SPHY203 - Speech Pathology Practice 2A

10 cp
Prerequisites ALHT106 Psychology for Allied Health and All 1st year SPHY units
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning

This is the second of seven professional practice units. This unit formally introduces students to the professional and occupational competencies required for practice as a speech pathologist, to community engagement, the principles of which are critical to an ACU students’ education, and to disorders of hearing. Students will participate in activities and experiences that will assist with the development of reasoning, communication, life-long learning and professionalism.

Students will also be introduced to the occupational competencies of assessment, analysis and interpretation, and intervention and planning of speech pathology services. The development of these skills will provide students with the opportunity to progress their identity as a speech pathologist and grow their knowledge of client and family- centred practice. At the conclusion of this unit students are required to demonstrate professional practice competency at an early novice level.

The unit will include a module on working with children, young people and vulnerable adults that will focus on responding to concerns and strategies to keep ourselves and others safe and support children, young people and vulnerable adults.