SPHY402 - Speech Pathology Practice 4b

30 cp
Prerequisites SPHY400 Speech Pathology Practice 4A
Teaching Organisation

This unit is the final of seven Professional Practice units that provides direct evidence of competencies required by Speech Pathology Australia for entry into the profession. It is a SPA requirement that competency in working with both child and adult populations is demonstrated in penultimate or final 4th year placements. Consequently, in this unit, students will work with a different population than in the previous professional practice unit (SPHY400/SPHY403).

During the previous six professional practice units, students have progressively increased their independence, ability to manage complexity, and skills in integrating and analyzing information. In this capstone unit, students will engage in an extended period of professional practice experience across one or more of the Speech Pathology Australia range of practice areas of speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and multimodal communication.

Entry level skills, knowledge and attitudes are fostered throughout the unit, as students prepare for transition to the workforce. By the end of the unit, students will be expected to demonstrate entry level competency in accordance with the Competency–Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists for all range of practice area/s.