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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • 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

Gold Coast

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

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