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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Students have the opportunity to integrate clinical practice and theory and extend and consolidate knowledge and skills required for entry level speech pathology practice.

Unit content

  • Portfolio development and review
  • Reflective practice
  • Linking theory and practice to professional competencies (reasoning, communication, learning and professionalism)
  • Linking theory and practice to range of practice principles (including evidence based practice, ICF, culturally responsive services and IPP)
  • COMPASS Entry Level in relation to professional competencies and CBOS Units
  • Ethics pertaining to report writing

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1evaluate and synthesise information from various knowledge bases relevant to speech pathology and interprofessional practiceIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate competent reasoning when justifying decisions relating to assessment, analysis, interpretation, planning and implementation of interventions within speech pathology practiceIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3differentiate principles and practices specific to a particular range of practice area compared to those common to other range of practice areas in speech pathology Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4compile a portfolio of evidence to support claims for entry level competency in relation to the Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011)Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. evaluate and synthesise information from various knowledge bases relevant to speech pathology and interprofessional practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate competent reasoning when justifying decisions relating to assessment, analysis, interpretation, planning and implementation of interventions within speech pathology practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. differentiate principles and practices specific to a particular range of practice area compared to those common to other range of practice areas in speech pathology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. compile a portfolio of evidence to support claims for entry level competency in relation to the Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011)
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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