SL5201 - Advanced Practice in Adult Speech Pathology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject is available to students who are enrolled in the Speech Pathology major
of the Master of Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation, or Graduate Certificate
of Rehabilitation; or the Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice. Completion
of this subject may be used as evidence to support an application for practising membership
with Speech Pathology Australia, however students are advised to discuss suitability
with Speech Pathology Australia.
This subject will extend theoretical knowledge concerning the diagnosis and management
of adults with complex communication disorders. The locus of complexity may lie with
the nature of the impairment, the context of the adult's circumstances or the nature
of the service delivery framework. Emphasis will be on application of evidence-based
practice to client management in health, disability, care or other contexts to optimize
functional communication and quality of life. The subject will explore how evidence
from a range of contexts applies to rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities.
The subject will require self directed work and will be supported by written, oral
and visual teaching materials and videoconferencing.
- effectively communicate about complex cases with peers at an advanced level;
- critically appraise current evidence at an advanced level for the diagnosis, management
and evaluation of adults with complex communication disorders;
- formulate speech pathology assessments and interventions for adult clients with complex
communication disorders using advanced clinical reasoning skills and applying current
- measure and critique the outcomes of interventions for adult clients with complex
communication disorders, particularly in a rural remote, tropical and indigenous context
at an advanced level.
|Knowledge and skills commensurate with completion of speech pathology undergraduate
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane
||Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane.
- 12 hours lectures - Online lectures introducing core content
- 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Forum discussions, etc.
- 110 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||presentations (25%); assignments (50%); response to problem-based stimuli (25%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Must pass all items of assessment.
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