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Professional Practice 2 PG (10275.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Speech Pathology


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This is a clinical placement unit that builds on skills developed in the previous clinical placement. Students will have the opportunity to use theory, the ICF, and interpret and analyse evidence-based research to develop holistic client centred assessment and treatment plans. Students will develop intermediate clinical skills in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders and develop a further understanding of interdisciplinary practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Assess clients with increasingly complex communication and swallowing disorders using informal and formal tests/tasks, with some supervision, assessments to determine the need for speech pathology services;

2. Interpret assessment results to diagnose and treat clients with a range of communication disorders;

3. Develop holistic and client-centred therapy for children or adults with a variety of communication disorders that are supported by theory and the critical appraisal of research;

4. Apply the ICF to assessment and treatment of clients with a range of communication disorders; and

5. Evaluate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours pre-placement workshop; 25 day placement in a clinical setting (this can be 2, 3 or 4 days per week), and 3 hours post-placement workshop.


Must have passed Professional Practice 1 PG, 10273.


Must be enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology, 371JA.

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