Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 4

Unit code: HHB4004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHB4003 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 3
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This final unit in the sequence on Speech Pathology Assessment Practices focuses on the integration, transfer and adaptation of this knowledge and skills to an expanded range of speech pathology practice areas. This unit will involve completion of 4 days clinical practicum including authentic and/or simulated learning experiences under the supervision of speech pathology clinical educators.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate developing clinical reasoning and competency in speech pathology assessment to a standard equivalent of ‘novice level’ as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia;
  2. Critically reflect on own performance and derive measurable goals to guide future development of knowledge and skills related to assessment practices; and
  3. Demonstrate the initiative and judgement to adapt the discipline assessment and prognostic knowledge and skills to diverse contexts.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 0%
Clinical placement of four (4) days assessed using a modified COMPASS®.
Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 50%
OSCE/simulation of clinical swallowing assessment including case history interview (1 hour)
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 50%
Portfolio of evidence with critical reflections on learnings related to speech pathology assessment practices (2000 words)

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

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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