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SL4003 - Professional Competencies for Speech Pathology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.
Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS3401 AND SL3001 AND SL3002 AND SL3004 AND SL3005 AND (SL3006 OR SL3106)


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars - Weeks 7 - 12
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (5%); assignments (30%); educational material relating to ethics and scope of practice (15%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each assessment must be passed to pass the subject.

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.