Speech Pathology Cases 2

    Unit code: HHB7002 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    HHB7001 - Speech Pathology Cases 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit encourages students to integrate existing knowledge and skills and expand on these in new situations across the Speech Pathology communication domains. This unit will explore the Stuttering Speech Pathology domain in a range of indirect, consultancy, and advocacy-based speech pathology in working with individuals across their lifespan and from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and cultures. The unit will explore speech pathology case studies necessitating consideration and interrogation of a range of professional and ethical issues and the role of the speech pathologist alongside that of other professionals in individual care. This unit will continue to explore issues and methods related to assessment and measurement of efficacy and effectiveness of interventions in an increasingly holistic context. The Stuttering Speech Pathology domain 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. Formulate speech pathology assessment plans to investigate function, activity, and participation in situations where individuals may present with Stuttering Speech Pathology communication domain;
    2. Exemplify holistic analysis and integration of assessment data in situations where individuals may present with Stuttering Speech pathology communication domain;
    3. Formulate and justify speech pathology intervention plans in situations where individuals may present within the Stuttering Speech Pathology communication domain;
    4. Contextualise the role and scope of practice of speech pathology in Stuttering Speech Pathology communication domain; and
    5. Authenticate clinical techniques relating to assessment and implementing intervention relevant to situations where individuals may present with Stuttering Speech Pathology communication domain.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Other
    Grade: 30%
    Database search and abstract critique for a rapid review on stuttering (1000 words equivalent)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 40%
    Individual Evidence report detailing assessment and intervention planning for an individual with communication and/or swallowing difficulties (2500 w)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Presentation regarding emerging issue on stuttering (5 mins)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 0%
    Viva (hurdle task) (30mins)

    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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