School Of Health Sciences

Speech Pathology Professional IssuesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401431.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students will be expected to have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of assessment and management of communication and mealtimes across the lifespan. Students will require the knowledge, clinical reasoning and reflection skills to respond to complex case and service delivery issues in speech pathology practice. Students will draw upon their diverse speech pathology practice experiences to complete learning activities and assessments for this unit. This unit focuses on preparation for recruitment and professional entry and it is assumed that students will have achieved professional competencies approaching entry-level before undertaking the unit.

401430 Speech Pathology Practice 3

401432 Speech Pathology Practice 4

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology or 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

About this Unit
This unit will address contemporary professional issues relevant to entry-level and future speech pathology practice, Students will integrate knowledge and skills from the year 3 and 4 academic and clinical units to generate evidence-based and ethically sound approaches to managing complex and contemporary professional issues. Students will critically reflect on their roles and responsibilities as future professional practitioners, leaders and advocates for the speech pathology profession. Students will engage in career planning and develop strategies to facilitate their transition to professional practice and fulfilling the roles and responsibilities expected of new graduate speech pathologists.

4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4788.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CURRENT

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