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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastN/A

Unit description

Enables application of critical and creative reasoning applicable to assessment and treatment services across various Range of Practice Areas relevant to contemporary Speech Pathology practice. Students will strengthen abilities in application, analysis, evaluation and synthesis.

Unit content

This capstone unit covers:

  • Critical and creative thinking and reasoning applied to: Speech Pathology Range of Practice Principles, the Professional Framework, Ethics, all Range of Practice Areas [ROPAs], and Competency Based Occupational Standards for entry level contemporary practice
  • Broadening Scope of Practice for Speech Pathologists
  • Meta-awareness.

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:
1create profiles of verbal and written communication and literacy by analysing and synthesising samples of data
2critically and creatively analyse and interpret the nature of communication and swallowing disorders
3develop recommendations based on appraisal of assessment data, integration, and hypotheses of differential diagnosis
4employ and convey critical and creative reasoning pertaining to assessment and intervention across ROPAs
5design and demonstrate holistic and innovative intervention plans and strategies in situations of co-occurring deficits
6apply Speech Pathology Range of Practice principles to scenarios relevant to practice
7evaluate and demonstrate meta-awareness of areas of competence for Speech Pathology Practice

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

  1. create profiles of verbal and written communication and literacy by analysing and synthesising samples of data
  2. critically and creatively analyse and interpret the nature of communication and swallowing disorders
  3. develop recommendations based on appraisal of assessment data, integration, and hypotheses of differential diagnosis
  4. employ and convey critical and creative reasoning pertaining to assessment and intervention across ROPAs
  5. design and demonstrate holistic and innovative intervention plans and strategies in situations of co-occurring deficits
  6. apply Speech Pathology Range of Practice principles to scenarios relevant to practice
  7. evaluate and demonstrate meta-awareness of areas of competence for Speech Pathology Practice

Prescribed texts

  • Speech Pathology Australia, Ethics Education Package .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hrs (9 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (9 wks)
Assessment
Formative Assessment20%
Reflective writing30%
VIVASR
Seminar50%
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

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