This is second of the six professional practice courses in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) program. This course further develops assessment of communication and swallowing needs including interpreting, diagnosing and reporting on client assessment. It provides students with an increased focus on the provision of speech pathology intervention. Specifically, students will apply and integrate theory of typical and atypical speech and language development to a paediatric professional practice settings. Students will consolidate their prior knowledge of speech pathology assessment, analysis, and interpretation and develop their knowledge of planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based interventions as outlined in the Professional Standards of Practice for Speech Pathologists. Students' professional competencies of clinical reasoning, communication, lifelong learning and professionalism will continue to be developed along with reflective practice. Students will also complete community engagement activities, working collaboratively with community groups and organisations to achieve mutually agreed goals that build capacity, especially with those who are marginalised and disadvantaged. The course will provide a minimum of 120 hours (three weeks at 40 hours/week) of supervised professional practice placement (PEP) with flexible support from the university.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 184kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount