SPHY401 - Contemporary Issues in Speech Pathology

10 cp
Prerequisites All 3rd year SPHY Units
Teaching Organisation

Speech pathology practice requires excellent skills in operational aspects of service delivery as well as management of specific and complex clinical populations. This unit is a capstone unit where students examine the role of the speech pathologist in relation to leadership, delegation, supervision, self-care, and the professional learning of self and others.

Organisational and management skills required for entry level practice such as quality improvement, time management, self-care and team work will also be addressed in relation to the provision of culturally safe, evidence-based, speech pathology services. These skills are essential for practice as a speech pathologist and the ethical delivery of services to vulnerable populations.

Finally, this unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in activities that assist their preparation for employment as a speech pathologist.