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SL4003 - Professional Competencies for Speech Pathology 2

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

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.

This course will develop student's understanding of ethical principles and the ethics of care. In addition, students will apply these ethical reasoning to critical incidents in speech pathology practice. Students will also develop knowledge about the legal aspects which impact on the profession of speech pathology. Working in inter-professional teams and developing appropriate service delivery models are key components to working as a speech pathologist, especially in Northern Australia. This course provides the knowledge base for team work and for conceptualizing specialised services. Student will discuss different types of service delivery and team work that currently exists in speech pathology. For example, the generic competencies for Rehabilitation will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will have knowledge of practice in specialist areas of speech pathology;
  • students will understand the levels of competency required to practice in these areas;
  • students will understand the ethical and legal requirements of specialist areas of practice;
  • students will develop an awareness of career paths of speech pathology and develop knowledge and skills in working with teams;
  • students will understand different service delivery models.
Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS3401 AND SL3001 AND SL3002 AND SL3004 AND SL3005 AND (SL3006 OR SL3106)


Townsville, Study Period 9, Internal
Census Date 10-Oct-2019
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Gareth Lloyd.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures - Weeks 10 - 13
  • 26 hours tutorials - Weeks 10 - 13
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20% - 30%); presentations (30% - 40%); assignments (40% - 50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for all assessment components. Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.

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.