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SL3003 - Speech Pathology Practice 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree and Speech Pathology IHCAP Program (not Speech Pathology Honours students).

Students will work in small groups to identify a speech pathology project leading to the development of a clinical or other speech pathology review, guideline, service evaluation or service development which they will continue to work on in SL3006, SL4005 and SL4006. This subject will require students to demonstrate the ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, develop effective search strategies and critically appraise the research literature. Students will learn how to be critical consumers of the research literature and begin to develop their project proposal.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to formulate a project question or topic related to speech pathology;
  • identify and review key literature to support initial project development;
  • demonstrate ability to outline a plan for an evidence based project addressing a clinical or professional area of need.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND RH2002


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments; proposed topic (%); preliminary literature review (%); peer and self evaluation (%); progress report (individual) - hurdle (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must successfully pass all components to pass this subject. Students must attend and actively participate in at least 80% of scheduled meetings and classes.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.