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Gold CoastSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Prepares students to identify, appraise and apply research evidence to speech pathology assessment and intervention practices within the broader context of evidence-based practice. The unit will extend knowledge and clinical reasoning as applicable to a variety of range of practice areas within speech pathology.

Unit content

The unit will cover content related to:

  • Evidence-based practice as applicable to speech pathology practice.
  • Identifying, appraising and synthesising research evidence to inform speech pathology practice.
  • Validity, reliability, and fidelity of assessment and intervention practices within speech pathology.
  • Applying research to speech pathology practice.

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
1apply principles of evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of research methods in the context of speech pathology practicesIntellectual rigour
2evaluate speech pathology assessment practices with reference to critically appraised research evidenceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3evaluate indications and efficacy of speech pathology intervention practices for client populations with reference to critically appraised research evidenceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4evaluate how client-related factors, service delivery factors, and clinical experiences may inform clinical decision-making within speech pathology practices.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

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

  1. apply principles of evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of research methods in the context of speech pathology practices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. evaluate speech pathology assessment practices with reference to critically appraised research evidence
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. evaluate indications and efficacy of speech pathology intervention practices for client populations with reference to critically appraised research evidence
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. evaluate how client-related factors, service delivery factors, and clinical experiences may inform clinical decision-making within speech pathology practices.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Liamputtong, P, 2016, Research methods in health: Foundations for evidence-based practice, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC. ISBN: 9780190304300.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review50%
Presentation50%
Discussion boardSR
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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