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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.

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
1create profiles of verbal and written communication and literacy by analysing and synthesising samples of dataIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2critically and creatively analyse and interpret the nature of communication and swallowing disorders Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3develop recommendations based on appraisal of assessment data, integration, and hypotheses of differential diagnosisIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4employ and convey critical and creative reasoning pertaining to assessment and intervention across ROPAsCreativityCommunication and social skills
5design and demonstrate holistic and innovative intervention plans and strategies in situations of co-occurring deficitsIntellectual rigourCreativity
6apply Speech Pathology Range of Practice principles to scenarios relevant to practiceEthical practiceCultural competence
7evaluate and demonstrate meta-awareness of areas of competence for Speech Pathology PracticeLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically and creatively analyse and interpret the nature of communication and swallowing disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop recommendations based on appraisal of assessment data, integration, and hypotheses of differential diagnosis
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. employ and convey critical and creative reasoning pertaining to assessment and intervention across ROPAs
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. design and demonstrate holistic and innovative intervention plans and strategies in situations of co-occurring deficits
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  6. apply Speech Pathology Range of Practice principles to scenarios relevant to practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  7. evaluate and demonstrate meta-awareness of areas of competence for Speech Pathology Practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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