Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) – BPASSPPA6000

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) pass

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Textbooks

There are no textbooks for the following units. Students need to refer to the following documents, which will be provided as required:

  • COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013).
  • Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011).
  • CDTRC Clinic Handbook (available on eLearning).
  • Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Unit of Study
CSCD3077 Intermediate Clinic 1: Child
CSCD3078 Intermediate Clinic 1: Adult
CSCD3083 Intermediate Clinic 2: Adult & Community
CSCD3084 Intermediate Clinic 2: Child & Community
CSCD4053 Advanced Practice A: Clinical
CSCD4054 Advanced Practice A: Community
CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric
CSCD4056 Advanced Practice A: Adult
CSCD4057 Advanced Practice B: Paediatric
CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult
CSCD4059 Advanced Practice B: Clinical
CSCD4060 Advanced Practice B: Community
CSCD3087 Intermediate Clinic 1H: Adult
CSCD3089 Intermediate Clinic 2H:Child & Community
CSCD4061 Advanced Practice H: Clinical
CSCD4062 Advanced Practice H: Community
CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric
CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult 
Course BPASSPPA-06: Pass course; full-time, 4 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BACH1165 Psychology and Cognitive Factors (Intro)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures and/or tutorials per week Assessment: Individual assignment (25%), individual case-based assignment (15%) and exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to psychology and introduces students to an information processing approach to cognitive functions including attention, learning, memory, knowledge acquisition, reasoning and decision making.
BIOS1163 Speech Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorials/week Assessment Assessment: mid semester exam (30%), worksheet (5%), end semester exam (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to provide an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech. Students will gain a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck as well as functional activities involving swallowing and speech. In addition student will learn the role of physics in sound production. Control of breathing and respiration in normal and pathological condition is also covered in this unit. Practical classes will take a case-based approach to learning. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is required.
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week, 3x1-hr tutorial/semester Assessment: Transcription exam 1 barrier task (20%), transcription exam 2 barrier task (20%), final exam (55%), 1x1hr research participation (5%) Practical field work: Participation in practical learning Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2. Students without a sound knowledge of formal traditional grammar are encouraged to undertake the Grammar bridging course in February. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD2057 Child Language and CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders
Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.
Textbooks
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Collins, P., Amberbe, M. & Cox, F. (2005). An Introduction to Language (Australia and New Zealand 7th edition) Thomson Educational, Victoria. Linda Hand, Grammar Handbook (2005) available on campus; Phonetics Handbook available on campus
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BIOS1167 Human Cell Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Diana Oakes Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x 1hr lectures/week, 3 x 2hr practical/semester Prohibitions: BIOS1161, BIOS1156, BIOS1126, HSBM1001, BIOS1130 Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Examinations (95%) [consisting of a mid semester exam 30% and an end semester exam 70%] Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an entry level unit of study designed to give students an overview of the biological and biochemical processes that are fundamental to life. Knowledge gained in this unit will enable students to understand the key principles of health and disease and the scientific basis for many of the professional practices they will undertake in their careers. Topics are not covered in the detail that is applicable to general chemistry or biochemistry units of study. Students who achieve a pass have a basic working knowledge of the following topics: structure and function of cells, homeostasis, the basic chemistry of life, the biochemistry of human cell function (including protein synthesis, metabolic processes and diseases), and the genetics of health and disease. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit and to apply their knowledge to the relevance of these fundamental principles to health care practices.
Students who have not undertaken Biology, Chemistry or Senior Science studies in the final two years of their school education are recommended to take BIOS1167
or
one recommended elective [6] (see recommended list below)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BIOS1165 Hearing Science and Audiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Aaron Camp Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assessment: mid semester exam (15%), end-semester exam (65%), 4 online quizzes (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the physics, anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism. Students will also learn about pathologies of the ear, nose and throat and development of the human embryo. The unit also includes an introduction to deafness, basic audiological tests and evaluation of hearing.
BIOS1166 Neuroscience I: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs lectures, 2hr practicals, tutorials/week Prohibitions: BIOS1132, BIOS1171, BIOS1141 Assessment: quiz (5%), two mid semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 8: (30%), end semester exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study includes fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. Basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system comprise the physiological component of the unit. Students are also introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students undertaking professional preparation degrees.
CSCD1032 Human Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr lecture/week (weeks 3-13) 4x1hr tutorials/semester Prerequisites: BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 or HSBH1003 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Assessment: mid semester exam (20%), assignment (40%) final exam (35%) and oral reflection task (5% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2
Students will acquire knowledge about typical communication development in English across the lifespan and in cultures relevant to the Australian context. Students will learn about the sequence of normal communication development from prelinguistic communication development through to adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender in communication development. This unit of study prepares students to undertake observation of communication and to demonstrate understanding of the theories and facts in the normal acquisition of communication skills and apply this knowledge to people of different ages. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues.
Textbooks
McLaughlin, S. (2006) Introduction to Language Development. Clifton Park,NY: Thompson Delmar; Bentzen, W.R. (2009) Seeing Young Children. A Guide to observing and recording behaviour. Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar. (5th ed)
CSCD2058 Stuttering

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Mark Onslow Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week Assessment: Attendance and participation week 7 class (0% barrier task), attendance and participation week 9 class (0% barrier task), 1500 word case-based assignment (50%), CPR certificate (0% barrier task) and 1hr case-based final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for speech pathology (Intermediate) clinical units in Year 3
Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake the clinical management of children and adults who stutter. Participants will learn about clinically relevant theories and research findings pertaining to the management of stuttering, how to select, justify and implement clinical interventions, and demonstrate skills in researching and applying evidence-based practice to stuttering management. Students will acquire skills in identifying and counting stuttering and producing a speech restructuring speech pattern. This unit of study prepares students to evaluate research evidence for different assessment and intervention programs in stuttering; consider ethical and service issues related to delivering speech pathology services to culturally populations.
Textbooks
Onslow, M. (2013). Stuttering and its treatment: Thirteen easy lectures. Electronic resource. Publication details to be announced.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
BIOS2062 Neuroscience II: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Mor Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3hrs lectures/week, 2hr practicals/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Assessment: mid semester exam (33%), end semester exam (67%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study considers the development and anatomy of the brainstem and cranial nerves. The anatomy and physiology of special sensory systems and the control and integration of somatic motor activity with special reference to communication are explored comprehensively. Higher functions of the nervous system and adaptive properties including plasticity and recovery of the nervous system after injury are also examined. Considerable emphasis is placed on the anatomical and physiological basis of neurological problems relating to communication disorders throughout the unit of study. This unit of study includes laboratory classes where tissues from human cadavers are examined in detail; attendance at such classes is required for the unit of study.
CSCD2057 Child Language

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Natalie Ann Munro Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assessment: assignment (50%) and final exam (50% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to spoken language impairments from birth to the school-aged child. The nature of child language impairments together with principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment are covered for the following paediatric clinical populations: pre-linguistic infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children.
Textbooks
Paul, R & Norbury, C. (2012) Language disorders: From infancy through adolescence (4th ed) Mosby; NY. 618.92855/PAU
CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Baker Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD1034 and CSCD1032 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assessment: phonological processes test (10%), case study assignment (40%), and end semester exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD3082
Students will acquire knowledge about speech sound disorders and will cover techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention of such disorders through case-based and project based learning activities. Students will learn skills of phonological analysis and will learn to evaluate research evidence for best practice in assessment, diagnosis and intervention of speech sound disorders in children. This unit of study provides students with essential theoretical background to begin Speech Pathology clinical practice units.
Textbooks
Students will purchase Speech Sound Disorders Workbook on campus
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CSCD2064 Introductory Practice 1: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2 hr lecture/week Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2057 and CSCD2068 Assessment: pass/fail (100%), must attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and pass 1 written assignment (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical practice Tuesday to Friday minimum 66 hours/semester for client management, observations, group supervision meetings, planning and debriefing meetings, TAM duties Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must also have completed the first year screening. In addition, the privacy declaration and Working with Children Check (via Commission for Children and Young People) will be required during the orientation period. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol in Introductory Practice 2 units and Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units.
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on-campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
Textbooks
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
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CSCD2065 Introductory Practice 1: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight Prerequisites: CSCD1032, CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2057, CSCD2068 Assessment: pass/fail (100%), must attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and pass 2xwritten assignments (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hours/semester for preschool visit, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meetings Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must also have completed the first year screening. In addition, the privacy declaration and Working with Children Check (via Commission for Children and Young People) will be required during the orientation period. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol Introductory Practice 2 units and Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units.
Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day-care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting; develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on-campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
Textbooks
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BACH2142 Cognitive Neuropsychology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assessment: group presentation (15%), essay and annotated bibliography (35%) and final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students acquire knowledge of normal cognition and the cognitive neuropsychological approach to brain-behaviour relationships and cognitive processes; the cognitive and behavioural consequences of brain damage and models of cognitive rehabilitation.
CSCD2062 Motor Speech and Dysphagia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hans Bogaardt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3 hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, independent study of modified barium swallow video rating approximately 3 to 4 hrs per semester Prerequisites: BIOS2062 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1163 Assessment: 1hr case based mid semester exam (35%), MBS exam (barrier task) (15%) and 2 hr case based final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for Year 3 clinic units CSCD3077 and CSCD3078 and CSCD3087
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and management for clients with speech motor and motor programming disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia, as well as assessment and management of feeding and swallowing impairments in children and adults. Students will learn to describe, evaluate and conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case-based problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills. This unit of study prepares students to conduct appropriate and evidence-based clinical assessment and management for these populations.
Textbooks
Duffy, Joseph R. (2013). Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (3rd ed) Mosby; London
CSCD3086 Voice and Voice Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Madill Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1165 and CSCD1034 Assessment: 1hr exam (30%), 2hr exam (50%) and recorded voice task assignment (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will enable students to describe, analyse and apply: i) the anatomical, physiological, aerodynamic, biomechanical, acoustic, physical and perceptual principles of vocal function; ii) principles and skills in the assessment and analysis of vocal function including basic principles of acoustic speech recording and analysis; iii) the nature of voice disorders; evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of phonatory disorders; iv) different voice techniques and facilitating vocal change in the non-disordered and disordered population.
Textbooks
Colton, R.H., Casper, J.K. & Leonard, R (2011). 4th edition. Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins
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CSCD2066 Introductory Practice 2: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: CSCD2065 Assessment: pass/fail (100%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and pass 3 written assignments (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical practice Tuesday to Friday minimum 66 hours/semester for client management, observations, group supervision meetings, planning and debriefing meetins, TAM duties. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must also have completed the first year screening. In addition, the privacy declaration and Working with Children Check (via Commission for Children and Young People) will be required during the orientation period. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol in Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units.
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider communication and counselling skills involved with working with caregivers and adult clients, and problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in working with adults and their families. This unit will also explore the role of speech pathologists in the health system and their participation in professional teams.
Textbooks
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
or
CSCD2067 Introductory Practice 2: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Katrina Gott Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week,1x-hr tutorial/fortnight Prerequisites: CSCD2064 Assessment: pass/fail (100%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task), online tasks (0%barrier task) and pass 3 written assignments (0% barrier task) Practical field work: clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hrs/semester for preschool visits, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meeting Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator before enrolling in this unit of study if they do not have a current National Police Certificate or are a prohibited person under the NSW Working with Children Act (2001) Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol in Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units
Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day-care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting; - develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. To support their clinical learning and prepare students for their immediate placement, this unit will consider communication and counselling skills involved with working with caregivers and adult clients, and problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in working with adults and their families. This unit will also explore the role of speech pathologists in the health system and their participation in professional teams.
Textbooks
Preschool Handbook available from the Discipline; Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
CSCD3074 Specialist Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alison Purcell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week and 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: BIOS1165 Assessment: assignment (50%), end-semester examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP.
In this unit, students will learn about the different varieties of hearing loss and craniofacial abnormalities. Students will understand the impact of these disorders on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will be explored.
Textbooks
Kummer, A. W. (2014) Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance. San Diego, NY. Cenage Learning.
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Emma Power Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr case discussion/demonstration/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: Assignment (50%), 2 hour final exam (50% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite or corequisite for adult clinical placements in Year 3. Students undertaking international studies in this semester must include studies in adult language disorders in their program to meet this requirement for Year 3 clinic. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will acquire knowledge about neurogenic language disorders in adults (e.g., aphasia and cognitive communication deficits). Students will learn about the characteristics of acquired aphasia, non-dominant hemisphere lesions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and degenerative disease (e.g., dementia) and critically evaluate and develop assessment and intervention strategies for these populations.
CSCD3076 Lifelong Disability and AAC

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andy Smidt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week,12x1-hr tutorials weeks 2-13 Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: group presentation and handout (20%) and client assessment (40%) and case-based final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Textbooks
Johnston, Susan S. et al. (2012). AAC strategies for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore
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CSCD3077 Intermediate Clinic 1: Child

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive November,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical placement Monday to Friday for a minimum 24 face to face client hours per semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings Prerequisites: CSCD2058 and CSCD2062 and CSCD3086 and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task) and complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements
Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric clients and engage in supervisory conferences each week, during semester. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. At the end of this unit of study, students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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CSCD3078 Intermediate Clinic 1: Adult

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive November,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical placement Monday to Friday for a minimum 12 face to face client hours per semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings Prerequisites: CSCD2058 and CSCD2062 and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task)and TAM Duty (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements.
Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. Students will be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off campus clinical settings. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child and adult clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BACH2143 Counselling &Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial Assessment: counselling class paper (30%), behaviour management assignment (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire skills and knowledge of basic and advanced counselling, psychotherapeutic and behaviour management skills as they are used by students and professionals in health sciences working with individuals with communication disorders.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed text for this unit. Students will be given collections of recent publications on relevant topics.
CSCD3082 Phonology, Language and Literacy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week Prerequisites: CSCD2057 and (CSCD1033 or CSCD2068) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Assessment: clinical report (50%) and 2-hr final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051, CSCD4053, CSCD4054, CSCD4055, CSCD4056, CSCD4057, CSCD4058, CSCD4059, CSCD4060, CSCD4061, CSCD4062, CSCD4063 and CSCD4064
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in the study of phonology, language and literacy as they relate to children and adolescents with communication disorders. This unit will cover the interactions between phonology, language and literacy in both acquisition and impairment. Students will learn how spoken language and expressive phonology both influence literacy acquisition. Students will examine theoretical models of reading and phonological processing, and how these models can be used to understand and manage spoken and written communication impairments in school aged children.
Textbooks
Kamhi, A. & Catts, H. (2012). Language and Reading Disabilities (3rd Ed.) Boston:Allyn & Bacon.
CSCD3085 Speech Pathology Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hans Bogaardt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week for 13 weeks, 1x1-hr computer lab/week for 7 weeks, 1x1-hr research methodology appraisal /semester Assessment: SPSS exams (45%), research appraisal (5%) and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051
In this unit students will learn the basic principles of designing, undertaking and analysing research in speech pathology. This will enable students to be more careful consumers (and, perhaps, producers) of research when they become clinicians and to appreciate the fundamental link between research skills and evidence-based practice. This unit will also lay the groundwork for students who might be considering a research higher degree. A variety of topics will be explored including correlational techniques, hypothesis testing and qualitative methods. Exercises and examples will relate specifically to the basic science and applied aspects of speech pathology. Students will gain experience using SPSS statistical analysis software or equivalent.
Textbooks
Clinical Research methods in Speech language Pathology and Audiology (2nd Ed) (by Irwin, Pannbacker & Lass)
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CSCD3083 Intermediate Clinic 2: Adult & Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical placement Monday to Friday for a minimum 12 face to face client hours per semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings, 3 week block placement or equivalent Prerequisites: CSCD3075 and CSCD3077 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), clinical assessment based viva (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and TAM Duty (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. Students will also be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off-campus clinical settings in a weekly placement followed by a block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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CSCD3084 Intermediate Clinic 2: Child & Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: clinical placement Monday to Friday for a minimum 24 face to face client hours per semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings, 3 week block placement or equivalent Prerequisites: CSCD3075, CSCD3078 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), clinical assessment based viva (0% barrier task) and complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric client/s and engage in supervisory conferences each week, during semester. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. Students will also be responsible for the management of adult clients in off campus clinical settings in a block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4

Students must complete all Year 3 units of study before they can enrol in any Year 4 units of study.
Students in Year 4 of the course will be assigned to either Group A or B. Group assignment will be known by the end of Semester 1, Year 3. In Year 4, students in Group A enrol in their on-campus units of study in Semester 1 and off-campus units of study in Semester 2; students in Group B enrol in off-campus units of study in Semester 1 and on-campus units in Semester 2.
Note:
Students must complete all Year 3 units before they are permitted to enrol in any Year 4 units.

Group A

Semester 1
CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: Assumed knowledge: Students are assumed to be concurrently enrolled in year 4 clinical units and should seek advice from the course director if this is not the case Assumed knowledge: Students are assumed to be concurrently enrolled in year 4 clinical units and should seek advice from the course director if this is not the case Assessment: Critically appraised topic (50%), management plan (40%) and minutes of team meetings and participation in class activities (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct critical evaluation of the literature pertinent to speech pathology practice and apply principles of evidence-based practice. Students will focus on specific areas of specialised practice. These areas will be chosen to strengthen the student¿s professional portfolio demonstrating competencies across all areas.
CSCD4052 Professional Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Kate Short Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week and project work off site across the semester Corequisites: CSCD4053 or CSCD4059 Assessment: Mock job application (15%), group project (85%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), and complete 1 online reflective statement (0% barrier task) and attendance at debrief in November (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must complete year 3 Intermediate Clinic adult neuro-block before enrolling in CSCD4052 Professional Issues. Students must be prepared to travel to external health sites during their projects.
Students enrolled in this unit will participate in learning experiences that integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in order to prepare for the professional workplace. Students will cover issues in professional relationships, ethics, caseload management, legal requirements and professional self regulation. Students complete a group quality improvement project (generally at an external site).
CSCD4053 Advanced Practice A: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures Tuesday to Friday orientation week only, clinical - Tuesday to Friday minimum 12 client hours, 12 prep hours, 12 weekly group supervision meetings, 12 hours for support and mentoring required per semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4054 and CSCD4052 Assessment: clinical competency assessment (100%) , 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, required paperwork, tam duty, CPR certificate Practical field work: clinical 8am-6pm Tuesday-Friday minimum 12 client hours plus other hours for group supervision, planning and mentoring totalling approximately 4-5 hour per week on site. attendance Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4054 Advanced Practice A: Community. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from February - November and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator before enrolling in this unit of study if they do not have a current National Police Certificate or are a prohibited person under the NSW Working with Children Act (2001). Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements.
Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
CSCD4054 Advanced Practice A: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures in orientation week only, 1xday/week, community placements scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, attendance required for 1xday/week for 10 to 13 weeks, intake participation on Friday mornings required for a total of 5 hours/semester, first year screenings total an approximate 2hr commitment per semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4053 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), orientation (0% barrier task), clinical meetings (0% barrier task), intake statement of learning (0% barrier task), first year screening statement of learning (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Intake clinic Friday mornings (roster basis) plus 8am-5pm for 1-day per week (Tuesday-Thursday) for 10-13 weeks during semester Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4053 Advanced Practice A: Clinical. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements.
Students provide an assessment and/or intervention service to clients within the community. They manage a varied client caseload, as well as participate in a variety of clinical management and clinical service activities in both an on and off campus setting. Students take part in regular supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and other students.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Clinical placement full time block Monday to Friday with on site attendance minimum 4 days per week for 6 weeks or equivalent, additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4056 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), 0% barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions, portfolio and submission of required paperwork Practical field work: Clinical placements are scheduled from January-December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4056 Advanced Practice A: Adult. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January-December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
CSCD4056 Advanced Practice A: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4055 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January-December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Group B

Semester 1
CSCD4057 Advanced Practice B: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4-days per week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: Co-requisite: CSCD4058 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Student must hold a current CPR certificate as well as ensure they hold a clearance card following conduction of a National Police Check before they can commence in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit.
CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Clinical placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4 days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent, additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4057 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4057 Advanced Practice B: Paediatric. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January- December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: Assumed knowledge: Students are assumed to be concurrently enrolled in year 4 clinical units and should seek advice from the course director if this is not the case Assumed knowledge: Students are assumed to be concurrently enrolled in year 4 clinical units and should seek advice from the course director if this is not the case Assessment: Critically appraised topic (50%), management plan (40%) and minutes of team meetings and participation in class activities (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct critical evaluation of the literature pertinent to speech pathology practice and apply principles of evidence-based practice. Students will focus on specific areas of specialised practice. These areas will be chosen to strengthen the student¿s professional portfolio demonstrating competencies across all areas.
CSCD4052 Professional Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Kate Short Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week and project work off site across the semester Corequisites: CSCD4053 or CSCD4059 Assessment: Mock job application (15%), group project (85%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), and complete 1 online reflective statement (0% barrier task) and attendance at debrief in November (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must complete year 3 Intermediate Clinic adult neuro-block before enrolling in CSCD4052 Professional Issues. Students must be prepared to travel to external health sites during their projects.
Students enrolled in this unit will participate in learning experiences that integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in order to prepare for the professional workplace. Students will cover issues in professional relationships, ethics, caseload management, legal requirements and professional self regulation. Students complete a group quality improvement project (generally at an external site).
CSCD4059 Advanced Practice B: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lectures Tuesday to Friday orientation week only, clinical - Tuesdays to Fridays minimum 12 client hours, approximately 12 prep hours, 12 weekly group supervision meetings, 12 hours for support and mentoring required/semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4052 and CSCD4060 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%) and - orientation (0% barrier task), clinical meetings (0% barrier task), other required paperwork (0% barrier task), TAM duty (0% barrier task) , and professional portfolio (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical 8am-6pm Tuesday-Friday minimum 12 client hours plus other hours for group supervision, planning and mentoring totalling approximately 4-5 hrs per week on site attendance. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4060 Advanced Practice B: Community. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements
Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management. To be eligible to receive a pass in this unit of study, students must have satisfactorily completed their portfolios for demonstrating competency for professional association membership upon graduation.
CSCD4060 Advanced Practice B: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lectures in orientation week only, 1x day/week, community placements scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, attendance required for one day/week for 10 to 13 weeks, intake participation on Friday mornings required for a total of 5 hours/semester, first year screenings total an approximate 2 hour commitment per semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4059 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%) and - orientation (0% barrier task), clinical meetings (0% barrier task), intake statement of learning (0% barrier task), first year screening statement of learning (0% barrier task), other required paperwork (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Intake clinic Friday mornings (roster basis) plus 8am-5pm for 1-day per week (Tuesday-Thursday) for 10-13 weeks during semester Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4059 Advanced Practice B: Clinical. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January-December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements
Students provide an assessment and/or intervention service to clients within the community. They manage a varied client caseload, as well as participate in a variety of clinical management and clinical service activities in both an on and off campus setting. Students take part in regular supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and other students.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note:
Completion of the requirements of the 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) course meets the eligibility requirements for practising membership status of Speech Pathology Australia.

Speech Pathology electives

Students choose one elective.
Availability of electives may vary from year to year.
BIOS1168 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Leslie Nicholson, Dr Bronwen Ackermann Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lectures, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Prohibitions: BIOS1136, BIOS1159, BIOS5090 Assessment: Mid semester practical exam (30%), end semester practical exam (30%), end semester exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces the basic concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy prior to a more detailed study of the gross anatomical structure of the upper limb as it relates to functional activities. Students will also study the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues and surface anatomy of the upper limb. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.
BIOS1170 Body Systems: Structure and Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jaimie Polson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hr lectures, 2hr practical/week Prohibitions: BIOS1133, BIOS1127, BMED2403, PHSI2006, BIOS2099, PHSI2005, BIOS1155, BIOS2098 Assessment: mid semester exam (30%), end semester exam (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will present the gross anatomy, functional histology, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. The unit will also cover the characteristics of the body's fluids and the concept of acid-base balance within the body. This unit includes laboratory classes at which human cadaveric material is studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades will be better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena.
HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: BACH1133, BACH1134, BACH1130, BACH1161, BACH1132 Assessment: Assignment (30%), group class presentation (20%), 1.5 hr end of semester exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing. The unit provides sociological tools (covering both theory and method) useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing. It is also an introduction to the principles and applications of psychology as they pertain to these areas. The unit aims to develop a `sociological imagination¿, a quality of mind that will be used to prompt students to question common-sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. Students will also gain familiarity with the major paradigms and methodological approaches of contemporary psychology and will develop the applications of psychological theory to specific health issues in their major area of study.
REHB2026 Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Elias Mpofu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Assessment: Case-based exam Wk 6 (30%), end-semester case-based exam (40%), Practical and reflective journal log (30%) Practical field work: Field experiences with community partners approx. 24 hrs/semester Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to broad definitions pertinent to both disability/disadvantage and rehabilitation. Using both face-to-face learning experiences combined with community-based experience, the unit provides unique opportunities to learn about the disablement process and both the individual and systemic factors that explain disability and disadvantage. The unit surveys international perspectives on the disablement process and with a disability-human rights perspective. The unit outlines the rehabilitation process. Interventions, physical and psychological, to redress disability and disadvantage problems and issues will also be canvassed. The significance of adopting a multi-disciplinary team approach to successful disability management is highlighted as is the importance of inter-professional learning. The nature of specific services provided and the ways in which clients of rehabilitation are managed through the rehabilitation process will be covered. The unit considers vocational and avocational rehabilitation and community re-entry aspects of disability and disadvantage.
Textbooks
Text book list will be provided
WRIT1000 Writing: Style and Method

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Late,Winter Main Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: Online activities (15%), 4x800wd writing tasks (60%), 1x1300wd final assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit teaches the fundamentals of constructing effective and well-written English. It will focus on writing clear and coherent sentences, including word choices, punctuation, grammar, style, parallelism, and syntax. It will also highlight the methods for producing coherent paragraphs: topic sentences, transitions, concision, and organisation.

Speech Pathology Honours

View semester session codes here.

Course BHASSPPH-02: Honours program; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 and 2

As per Pass course

Year 3 (first offered 2015)

Semester 1
CSCD3074 Specialist Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alison Purcell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week and 1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: BIOS1165 Assessment: assignment (50%), end-semester examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP.
In this unit, students will learn about the different varieties of hearing loss and craniofacial abnormalities. Students will understand the impact of these disorders on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will be explored.
Textbooks
Kummer, A. W. (2014) Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance. San Diego, NY. Cenage Learning.
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Emma Power Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr case discussion/demonstration/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: Assignment (50%), 2 hour final exam (50% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite or corequisite for adult clinical placements in Year 3. Students undertaking international studies in this semester must include studies in adult language disorders in their program to meet this requirement for Year 3 clinic. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will acquire knowledge about neurogenic language disorders in adults (e.g., aphasia and cognitive communication deficits). Students will learn about the characteristics of acquired aphasia, non-dominant hemisphere lesions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and degenerative disease (e.g., dementia) and critically evaluate and develop assessment and intervention strategies for these populations.
CSCD3076 Lifelong Disability and AAC

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andy Smidt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week,12x1-hr tutorials weeks 2-13 Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: group presentation and handout (20%) and client assessment (40%) and case-based final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Textbooks
Johnston, Susan S. et al. (2012). AAC strategies for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore
CSCD3087 Intermediate Clinic 1H: Adult

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical placement 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, minimum 12 face to face client hours/semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings Prerequisites: CSCD2058 and CSCD2062 and CSCD3086 and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and TAM Duty (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements. Students must maintain a credit average and must not have a Fail grade in any unit of study to be enrolled in the honours program.
Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. Students will be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off-campus clinical settings. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child and adult clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BACH2143 Counselling &Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial Assessment: counselling class paper (30%), behaviour management assignment (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire skills and knowledge of basic and advanced counselling, psychotherapeutic and behaviour management skills as they are used by students and professionals in health sciences working with individuals with communication disorders.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed text for this unit. Students will be given collections of recent publications on relevant topics.
CSCD3082 Phonology, Language and Literacy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week Prerequisites: CSCD2057 and (CSCD1033 or CSCD2068) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Assessment: clinical report (50%) and 2-hr final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051, CSCD4053, CSCD4054, CSCD4055, CSCD4056, CSCD4057, CSCD4058, CSCD4059, CSCD4060, CSCD4061, CSCD4062, CSCD4063 and CSCD4064
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in the study of phonology, language and literacy as they relate to children and adolescents with communication disorders. This unit will cover the interactions between phonology, language and literacy in both acquisition and impairment. Students will learn how spoken language and expressive phonology both influence literacy acquisition. Students will examine theoretical models of reading and phonological processing, and how these models can be used to understand and manage spoken and written communication impairments in school aged children.
Textbooks
Kamhi, A. & Catts, H. (2012). Language and Reading Disabilities (3rd Ed.) Boston:Allyn & Bacon.
CSCD3089 Intermediate Clinic 2H:Child & Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical placement 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, minimum 24 face to face client hours/semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings, 3 week block placement or equivalent Prerequisites: CSCD3075 and CSCD3087 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), clinical assessment based viva (0% barrier task) and complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must maintain a credit average and must not have a Fail grade in any unit of study to be enrolled in the honours program. Clinical placements are scheduled from January ¿ December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health Requirements.
Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric client/s and engage in supervisory conferences each week, during semester. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. Students will also be responsible for the management of adult clients in off campus clinical settings in a block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
BHSC3021 Honours A: Research Design

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 12x1hr Inter-disciplinary seminars, 12x1hr Discipline specific topics, 6x1hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Assessment: Ethics application OR Research proposal OR Discussion paper on appropriate methodology (5,000 words or as per ethics or journal requirements) (70%), Multiple choice and short answer format exam on inter-disciplinary material (30%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides the conceptual framework and theoretical knowledge and some practical skills required to understand how scientific research is conducted and interpreted. The core content is fundamental for researchers and clinicians alike for evidence-based-practice and life-long learning. Content and skills are taught/learned via a series of web-based and class-based activities.
Textbooks
Polgar, Stephen. Introduction to research in the health sciences / Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas. Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008 ISBN 9780443074295
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4 (last offered 2015)

Students must complete all Year 3 units of study before they can enrol in any Year 4 units of study
Semester 1
CSCD4061 Advanced Practice H: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lectures, Tuesday to Friday orientation week only. Clinical Tuesday-Friday minimum 12 client hours, approximately 12 prep hours, 12 weekly group supervision meetings, 12 hours for support and mentoring required per semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082, CSCD3089 Corequisites: CSCD4062 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%) and - orientation (0% barrier task), clinical meetings, other required paperwork (0% barrier task) and TAM duty (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical 8am-6pm Tuesday-Friday minimum 12 client hours plus other hours for group supervision, planning and mentoring totalling approximately 4-5 hours per week on site attendance Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements. This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4062 Advanced Practice H: Community. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability.
Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
CSCD4062 Advanced Practice H: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lectures Tuesday to Thursday in orientation week, 1x2hr CSCD4052 lecture/week weeks 1-13, clinical - 1 day/week community placements scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, attendance required for 1 day/week for 10 to 13 weeks, intake participation on Friday mornings required for a total of 5 hours per semester, first year screenings total an approximate 2hr commitment per semester Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and CSCD3089 Corequisites: CSCD4061 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%) and - orientation (0% barrier task), clinical meetings (0% barrier task), intake statement of learning (0% barrier task), first year screening statement of learning (0% barrier task), other required paperwork (0% barrier task), TAM duty (0% barrier task) and attend CSCD4052 lectures (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Practical: Intake clinic Friday mornings (roster basis) plus 8am-5pm for 1-day per week (Tuesday-Thursday) for 10-13 weeks during semester Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4061 Advanced Practice H: Clinical. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must be able to supply proof of vaccination or positive serology results as per NSW Department of Health requirements
Students provide an assessment and/or intervention service to clients within the community. They manage a varied client caseload, as well as participate in a variety of clinical management and clinical service activities in both an on and off campus setting. Students take part in regular supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and other students. Students enrolled in this unit of study will also attend lectures regarding topics related to professional practice as a speech pathologist.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082, CSCD3089 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions, portfolio and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082, CSCD3089 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: "Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16¿.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD4065 Research Project

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Baker Session: Semester 2 Classes: Meetings with supervisor (as agreed between student and supervisor) Prerequisites: CSCD3092 Assessment: thesis (100%) and presentation of research project (0%) and participation in debrief activities in November (0% barrier task) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Students must maintain a credit average and must not have a Fail grade in any unit of study to be enrolled in the Honours program.
Students undertake a supervised clinical research project in an area of human communication sciences or disorders. The student designs and implements an approved research project and submits a thesis describing the project and its implications. In completing the research and thesis, each student works closely with an academic staff member who serves as the supervisor.
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CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082, CSCD3089 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions, portfolio and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lyndal Sheepway Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082, CSCD3089 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks ¿ attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: "Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16¿.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note
Completion of the requirements of the 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours course meets the eligibility requirements for practising membership status of Speech Pathology Australia.