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Unit description

Students explore assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of a diverse range of clients in various settings as an entry level clinician. Students will apply entry level reasoning to clients with co-occurring conditions to formulate evidenced-based assessment and treatment plans through application of the Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia (2020).

Unit content

  1. Assessment and reporting of communication and swallowing needs for clients with co-occurring conditions
  2. Planning, implementation and evaluation of speech pathology intervention for clients with co-occurring conditions
  3. Engaging in learning with colleagues, students and the community
  4. Clinical decision making and speech pathology practice for individuals and communities
  5. The speech pathologist as advocate for optimal communication and swallowing
  6. Ethical and evidence-based practice: complying with legislation, standards, policies and protocols to provide safe and high-quality services

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:
1appraise diagnostic processes that contribute to a thorough investigation of clients with cooccurring conditions
2justify proposed management alternatives based on the outcomes of assessment, tailored to individual needs and supported by evidence
3plan assessment and intervention responsive to individual and community needs
4devise strategies for inter-professional consultation to further inform clinical decisions around differential diagnosis and to support planning of evidence-based treatment

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

  1. appraise diagnostic processes that contribute to a thorough investigation of clients with cooccurring conditions
  2. justify proposed management alternatives based on the outcomes of assessment, tailored to individual needs and supported by evidence
  3. plan assessment and intervention responsive to individual and community needs
  4. devise strategies for inter-professional consultation to further inform clinical decisions around differential diagnosis and to support planning of evidence-based treatment

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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