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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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
    • GA1:
  2. evaluate speech pathology assessment practices with reference to critically appraised research evidence
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. evaluate indications and efficacy of speech pathology intervention practices for client populations with reference to critically appraised research evidence
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. evaluate how client-related factors, service delivery factors, and clinical experiences may inform clinical decision-making within speech pathology practices.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7: