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SL3200 - Speech Pathology Professional Honours Project A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject supports students in developing knowledge and skills in the conceptualisation, design, and planning of a research project. Students will work in groups to consolidate their skills as critical consumers of research literature through searching and appraising relevant literature regarding a contemporary speech pathology issue. Students will then use the findings as a foundation on which to design and develop a research proposal that will provide a foundation for future subjects that form part of the Professional Honours major in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and refine a research topic relevant to contemporary speech pathology practice in Australia;
  • Identify and critically evaluate literature relating to a contemporary practice issue in order to demonstrate research merit and justify specific research questions;
  • Develop a research proposal describing and justifying research design and associated practical and ethical considerations for conducting research;
  • Plan and justify personal and professional development in relation to ongoing development of a group-based research project.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (10%) - Individual
  • Group proposal 45%; Individual learning plan 15% - (60%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

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

Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND (SL2013 OR RH2002)
SL3003 SL3103 SL3300


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Ms Louise Brown.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours meetings - Supervisor meetings
  • 13 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 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.