SPHY101 - Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit introduces students to the profession and practice of speech pathology through a range of learning activities, including exposure to clinicians in the field and guest lecturers from a range of practice settings.

Communication for professional practice will be a major focus of this early exposure to the profession. Students will be introduced to the key principles underlying graduate practice in Australia through the Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists (CBOS), International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework and Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics. Students will begin to apply these frameworks within reflective learning activities, professional portfolio development and field work experience.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to the foundational clinical skills of speech pathology, and to the range of practice areas and settings that speech pathologists work within. A second aim is to provide a scaffolded orientation to the university, library and Placement Services for new students.