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. You need to refer to the following documents:

  • 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 BPASSPPA6000: Pass course; full-time, 4 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BACH1165 Psychology and Cognitive Factors (Intro)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Steve 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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: Four 1hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorials/week Assessment Assessment: mid semester exam (30%), worksheet (5%), end semester exam (65%) Campus: Cumberland 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: Mr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week, 3x1-hr tutorial/semester Assumed knowledge: Grammar bridging course or equivalent Assessment: Transcription exam 1 barrier task (20%), transcription exam 2 barrier task (20%), final exam (55%), 2 -hrs research participation (5%) Practical field work: Participation in practical learning Campus: Cumberland 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
Students will explore the nature of the human communication system: introduction to phonology, orthography, morphology, semantics and grammar/syntax, drawing mainly from psycholinguistic and clinical approaches. 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, et al., An Introduction to Language (CHECK WITH UNIT COORDINATOR AT BEGINNING OF UNIT REGARDING WHICH EDITION WILL BE USED), Thomson Educational; Linda Hand, Grammar Tutorial Exercises (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: 4hrs lectures/week, 6 hrs practical/semester Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Examinations (95%) [consisting of a mid semester exam 30% and an end semester exam 70%] Campus: Cumberland 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 any science studies in the final two years of their school education are recommended to take this unit 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 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assessment: mid semester exam (15%), end-semester exam (65%), assignment (20%) Campus: Cumberland 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: BIOS1171 Assessment: two mid semester exams (Week 5; 20% and Week 8; 30%), end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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: Mr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week,1x1hr lecture/week, 5x1hr tutorials/semester Prerequisites: BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Assessment: mid semester exam (20%), assignment (40%) and final exam (40%) and oral reflection task (0% barrier task) and elearning participation (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland 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 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
Bentzen WR, Seeing young children: a guide to observing and recording behaviour (5th ed), Delmar, Albany; McLaughlin S, Introduction to Language Development, Singular, San Diego
CSCD2058 Stuttering

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Mark Onslow Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3 hr lecture/week Assessment: Assignment 1 (40%), assignment 2 (20%), viva (0% barrier task), CPR certificate (0% barrier task) and final exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland 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, and will learn about clinically relevant theories and research findings pertaining to the management of stuttering. Students will acquire skills in identifying and counting stuttering. This unit of study prepares students to evaluate research evidence for different assessment and intervention programs in stuttering and to consider ethical and service issues related to delivering speech pathology services to culturally diverse and geographically dispered populations. The course content is as follows: Identifying, describing and categorising stuttering, basic information about stuttering, the cause of stuttering, stuttering and anxiety, measuring stuttering, evidence based practice with stuttering, treatment of children and adults, and clinical benchmark performance.
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%) Campus: Cumberland 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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
Norbury, Courtenay and Paul, Rhea (2012) Language disorders from infancy through adolescence: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communicating 4th ed., ISBN 9780323071840, xxi, 756 p
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 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1032 Assessment: phonological processes test (10%), case study assignment (40%), and end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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 managing 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.
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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), clinical paperwork (0% barrier task), satisfactory competency checklist (0% barrier task), pass 1 written assignment (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (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 Campus: Cumberland 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 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
Clinic Handbook available from the Discipline - 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 Mimi Taylor 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), satisfactory professional behaviour checklist (0% barrier task), online tasks (0% barrier task) , pass 2xwritten assignments (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hours/semester for preschool visit, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meetings Campus: Cumberland 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 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
Clinic Handbook available from the Discipline - 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: Assoc 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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: 2x2 hr lectures/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%) Campus: Cumberland 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
Murry, T. & Carrau, R.L. (2012). Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders. Plural Publishing; San Diego
CSCD3086 Voice and Voice Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Madill Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, 1x1-hr elearning activity/week for 12 weeks, Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1165 and CSCD1034 Assessment: 1hr exam (30%), 2hr exam (50%) and assignment (20%) Campus: Cumberland 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), clinical paperwork (0% barrier task), satisfactory competency checklist (0% barrier task), pass 2 written assignments (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (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. Campus: Cumberland 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 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
Clinic Handbook available from the Discipline - Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
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CSCD2067 Introductory Practice 2: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Mimi Taylor 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), satisfactory professional behaviour checklists (0% barrier task), online tasks (0%barrier task), pass 3 written assignments (0% barrier task), and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Practical field work: clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hrs/semester for preschool visits, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meeting Campus: Cumberland 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 (first offered 2014)

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%), final 2 hour exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is a prerequiste 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 AW, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance, Singular-Thomson Learning, San Diego (2008); Mahshie J, Moseley M, Lee J, Scott S, Enhancing the Communication Skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in the Mainstream, Thomson Delmar Learning (2006); Battle D (ed), Language Disorders in Multicultural Populations, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston (2002)
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Emma Power Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr and 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr demonstration/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: assignment (50%) and 2 hour final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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 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 and 5x1-hr tutorials/semester Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: mid semester exam 90 mins (50%) and end semester viva 20 mins (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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 pervasive developmental disorders including autism, 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
Beukelman DR & Mirenda P, (2012) Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Baltimore
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CSCD3077 Intermediate Clinic 1: Child

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Robyn Johnson Session: Int December,Int February,Int January,Int July,Int 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 (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: clinical competency assessment (100%), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int December,Int February,Int January,Int July,Int November,Semester 2
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Education 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across the range indicators (CBOS, 2001) of speech, language, voice and fluency 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: Int December,Int February,Int January,Int July,Int 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%), required paperwork(0% barrier task) and, CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int December,Int February,Int January,Int July,Int November,Semester 2
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Education 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study 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 indicators (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice and fluency 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: Assoc 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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 1hour final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051, CSCD4053, CSCD4054, CSCD4055, CSCD4056, CSCD4057, CSCD4058, CSCD4059 and CSCD4060
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.
CSCD3085 Speech Pathology Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr computer labs/semester optional see lecturer for allocation, 1xhr research participation semester optional Assumed knowledge: Understanding of descriptive statistics Assessment: SPSS exams (45%), research participation (5%) and final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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.
Textbooks
Andy Field/Discovering Statistics Using SPSS/
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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%), case based viva ()% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. External placements may be scheduled during the Summer and Winter semesters depending on availability. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Education 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across the range indicators (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
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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%), case based viva (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. External placements may be scheduled during the Summer and Winter semesters depending on availability. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Education 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across the range indicators (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
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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: BACH2143, CSCD3074, CSCD3075, CSCD3076, CSCD3082, CSCD3085, CSCD3086 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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 and service delivery. Students will consider whole of service issues in determining evidence based practice.
Textbooks
Dollaghan, C.A. (2007). The Handbook for evidence based practice in communication disorders. Baltimore, Paul H. Brookes Publishing; Reilly, S., Douglas, J., & Oates, J. (eds) (2004). Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology. Whurr Publications; London
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) Campus: Cumberland 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 Campus: Cumberland 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 13 to 17 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), intake statement of learning (0% barrier task), first year screening statement of learning (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Practical field work: Intake clinic Friday mornings (roster basis) plus 8am-5pm for 1-day per week (Tuesday-Thursday) for 13-17 weeks during semester Campus: Cumberland 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 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 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 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: Ms Elizabeth Bourne 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 - portfolio, submission of required paperwork, CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1b,Semester 2b
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. 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
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: Ms Elizabeth Bourne 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 - portfolio, submission of required paperwork and CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1a,Semester 2a
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. 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 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: Ms Elizabeth Bourne 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) Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks required paperwork and CPR certificate (0%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1b
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
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne 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 - required paperwork (0%), CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1a
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. 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 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: BACH2143, CSCD3074, CSCD3075, CSCD3076, CSCD3082, CSCD3085, CSCD3086 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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 and service delivery. Students will consider whole of service issues in determining evidence based practice.
Textbooks
Dollaghan, C.A. (2007). The Handbook for evidence based practice in communication disorders. Baltimore, Paul H. Brookes Publishing; Reilly, S., Douglas, J., & Oates, J. (eds) (2004). Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology. Whurr Publications; London
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) Campus: Cumberland 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, 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), other required paperwork (0% barrier task), TAM duty (0% barrier task) , CPR certificate (0% barrier task), professional portfolio (0% barrier task) and debrief activities (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. Campus: Cumberland 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 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. 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 and participated in a required one-day debriefing activity on-campus at the end of the semester or in other debriefing activities as agreed upon in advance by the Clinical Coordinator.
Textbooks
here are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
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 13 to 17 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), intake statement of learning (0% barrier task), first year screening statement of learning (0% barrier task), other required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Practical field work: intake clinic Friday mornings (roster basis) plus 8am-5pm for 1-day per week (Tuesday-Thursday) for 13-17 weeks during semester Campus: Cumberland 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 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 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 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lectures, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Assessment: Mid semester practical exam (30%), end semester practical exam (30%), end semester exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland 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: BIOS1155, BMED2403, PHSI2005, PHSI2006 Assessment: mid semester exam (30%), end semester exam (70%) Campus: Cumberland 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 Mairwin Jones Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: BACH1130, BACH1132, BACH1133, BACH1134, BACH1161 Assessment: Assignment (30%), group class presentation (20%), 1.5 hr end of semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit provides an introduction to the behavioural and social sciences relevant to health and wellbeing, in particular sociology and psychology. The unit lays the foundation of theory and method necessary for understanding how broad social and organisational structures as well as individual characteristics and behaviours contribute to health and health inequalities.
HSBH1010 Foundations of eHealth

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Melanie Nguyen, Dr Mary Lam, Dr Andrew Campbell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: Reflection task (15%), case study (40%), eHealth portfolio (40%), and participation (5%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
In this unit, students will be introduced to eHealth and the role of technology in healthcare. The aim of the unit is to provide future health professionals and policy makers with a strong foundation in eHealth on which they can make evidence-based decisions. In particular, this unit will provide students with opportunities to examine: how technology affects health care in different Australian health contexts; ethical issues surrounding eHealth; innovations in eHealth including designing health apps for mobile devices; how emerging technologies affect patient-centred communication between health professionals and between health professionals and their clients/patients; and strategies for interacting with patients and clients using different technologies. Students will develop their skills in various technologies identified as important for future clinicians and create an ePortfolio to showcase their learning to potential employers. This unit will also enhance students as learners by providing them with reflective learning skills identified as core to successful health care.
REHB2026 Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Elias Mpofu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Assessment: Reflective journals from the community engaged learning, (60%) (2000 words) and end semester and capstone report presentation (40%) (1,500 words). Practical field work: Field experiences with community partners Campus: Cumberland 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
Maki D and Tarvydas V M/The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counselling /2012/ --
WRIT1000 Writing: Style and Method

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Angela Shetler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early,Winter Main Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week Assessment: Online activities (15%), 4x800wd writing tasks (60%), 1x1300wd final assessment (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington 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 BHASSPPH2000: Honours program; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 and 2

As per Pass course

Year 3 (first offered 2014)

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%), final 2 hour exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is a prerequiste 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 AW, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance, Singular-Thomson Learning, San Diego (2008); Mahshie J, Moseley M, Lee J, Scott S, Enhancing the Communication Skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in the Mainstream, Thomson Delmar Learning (2006); Battle D (ed), Language Disorders in Multicultural Populations, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston (2002)
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Emma Power Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr and 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr demonstration/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: assignment (50%) and 2 hour final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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 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 and 5x1-hr tutorials/semester Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: mid semester exam 90 mins (50%) and end semester viva 20 mins (50%) Campus: Cumberland 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 pervasive developmental disorders including autism, 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
Beukelman DR & Mirenda P, (2012) Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 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 (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: clinical competency assessment (100%), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Education 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study 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 indicators (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
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SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BACH2143 Counselling &Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc 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%) Campus: Cumberland 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 1hour final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051, CSCD4053, CSCD4054, CSCD4055, CSCD4056, CSCD4057, CSCD4058, CSCD4059 and CSCD4060
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.
CSCD3089 Intermediate Clinic 2H:Child & Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Carl Sokkar 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%) and case-based viva (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland 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. 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 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. Students will be expected at the end of this unit of study to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across the range indicators (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
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CSCD3092 Speech Pathology Research Methods H

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Baker Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture /week, 1x1-hr seminar/ week, 1x1-hr optional computer lab weeks 1 to 7 Assumed knowledge: Understanding of descriptive statistics Assessment: SPSS exams (50%) final exam (50%) attend 80% of seminars (0% barrier task) and participation in project presentation, (0% barrier task) and ethics application (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4065 Research Project
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. Students spend an hour per week focusing on research methods as they relate to their Honours topic.
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
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, 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), other required paperwork (0% barrier task, TAM duty (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (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 Campus: Cumberland 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). 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 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 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
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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, practical - 1 day/week community placements scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, attendance required for 1 day/week for 13 to 17 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), 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), CPR certificate (0% barrier task) and attend CSCD4052 lectures (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland 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 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 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
Textbooks
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CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Int February,Int 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 - portfolio, required paperwork (0%), CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1,Semester 2
Note: "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
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CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Int February,Int 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 - portfolio, required paperwork (0%), CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1,Semester 2
Note: "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 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
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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%) Campus: Cumberland 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.
Textbooks
Smyth, T.R. The Principles of Writing in Psychology Palgrave Macmillan (2004).
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CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Int February,Int 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 - portfolio, required paperwork (0%), CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1,Semester 2
Note: "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
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
or
CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Int February,Int 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 - portfolio, required paperwork (0%), CPR certificate Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1,Semester 2
Note: "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 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
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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.