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. This unit involves a placement experience to introduce students to the profession.
This unit will cover content across three main areas:
- The scope of speech pathology practice in Australia
- The range of practice areas of speech pathology practice in Australia
- 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.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the scope of practice for speech pathology in Australia||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its relationship to speech pathology practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify examples of communication and swallowing impairment in the context of the range of practice areas for speech pathology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||reflect on knowledge, skills and experiences to inform future learning and practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate professional behaviours relevant to professional practice||Communication and social skills|
- Gillam, RB, Marguardt, TP & Martin, FN, 2016, Communication sciences and disorders: From science to clinical practice, 3rd edn, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, San Diego. ISBN: 9781284043075.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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