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Unit of Study SPT10001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the scope of practice for speech pathology in Australia
2 describe the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its relationship to speech pathology practice
3 identify examples of communication and swallowing impairment in the context of the range of practice areas for speech pathology
4 reflect on knowledge, skills and experiences to inform future learning and practice
5 demonstrate professional behaviours relevant to professional practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the scope of practice for speech pathology in Australia
    • GA4:
  2. describe the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its relationship to speech pathology practice
    • GA4:
  3. identify examples of communication and swallowing impairment in the context of the range of practice areas for speech pathology
    • GA4:
  4. reflect on knowledge, skills and experiences to inform future learning and practice
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. demonstrate professional behaviours relevant to professional practice
    • GA6: