Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 3

Unit code: HHB6003 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHB6002 - Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit builds on Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1 and 2 by exploring a range of indirect, consultancy, and advocacy-based speech pathology interventions across the speech pathology range of practice in working with clients across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. This unit will continue to explore issues and methods related to measurement of efficacy and effectiveness of interventions in an increasingly holistic context. Students will engage with content via inquiry, case-based, simulation and reflective learning activities with reference to practice areas and professional engagement. Intervention practices will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology practice occurs.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Select and justify speech pathology interventions targeting enhancement of client participation, communication partner skills, environmental modifications, and perceived quality of life for clients with a range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties; and
  2. Plan and implement speech pathology interventions focused on education and/or advocacy for those with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Planning and delivery of an ‘education session’ for a targeted audience focused on barriers and enablers (45mins)
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 40%
Two (2) written case studies focused on planning speech pathology interventions with a given client. (1500 words each)
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 30%
Written exam focused on planning and implementation of speech pathology interventions (2 hours)

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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