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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Introduces students to speech pathology practice in Australia and frameworks that guide this practice. Students will review examples of communication and swallowing across child and adult populations. Students will also develop understanding of the core professional competencies that underlie speech pathology.

Unit content

This unit will cover content across three main areas:

  1. The scope of speech pathology practice in Australia
  2. The range of practice areas of speech pathology practice in Australia
  3. The professional competencies of speech pathology (reasoning, communication, learning, and professionalism)

The unit will also embed content related to the development of academic study skills.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe and apply the key frameworks that support speech pathology practice in Australia
2identify examples of communication and swallowing impairment in the context of the speech pathology range of practice areas
3demonstrate speech pathology professional competencies relevant to speech pathology practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and apply the key frameworks that support speech pathology practice in Australia
  2. identify examples of communication and swallowing impairment in the context of the speech pathology range of practice areas
  3. demonstrate speech pathology professional competencies relevant to speech pathology practice

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Quiz40%
Reflective writing50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Quiz40%
Reflective writing50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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