This course will equip students with knowledge and skills to support the advancement of their clinical practice. The course introduces students to several selected areas of specialised speech pathology practice. The areas of practice have been chosen to develop advanced skills or introduce students to areas of specialised practice they may not have encountered during clinical placement. This course will promote professional development relevant to a variety of specialist and emerging speech pathology practice domains. The learning activities within the course will extend students' knowledge of clinical decision making, clinical reasoning, and professional judgement by applying it to complex care situations in both contemporary and emerging speech pathology clinical practice. The complexity of the cases may reflect the body structures/functions that are impaired, the activities/participation that are restricted, the environmental (physical/social) barriers that exist, personal factors and/or an integration of one or more of these. Students will incorporate research principles and practices relevant to the assessment and management of communication and/or swallowing, with socio-cultural, ethical and holistic frameworks to justify their clinical practice and reasoning in different contexts. Students will also engage in targeted critical reflection of their capabilities against the Speech Pathology Australia professional standards. This reflective process will form the basis of a personalised development plan to support their future professional growth.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).
* 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