Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Textbooks

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

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

Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Students must complete 192 credit points of units of study in the order listed below, including:
(a) 186 credit points of core units listed in the sequence below; and
(b) 6 credit points of elective units
(c) Students must complete all Year 3 units of study before they can enrol in any Year 4 units of study
(d) Students in Year 4 of the course will be assigned to either Group A or B:
(i) Group assignment will be known by the end of Year 3 Semester 1
(ii) 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
(iii)students in Group B enrol in off-campus units of study in Semester 1 and on-campus units in Semester 2.

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core units
BIOS1163 Speech Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Helen Ritchie Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorials/week Assessment: Mid semester exam (30%), worksheet (5%), end semester exam (65%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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.
Textbooks
JA Seikel: Anatomy and Physiology for speech, language and hearing 4th Edition
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr lectures/wk, tutorials weeks 1-13 Assessment: Transcription exam 1 barrier task (25%) grammar exam 2 barrier task ( 25%), final exam ( 50%) Practical field work: Participation in practical learning Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD2057 Child Language and CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders.
Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.
Textbooks
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, Amberber, M., Cox, F., Thornton, R. (2015). An Introduction to Language (Australia and New Zealand 8th edition) Thomson Educational, Victoria.
HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones and Dr Nicole Wedgwood Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165 Assessment: Sociology in-class test (20%), Psychology group class presentation (20%), Weekly quizzes on Sociology and Psychology (10%), 2-hr end of semester exam (Sociology and Psychology) (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces you to areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing and is an important component of your professional degrees. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', which is a quality of mind that will be used to prompt you to question common-sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. You will also gain familiarity with some key areas of contemporary psychology. The unit will introduce you to tools which will be useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing, by helping you to understand the lives of those people you will help through your work.
Textbooks
Germov, J (2018), BACH1161 Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology , Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
BIOS1167 Foundations of Biomedical Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Diana Oakes Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x 1hr lectures/week, 5 x 2hr tutorials during semester, small online module component. Assessment: Online quizzes (10%), Mid-semester examination (30%), End-semester examinations (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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. Topics are not covered in the detail that is applicable to general chemistry or biochemistry units of study. 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. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of the following topics: key concepts of body chemistry, important biological molecules, the structure and function of cells, the genetics of health and disease, growth and development, communication, metabolic processes, homeostasis, and the impacts of ageing. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit and to apply their knowledge to the relevance of these fundamental principles to health care practices.
Students who have not undertaken Biology, Chemistry or Senior Science studies in the final two years of their school education are recommended to take BIOS1167 or 6 credit points of elective units
Semester 1 - Electives
BIOS1168 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cliffton Chan, Dr Joanna Diong Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lectures Assessment: Mid semester theory exam (25%), end semester practical exam (50%), end semester theory exam (25%) Practical field work: 2hr practical class/week Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Semester 1 Unit Coordinators are Dr Cliffton Chan and A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Semester 2 unit coordinator is Dr Joanna Diong
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 compulsory.
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: BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006 Assessment: Mid semester exam (35%), end semester exam (55%), quizzes (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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 urinary 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 in which human cadavers are studied. Attendance at practical classes iscompulsory. 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. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.
Textbooks
FH Martini, JL Nath, EF Bartholomew: (2014) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th edition.
REHB2026 Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roxanna Pebdani Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: A minimum of 48 credit points Assessment: Weekly MCQ Quizzes (40%), News Article Reflection Paper (x2) (30%), Film reflection Paper (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to broad definitions pertinent to both disability/disadvantage and rehabilitation. This unit provides unique opportunities to learn about disability and both the individual and systemic factors that explain disability and disadvantage. The unit surveys international perspectives on the disability process with a disability-human rights perspective. Students will learn about disability as it is seen through the lens of society. The various models of disability, language related to disability, and power, oppression, privilege, and intersectionality as they relate to disability will be discussed. Students will also learn about other holistic aspects of disability including accessibility, sexuality, and disability culture.
Textbooks
Text book list will be provided
WRIT1000 Introduction to Academic Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x900wd sentence task (20%), 1x900wd research task (20%), 1x900wd paragraph task (20%), 1x900wd review task (20%), 1x900wd revision/reflection task (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
WRIT1000 teaches the fundamentals of academic writing across disciplines. Frequent, short writing assignments are designed to help students engage with the writing process at the sentence and paragraph levels and and to make appropriate style, grammar, punctuation, and syntax choices. Students will learn to research topics, document sources in keeping with academic honesty principles, and edit and revise their own and others' writing. While WRIT1000 may be suitable for non-native English speakers, it is not a language acquisition UoS and assumes basic competence in English.
Semester 2
BIOS1165 Hearing Science and Audiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Aaron Camp Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assessment: Mid semester exam (30%), end-semester exam (50%), 4 online quizzes (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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: 4hrs lectures, 2hr practicals, tutorials/week Assessment: Weekly quiz (5%), two mid semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 8: (30%) and end semester exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. The physiological component of the unit will cover topics such as the generation of a nerve impulse or signal, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system. Students will also be 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. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.
CSCD1032 Human Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/wk, 13x1hr tutorials/sem Prerequisites: HSBH1003 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Assessment: In-class presentation (30%), Child observation report (30%) final exam (40%) cultural competency module (0%) barrier Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2
Students will acquire knowledge about typical communication development in English across the lifespan and in cultures relevant to the Australian context. Students will learn about the sequence of normal communication development from prelinguistic communication development through to adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender in communication development. This unit of study prepares students to undertake observation of communication and to demonstrate understanding of the theories and facts in the normal acquisition of communication skills and apply this knowledge to people of different ages. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues.
Textbooks
McLeod, Sharynne. (2015) Introduction to speech, language and literacy. edited by Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack, South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press
CSCD1035 Stuttering

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/wk Prohibitions: CSCD2058 Assessment: completion of 2 skills-based barrier tasks (0%), CPR certificate (0% barrier task) and 2 x 2hr case-based closed book (entry-level) exams and 1 mid-semester and 1 final exam (50% each) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for speech pathology (intermediate) clinical units in Year 3
Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake the clinical management of children and adults who stutter. Participants will learn about clinically relevant theories and research findings pertaining to the management of stuttering, how to select, justify and implement clinical interventions, and demonstrate skills in researching and applying evidence-based practice to stuttering management. Participants will acquire skills in identifying and measuring stuttering and producing a speech restructuring speech pattern. This unit of study prepares students to evaluate research evidence for different assessment and intervention programs in stuttering.
Textbooks
Onslow, M. (2017). Stuttering and its treatment: Eleven lectures. Retrieved from http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/eleven_lectures.pdf
Year 2
Semester 1 - Core units
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: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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: Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assessment: assignment (50%) and final exam (50% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will develop knowledge and skills in working with children with developmental language disorders from birth to the end of primary school. Topics covered includes the nature of developmental language disorder and evidence-based practices and techniques in assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment. Age ranges covered includes prelinguistic infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school-aged children. This unit provides students essential knowledge and skills for Speech Pathology clinical units and practice as a Speech Pathologist.
Textbooks
Paul, R.,Norbury, C. & Gosse, C. (2018) Language disorders: From infancy through adolescence (5th ed) Mosby; NY. 618.92855/PAU
CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD1034 and CSCD1032 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assumed knowledge: Ability to phonetically transcribe Australian English speech. Assessment: Phonological processes test (10%), case study assignment (40%), and end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD3082
Students will acquire knowledge about speech sound disorders and will cover techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention of such disorders through case-based and project based learning activities. Students will learn skills of phonological analysis and will learn to evaluate research evidence for best practice in assessment, diagnosis and intervention of speech sound disorders in children. This unit of study provides students with essential theoretical background to begin Speech Pathology clinical practice units.
Textbooks
McLeod, S., and Baker, E., (2017). Children's speech: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
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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%); 0% barrier tasks - attend 100% of selected lectures, attend 100% of tutorials, complete all required clinical paperwork, and pass 1 written assignment Practical field work: Clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 66 hours/semester for client management, observations, group supervision meetings, planning and debriefing meetings, TAM duties Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must have completed all of the relevant pre-placement clinical compliance requirements prior to commencing this unit. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must also have completed the first year screening. In addition, the privacy declaration and Working with Children Check (via Commission for Children and Young People) will be required during the orientation period. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol in Introductory Practice 2 units and Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units.
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on-campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
Textbooks
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
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CSCD2065 Introductory Practice 1: Community

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

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeff Rogers Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSBH1003 or BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assessment: group presentation (15%), essay and annotated bibliography (35%) and final examination (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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: Prof Kerrie Ballard Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3 hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, independent study of modified barium swallow video rating approximately 3 to 4 hrs per semester Prerequisites: BIOS2062 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1163 Assessment: 2-hr case based mid semester (entry-level) exam (50%), Swallowing Clinical Exam (Including MBS) (barrier task) (0%) and 2 hr case based final (entry-level) exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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 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, conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case-based problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills. This unit of study prepares students to conduct appropriate and evidence-based clinical assessment and management for these populations.
Textbooks
Duffy, Joseph R. (2013). Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (3rd ed) Mosby; London. Groher, M. And Crary, M. (2016) Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children (2nd Edition) Elsevier. St Louis: Missouri.
CSCD2069 Voice and Voice Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Madill Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Prohibitions: CSCD3086 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics or equivalent Assessment: Listening exam (20%), voice assessment assignment (30%) and final video and written assignment (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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. and 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%); 0% barrier tasks - attend 100% of selected lectures, attend 100% of tutorials, complete all required clinical paperwork, and pass 3 written assignments Practical field work: Clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 66 hours/semester for client management, observations, group supervision meetings, planning and debriefing meetings, TAM duties. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must also have completed the first year screening. In addition, the privacy declaration and Working with Children Check (via Commission for Children and Young People) will be required during the orientation period. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Students must pass this unit before they can enrol in Year 3 (Intermediate) speech pathology clinical units.
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider communication and counselling skills involved with working with caregivers and adult clients, and problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in working with adults and their families. This unit will also explore the role of speech pathologists in the health system and their participation in professional teams.
Textbooks
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
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CSCD2067 Introductory Practice 2: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/fortnight Prerequisites: CSCD2064 Assessment: pass/fail (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend 100% of selected lectures, attend 100% of tutorials, complete all required clinical paperwork, and pass 4 written assignments Practical field work: clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hrs/semester for preschool visits, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meeting Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director 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 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
Year 3
Semester 1 - Core units
CSCD3074 Specialist Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week and 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1165 Assessment: Speech Pathology practice assignment (50%), end-semester examination (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP.
In this unit, students will learn about the different varieties of hearing loss and craniofacial abnormalities. Students will understand the impact of these disorders on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will be explored.
Textbooks
Kummer, A. W. (2018) Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance. San Diego, NY. Cenage Learning. Welling, D. and Ukstins, C. (2017) Fundamentals of Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist. Burlington, MA. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Elbourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr case discussion/demonstration/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: Assignment (50%), 2 hour final exam (50% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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 and progressive aphasia, social communication deficits in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and critically evaluate and develop rigorous 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, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: In-class assessment (30%), case-based assignment (50%) and group viva (20%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Textbooks
Smidt, A. (2017) Workbook in Lifelong Disability and AAC. Available for purchase from the University
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CSCD3077 Intermediate Clinic 1: Child

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical placement Monday to Friday across 12 weeks in semester or equivalent, regular compulsory group supervision meetings Prerequisites: (CSCD1035 or CSCD2058) and CSCD2062 and (CSCD2069 or CSCD3086) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings, and complete all required clinical paperwork Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric clients and engage in supervisory conferences each week, during semester. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. At the end of this unit of study, students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: 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)
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CSCD3078 Intermediate Clinic 1: Adult

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: Clinical placement Monday to Friday across 12 weeks in semester or equivalent, regular compulsory group supervision meetings Prerequisites: (CSCD1035 or CSCD2058) and CSCD2062 and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) and (CSCD2069 or CSCD3086) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings, complete all required clinical paperwork, TAM Duty, Child Assessment Clinic Competency Checklist Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students will be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off campus clinical settings. Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child and adult clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: 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)
Semester 2
BACH2143 Counselling and Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial Assessment: counselling class paper (30%), behaviour management assignment (30%), final exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD2057 and (CSCD1033 or CSCD2068) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Assessment: Assessment tool assignment (30%), Case-based video assignment (20%), and 2-hr final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051, CSCD4053, CSCD4054, CSCD4055, CSCD4056, CSCD4057, CSCD4058, CSCD4059, CSCD4060, CSCD4061, CSCD4062, CSCD4063 and CSCD4064
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in the study of phonology, language and literacy as they relate to children and adolescents with communication disorders. This unit will cover the interactions between phonology, language and literacy in both acquisition and disorder. Students will study advanced phonological processes and psycholinguistics, literacy, adolescent language, and language disorder resulting from childhood acquired brain injury.
CSCD3085 Speech Pathology Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week for 13 weeks, 1x1-hr computer lab/week for 7 weeks Assessment: Research appraisal (30%), SPSS exams (20%) and final exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051
In this unit students will learn the basic principles of designing, undertaking and analysing research in speech pathology. This will enable students to be more careful consumers (and, perhaps, producers) of research when they become clinicians and to appreciate the fundamental link between research skills and evidence-based practice. This unit will also lay the groundwork for students who might be considering a research higher degree. A variety of topics will be explored including correlational techniques, hypothesis testing and qualitative methods. Exercises and examples will relate specifically to the basic science and applied aspects of speech pathology. Students will gain experience using SPSS statistical analysis software or equivalent.
Textbooks
Clinical Research methods in Speech language Pathology and Audiology (2nd Ed) (by Irwin, Pannbacker and Lass)
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CSCD3083 Intermediate Clinic 2: Adult and Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical placement on one or more week day/s across 12 weeks in semester and/or equivalent block placements outside semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings. Prerequisites: CSCD3075 and CSCD3077 and CSCD2069 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings, clinical assessment based viva, complete all required clinical paperwork, TAM Duty, Child Assessment Clinic Competency Checklist, and completion of specified interprofessional activity Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP.
Students will be responsible for the management of multiple adult clients in on and/or off-campus clinical settings in weekly and/or block placements. Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook and Off-campus Placement Handbook (both available on eLearning) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
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CSCD3084 Intermediate Clinic 2: Child and Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Clinical placements on one or more week days across 12 weeks in semester and/or equivalent block placements outside semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings. Prerequisites: CSCD3075 and CSCD3078 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings, clinical assessment based viva, completion of specified interprofessional activity, and complete all required clinical paperwork Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric clients and engage in supervisory conferences across placement. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. Students will also be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off campus clinical settings in a weekly and/or block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise. .
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook and Off-campus Placement Handbook (both available on eLearning) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Year 4
Group A Semester 1
CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Tricia McCabe Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: BACH2143 and CSCD3074 and CSCD3075 and CSCD3076 and CSCD3082 and CSCD3085 and 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, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students require permission from the Course Director to enrol in this unit of study without concurrent enrolment in a Year 4 clinical unit
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 service delivery in speech pathology. These areas will be chosen to strengthen the student's professional portfolio demonstrating competencies across all areas.
CSCD4052 Professional Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking 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: Job application and CV (25%), group project (75%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), 1 online reflective statement (0% barrier task) and attendance at CAPE in November (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures during orientation only. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4052 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, required paperwork, TAM duty 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 attendance per week on site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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 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 maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook and Off-campus Placement Handbook ( both available on Canvas) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
CSCD4054 Advanced Practice A: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lectures in orientation week only. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4053 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, intake statement of learning, first year screening statement of learning, required paperwork Practical field work: Community placement: attendance required for 1xday/week for 10 to 13 weeks; intake participation required on a roster basis for a total of 5 hours/semester; first year screenings total an approximate 2hr commitment per semester. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment in CSCD4053 Advanced Practice A: 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 maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook and Off-campus Placement Handbook ( both available on Canvas) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Group A Semester 2
CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: Clinical placement full time block Monday to Friday with on site attendance minimum 4 days per week for 6 weeks or equivalent, additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4056 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), 0% barrier tasks, attend briefing sessions, portfolio and submission of required paperwork Practical field work: Clinical placements are scheduled from January-December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4056 Advanced Practice A: Adult. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit.
Students are placed in an off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. During the placement 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
CSCD4056 Advanced Practice A: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Belinda Kenny 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. The additional placement day is for non direct clinical activities, including planning and accessing resources. Some sites will require students to attend the work place on this day. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4055 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks, attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1a,Semester 1b
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric. Students who fail to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block will be required to meet with a Work Integrated Learning academic to discuss their clinical progression before commencing their second block placement. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for a 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Group B Semester 1
CSCD4057 Advanced Practice B: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Intensive June,Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4-days per week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4058 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks, attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Practical field work: Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive June
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. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit.
Students are placed in an off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. During the placement 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
CSCD4058 Advanced Practice B: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Belinda Kenny Session: Intensive June,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. The additional placement day is for non direct clinical activities, including planning and accessing resources. Some sites will require students to attend the work place on this day. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4057 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks, attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive June
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4057 Advanced Practice B: Paediatric. Students who fail to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block will be required to meet with a Work Integrated Learning academic to discuss their clinical progression before commencing their second block placement. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for a 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: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Group B Semester 2
CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Tricia McCabe Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: BACH2143 and CSCD3074 and CSCD3075 and CSCD3076 and CSCD3082 and CSCD3085 and 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, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students require permission from the Course Director to enrol in this unit of study without concurrent enrolment in a Year 4 clinical unit
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 service delivery in speech pathology. These areas will be chosen to strengthen the student's professional portfolio demonstrating competencies across all areas.
CSCD4052 Professional Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking 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: Job application and CV (25%), group project (75%), attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), 1 online reflective statement (0% barrier task) and attendance at CAPE in November (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lectures during orientation only. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Corequisites: CSCD4052 and CSCD4060 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, required paperwork; TAM duty, professional portfolio 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 attendance per week on site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4060 Advanced Practice B: Community. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can commence in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students 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.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. 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)
CSCD4060 Advanced Practice B: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lectures during orientation only. Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, intake statement of learning, first year screening statement of learning, required paperwork Practical field work: Community placement: attendance required for 1xday/week for 10 to 13 weeks; intake scheduled across one week/semester; first year screenings total an approximate 2hr commitment per semester Campus: Cumberland, Sydney 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 maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Students 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: