Unit description

This capstone unit will provide students opportunity to demonstrate and extend knowledge and skills and their application to clinical case studies that present aspects of complexity in relation to range of practice coverage, ethical considerations, inter-professional management, and other service delivery factors. 

Unit content

Scheduled learning activities will focus on case-based discussions informed by clinical cases that students may have experienced while on clinical placements in addition to areas of practice where students have yet to attain evidence to support Entry level competence in relation to Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011) . These case-based discussions will be used as the foundation for the development of case studies that will form the basis of unit assessment tasks.

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 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (Weeks 14, 15)
Case study60%
Exam: viva40%

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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