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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

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.

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
2 evaluate speech pathology assessment practices with reference to critically appraised research evidence
3 evaluate indications and efficacy of speech pathology intervention practices for client populations with reference to critically appraised research evidence
4 evaluate how client-related factors, service delivery factors, and clinical experiences may inform clinical decision-making within speech pathology practices.

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
  2. evaluate speech pathology assessment practices with reference to critically appraised research evidence
  3. evaluate indications and efficacy of speech pathology intervention practices for client populations with reference to critically appraised research evidence
  4. evaluate how client-related factors, service delivery factors, and clinical experiences may inform clinical decision-making within speech pathology practices.

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 teaching periods.