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SL3200 - Speech Pathology Professional Honours Project A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject supports students working in small self-directed groups, in developing knowledge and skills in the conceptualisation, design, and planning of a group research project. Students will 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 project, and construct and defend a research proposal. Students will be required to demonstrate skills in independence, leadership, team work, planning, and critical reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and refine a research topic relevant to contemporary speech pathology practice;
  • Critically evaluate relevant literature relating to a contemporary practice issue in order to contextualise, design, and justify a research question;
  • Examine research methodologies and associated methods, in order to identify a research approach that aligns effectively with a study question;
  • Develop, communicate, and defend a comprehensive proposal justifying the rationale for underpinning methodology, data collection and analysis processes, and practical and ethical dimensions of a contemporary research topic;
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on ones' own and group members' performance in relation to research project planning and reporting.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (40%) - Group
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (15%) - 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 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Dr Chris Plant.
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.