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SL4006 - Speech Pathology Professional Project B

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

This subject follows on from SL4005 Speech Pathology Professional Projects A as student groups continue to develop and complete their clinical projects. As part of SL4005, students identified and justified a clinical need and begun to plan and develop a project to fulfil this clinical need. This was achieved through consultation with key stakeholders (e.g. speech pathology clinicians, speech pathology service managers, academic speech pathologists, other healthcare workers, patients/clients, parents, carers, teachers, the general public, etc) and also through searching, appraisal and review of current available sources of information relevant to the project topic. In SL4006, the focus is on students completing their final project 'product', disseminating the outcomes of their project to the speech pathology community, and reflecting on their project in relation to principles of Evidence-Based Practice and the Competency-Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS 2011).

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate application of the principles, rationales, and professional responsibilities towards implementing Evidence-Based Practice within a defined area of speech pathology (defined in relation to project topic);
  • demonstrate competency in applying skills required for evidence-based practice within the practice of speech pathology, specifically in relation to the development of a clinical project that is thoroughly researched and applicable to a defined area of speech pathology (defined in relation to project topic);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of capacity building within the practice of speech pathology and reflect on own abilities to apply principles of Evidence-Based Practice and further develop clinical and research knowledge and skills;
  • demonstrate ability to update, acquire and/or develop clinically relevant resources in accordance with a demonstrated need to do so (in relation to project topic).
Prerequisites: (SL3006 OR SL3106) AND SL3004 AND SL3002 AND SL3005 AND SL3001 AND HS3401 AND HS2401


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Roger Newman.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours workshops/Seminars - Weeks 7 - 13
  • 14 hours - Supervision; Weeks 7 - 13
Assessment: presentations (20%); project (50%); self-assessment (10%); peer review (20%).
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.