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SL3013 - Topics in Focus in Speech Pathology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides students with the opportunity to explore a range of client presentations and conditions and associated speech pathology assessment and intervention approaches. These conditions include disorders of cognition, neural and sensory processing, and disorders of fluency across the lifespan. This subject builds on and extends students' skills, knowledge, and understanding across diverse practice areas and supports understanding of how speech pathology services operate within systems and organisational frameworks. Students will develop knowledge and skills for clinical practice in regional, rural, remote and tropical settings, with a particular focus on working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesise information from a variety of clinical sources in order to formulate communication profiles, clinical diagnoses, and intervention plans for clients presenting with cognitive communication disorders, complex needs and diverse personal circumstances; applying understanding of the influence of external and internal factors on therapeutic outcomes;
  • develop and undertake collaborative preventative, educational, and/or promotional projects or programs related to speech pathology;
  • plan, conduct, analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment procedures relating to children and adults with concerns related to fluency;
  • plan, justify, and demonstrate speech pathology intervention procedures relating to children and adults with fluency disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral presentation [Group 10%]; Written Educational Resource [Individual 10%] - (20%) - Group & Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of all class activities.

Prerequisites: SL3004


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Jacqueline Lim
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane, <Person not found>, Dr Jacqueline Lim.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 42 hours seminars
  • 23 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.