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SL4006 - Speech Pathology Professional Project B

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

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

In this subject students will work in small groups to address a clinical project. This project may be a service development plan, a quality activity or result in a website development for communication or swallowing (eg applying EBP to a specific field). It is expected that the focus will be on rural, remote and Indigenous speech pathology services in northern Australia. An intercultural experience may be an option in this subject. This Study Period, the students will select a project with a different primary focus to that undertaken in Professional Project A (ie if they undertook a service development plan in Study Period 1, they will undertake a quality activity or EBP web site development in Study Period 2).

Learning Outcomes

  • develop competency in production of professional resources which are factual and accessible and develop competency in service quality improvement;
  • understand the rationale for EBP, including criticisms of this approach;
  • understand and demonstrate skills in the process of EBP;
  • demonstrate the applicability of EBP to clinical practice;
  • have knowledge and skills of professional capacity building relating to speech pathology in local and regional communities.

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 ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • 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 generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.
Prerequisites: (SL3006 OR SL3106) AND SL3004 AND SL3002 AND SL3005 AND SL3001 AND HS3401 AND HS2401


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Louise Brown, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Samantha Siyambalapitiya.
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 projects (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.