speech pathology assessment data (1500 words)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Three (3) hour exam focusing on analysis of unseen data and knowledge of issues relating to data analysis, which will include MCQ, SAQ & coding data

Required reading

Students will be directed to relevant professional and clinical guidelines as well as scientific literature in texts and journals.

As part of a course

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