Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 4

    Unit code: HHB4004 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    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 the Speech Pathology communication domains. 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;
    2. Critically reflect on own performance and derive measurable goals to guide future development of knowledge and skills related to assessment practices;
    3. Demonstrate the initiative and judgement to adapt the discipline assessment and prognostic knowledge and skills to diverse contexts; and
    4. Implement and maintain accurate, timely, complete and secure records of practice.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 30%
    Log of evidence with critical reflections on learnings related to speech pathology assessment practices (1500 words equivalent)
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 20%
    Functional goal plan (1000 words equivalent)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 50%
    OSCE (40 mins)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 0%
    Records of practice/management for Simulation Placement (hurdle)

    Required reading

    Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention.
    McLeod, S., & Baker, E. (2017)| Pearson.
    Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders
    Papathanasiou, I., & Coppens, P. (2022)| Jones and Bartlett Learning.
    Language disorders form infancy through adolescence
    Paul, R., Norbury, C., & Gosse, C. (2018)| Elsevier
    Assessment in speech-language pathology: A resource manual
    Shipley, K. G., & McAfee, J. G. (2019)| Plural Publishing

    As part of a course

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