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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPT40001 - Assessment and Intervention of Communication and Swallowing: Clinical Placements

Unit aim

Students have the opportunity to integrate clinical practice and theory and extend and consolidate knowledge and skills required for entry level speech pathology practice.

Unit content

  • Portfolio development and review
  • Reflective practice
  • Linking theory and practice to professional competencies (reasoning, communication, learning and professionalism)
  • Linking theory and practice to range of practice principles (including evidence based practice, ICF, culturally responsive services and IPP)
  • COMPASS Entry Level in relation to professional competencies and CBOS Units
  • Ethics pertaining to report writing

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 evaluate and synthesise information from various knowledge bases relevant to speech pathology and interprofessional practice
2 demonstrate competent reasoning when justifying decisions relating to assessment, analysis, interpretation, planning and implementation of interventions within speech pathology practice
3 differentiate principles and practices specific to a particular range of practice area compared to those common to other range of practice areas in speech pathology
4 compile a portfolio of evidence to support claims for entry level competency in relation to the Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011)

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

  1. evaluate and synthesise information from various knowledge bases relevant to speech pathology and interprofessional practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate competent reasoning when justifying decisions relating to assessment, analysis, interpretation, planning and implementation of interventions within speech pathology practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. differentiate principles and practices specific to a particular range of practice area compared to those common to other range of practice areas in speech pathology
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. compile a portfolio of evidence to support claims for entry level competency in relation to the Competency-Based Occupational Standards of Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011)
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.