Master of Speech Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathology

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Students complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) 96 credit points of core units of study taken in the sequence listed below
The course is:
(a) full-time over 4 semesters study;
(b) part-time over 8 semesters study.

Full-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5060 Language 1: Developmental Disorder

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: An understanding of basic linguistics including traditional grammatical analysis. Summer School Linguistics and Phonetics, or their equivalents. Assessment: case based child development quiz (10%), group assignment and individual reflection - child language assessment plan (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2, CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language and CSCD50XX Functional Communication in Disability
This unit introduces students to spoken language disorders from birth to the end of preschool. The nature of child developmental language disorders together with principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment are covered for the following paediatric clinical populations: pre-linguistic infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
CSCD5061 Speech 1: Phonological Impairment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CSCD5020 Assumed knowledge: Phonemic transcription of Australian English; and, normal head and neck anatomy Assessment: Transcription exam (0%) case based phonological process quiz (20%), group assignment - managing a phonological disorder (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based exam (40%) Practical field work: 1-hr every 3 weeks clinical observation Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Speech 1: Phonological Impairment aims to provide students with the theoretical background to speech development and impairment in children. The nature of speech impairments in children; techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention are considered using a case based approach to learning.
Textbooks
McLeod, S. and Baker, E. (2017). Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention. Boston, MA: Pearson Education
CSCD5062 Voice and Resonance Impairment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Cate Madill Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Normal head and neck anatomy, and neurology of the speech system including the nervous system and motor control Assessment: Listening exam entry level task (barrier), case-based exam (20%) voice assessment assignment (30%) and voice therapy demonstration video- entry level task (barrier task) and written assignment (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
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 and resonance impairment; evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of voice and resonance impairment ; iv) different interventions to change resonance and v) voice techniques that facilitate vocal change
Textbooks
Arnold E. Aronson, Diane M. Bless (2009) Clinical Voice Disorders. NY, Thieme
CSCD5063 Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week (weeks 1-10), 1x1hr tutorial/week Corequisites: CSCD5060 and CSCD5061 Assumed knowledge: Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Assessment: Simulated parent interview (barrier task), observation worksheets (barrier task), assessment of school aged child and written report (barrier task), accelerate communication excellence module (barrier task); cultural competence module (barrier task) Practical field work: Speech pathology assessment of a child's communication. Simulated parent interview. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2. Students must hold a current CPR certificate and clinical compliance requirements before they can attending their school assessments. Students must have commenced 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
This unit provides an introduction to speech pathology clinical practice. Students will explore the range of practice areas for speech pathology and clinical practice through lectures, simulated clinical practice activities in tutorials and actual clinical activities. Students will also learn about the ethical and medico-legal requirements necessary to be a speech pathologist.
Textbooks
Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., Welch, D. (2013) Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press. Australia.
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD5060 Assessment: case based child literacy quiz (10%), development of an 8-week school-based structured small group literacy and language program (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based individual exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD50XX Language 3 - Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
This unit continues on from CSCD5060 Language 1 - Developmental Disorders and introduces students to spoken and written reading, learning and language impairments in school-aged children and adolescents. Students will learn the principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment of spoken and written reading, learning and language impairments for school-aged children (K-6) and adolescents (Grade 7-12) that occur as a result of a variety of aetiologies.
Textbooks
Paul, R. and Norbury, C. (2012). Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (4th Edition): Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating. Mosby.
CSCD5065 Speech 2: Stuttering and Motor Speech

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kirrie Ballard Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week and 1-hr tutorial/week for 13 weeks. Prerequisites: CSCD5061 Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control Assessment: In-class practical assessment: adult treatment skills (0% entry level barrier task), in-class practical assessment: pre-school treatment skills (0% entry level barrier task), 2-hour case-based exam (50%), 1 x 1.5-hr short answer case-based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD5070 Clinic Practice 3
This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct clinical assessment and management for child and adult clients with speech motor and motor programming disorders such as stuttering, dysarthria and apraxia. Students will learn to describe, evaluate, conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills.
Textbooks
Onslow, M (2016). Stuttering and its treatment: Eleven lectures. Retrieved from http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/eleven_lectures.pdf Duffy, J. (2012). Motor Speech Disorders. Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management. (3rd Ed) Elsevier. St Louis: Missouri.
CSCD5066 Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hans Bogaardt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr lecture/week, 1 x 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control Assessment: Modified Barium Swallowing practical assessment task (0% Entry Level barrier task), simulated swallowing assessment and interview (50%), (0% Entry Level barrier task),1 x 1.5-hr short answer case based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and intervention for 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 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.
CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive November,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: block mode or weekly placement, on-campus depending on availability Prerequisites: CSCD5060 and CSCD5061 and CSCD5062 and CSCD5063 Corequisites: CSCD5065 and CSCD5064 and CSCD5066 Assumed knowledge: Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (barrier task), orientation attendance (barrier task), interprofessional assessment (barrier task), case based viva (barrier task), client spreadsheet and portfolio (barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit is a perquisite for CSCD5070 Clinic Practice 3 Students must a current CPR certificate before enrolling in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course, as per https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks.shtml. Student attendance at clinic orientation prior to the placement commencing is also compulsory. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Clinical placement to develop clinical competencies related to client assessment and management, communication skills, report writing, case management and professional development. Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. All students participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, teamwork and effective time management, as well as overall client management. Students will be mentored by final year students for part of the semester.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. Students must refer to the following documents: 1. COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) 2. Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) 3. Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5068 Audiology and Aural Habilitation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the auditory system Assessment: In class quiz (20%), case based assignment (40%), final exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child.
In this unit students will learn about the different varieties of hearing impairment. Students will understand the impact of hearing impairment on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of hearing loss across different culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a focus on Aboriginal families will also be explored.
Textbooks
Welling, D. and Ukstins, C. (2018) Fundementals of Audiology for the Speech-Langauge Pathologist. Burlington, MA. Jones and Bartlett Learning.(2nd ed)
CSCD5069 Functional Communication in Disabililty

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial, 1 day AAC workshop Prerequisites: CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5067 Assessment: mid-semester case base exam (30%), group project with individually assessed submission (50%), group viva examination (20%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with lifelong disability. Students will learn how lifelong disability impacts communication and how to support communication accessibility including 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.
Textbooks
Loncke, F. (2014). Augmentative and alternative communication: Models and applications for educators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, caregivers, and users. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.
CSCD5070 Clinical Practice 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5066 or CSCD5067 Prohibitions: CSCD5031 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment at mid and end semester for each placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: block mode or weekly for a 30 day off-campus placement including simulation, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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 attend external speech pathology services to consolidate their clinical skills in areas required for competency as an intermediate level speech pathology student.
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) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement information available on eLearning
CSCD5075 Language 3 Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Elbourn Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Assumed knowledge: Brain anatomy, neurology, and physiology Assessment: case based assignment 50%, cased based exam 50% Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex cases CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4- Adult CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4- Child
In this subject, students will learn about acquired neurogenic language disorders with a focus on (i) language deficits that occur following stroke and in progressive language conditions and (ii) cognitive-communication deficits that occur following Traumatic Brain Injury. Students will identify and explain the nature of acquired neurogenic language impairments using current theoretical perspectives and develop holistic, client driven and evidenced-based approaches to assessment and management of these impairments.
Textbooks
Murray, L.L. and Clark, H.M. (2015). Neurogenic Disorders of Language and Cognition. Evidence-based clinical practice. Theory Driven Clinical Practice. (2nd Ed). Austin: Pro-Ed.
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Alison Purcell Session: Semester 1,Session 2 Early Census Classes: 3hr/week lectures, 2hr/week tutorial (for 4 weeks) plus 2x 1-day workshops. Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075 Assessment: 1 x case-based written submission (700 words each) (40%), Health Collaboration Challenge (HCC) (barrier), Peer evaluation of conference presentation (10%), Oral Conference presentation (20%), Conference slide/poster (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For full-time students this unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 2 Early. For part-time students the unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 1. Each week you will attend 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials for 4 weeks. In addition, there will be two 1-day workshop style events requiring in-person attendance and participation.
Students will learn about the multifaceted clinical, communication, and swallowing issues that occur for clients with complex impairments across the lifespan. They will also extend their knowledge of interdisciplinary care and learn how to advocate for the role of the speech pathologist in these teams as well as advance the skills of other professionals to provide better support for communication and swallowing impairment.
CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 - Adult

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive November,Intensive September,Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070 Assessment: clinical competency assessment at mid and end placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks: attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and, for final placements, professional portfolio and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: six week full time off-campus placement, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive February,Semester 1a,Semester 1b
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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. This unit of study is typically completed before or after a companion clinical unit (CSCD5072). Students who fail to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled unit (either CSCD5072 or CSCD5073) will be required to meet with a Work Integrated Learning academic to discuss their clinical progression before commencing their second clinical unit.
Students complete a speech pathology clinical placement to further develop and consolidate their skills with adult clients in areas required for competency as an entry-level practitioner in speech pathology.
Textbooks
Textbook 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) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement Handbook (available on eLearning)
CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 - Child

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive November,Intensive September,Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment at mid and end placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks: attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and, for final placements, professional portfolio and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: six week full time off-campus placement, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive February,Semester 1a,Semester 1b
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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 complete a speech pathology clinical placement to further develop and consolidate their skills with child clients in areas required for competency as an entry-level practitioner in speech pathology.
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-revised 2017) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement Handbook (available on eLearning)
CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tricia McCabe Session: Session 2 Early Census Classes: 4 hours per week lectures, 2 hour per week tutorial, mentoring in the clinic (for 4 weeks) Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075 Assumed knowledge: None Assessment: 360 evaluation of mentoring, coaching and leadership (50%), policy submission assignment (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Block mode
In this unit students will learn how to provide leadership to a range of consumers including novice speech pathology students, clients, allied health/education assistants, volunteers, other professionals, and policy makers to ensure the provision of the highest quality speech pathology services through evaluation of current research and translation into clinical practice. Students will also learn how to proactively advocate and communicate research evidence for speech pathology practice to a range of consumers.
Textbooks
Hoffman, T., Bennet, S., Del Mar, C. Evidence Based Practice across the Health Professions (2017)

Part-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5060 Language 1: Developmental Disorder

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: An understanding of basic linguistics including traditional grammatical analysis. Summer School Linguistics and Phonetics, or their equivalents. Assessment: case based child development quiz (10%), group assignment and individual reflection - child language assessment plan (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2, CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language and CSCD50XX Functional Communication in Disability
This unit introduces students to spoken language disorders from birth to the end of preschool. The nature of child developmental language disorders together with principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment are covered for the following paediatric clinical populations: pre-linguistic infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
CSCD5062 Voice and Resonance Impairment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Cate Madill Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Normal head and neck anatomy, and neurology of the speech system including the nervous system and motor control Assessment: Listening exam entry level task (barrier), case-based exam (20%) voice assessment assignment (30%) and voice therapy demonstration video- entry level task (barrier task) and written assignment (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
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 and resonance impairment; evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of voice and resonance impairment ; iv) different interventions to change resonance and v) voice techniques that facilitate vocal change
Textbooks
Arnold E. Aronson, Diane M. Bless (2009) Clinical Voice Disorders. NY, Thieme
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kimberley Docking Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CSCD5060 Assessment: case based child literacy quiz (10%), development of an 8-week school-based structured small group literacy and language program (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based individual exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD50XX Language 3 - Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
This unit continues on from CSCD5060 Language 1 - Developmental Disorders and introduces students to spoken and written reading, learning and language impairments in school-aged children and adolescents. Students will learn the principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment of spoken and written reading, learning and language impairments for school-aged children (K-6) and adolescents (Grade 7-12) that occur as a result of a variety of aetiologies.
Textbooks
Paul, R. and Norbury, C. (2012). Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (4th Edition): Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating. Mosby.
CSCD5066 Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hans Bogaardt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr lecture/week, 1 x 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control Assessment: Modified Barium Swallowing practical assessment task (0% Entry Level barrier task), simulated swallowing assessment and interview (50%), (0% Entry Level barrier task),1 x 1.5-hr short answer case based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and intervention for 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 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.

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5061 Speech 1: Phonological Impairment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CSCD5020 Assumed knowledge: Phonemic transcription of Australian English; and, normal head and neck anatomy Assessment: Transcription exam (0%) case based phonological process quiz (20%), group assignment - managing a phonological disorder (40%), 1 x 2-hr case-based exam (40%) Practical field work: 1-hr every 3 weeks clinical observation Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Speech 1: Phonological Impairment aims to provide students with the theoretical background to speech development and impairment in children. The nature of speech impairments in children; techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention are considered using a case based approach to learning.
Textbooks
McLeod, S. and Baker, E. (2017). Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention. Boston, MA: Pearson Education
CSCD5063 Clinical Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week (weeks 1-10), 1x1hr tutorial/week Corequisites: CSCD5060 and CSCD5061 Assumed knowledge: Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Assessment: Simulated parent interview (barrier task), observation worksheets (barrier task), assessment of school aged child and written report (barrier task), accelerate communication excellence module (barrier task); cultural competence module (barrier task) Practical field work: Speech pathology assessment of a child's communication. Simulated parent interview. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2. Students must hold a current CPR certificate and clinical compliance requirements before they can attending their school assessments. Students must have commenced 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
This unit provides an introduction to speech pathology clinical practice. Students will explore the range of practice areas for speech pathology and clinical practice through lectures, simulated clinical practice activities in tutorials and actual clinical activities. Students will also learn about the ethical and medico-legal requirements necessary to be a speech pathologist.
Textbooks
Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., Welch, D. (2013) Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press. Australia.
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5065 Speech 2: Stuttering and Motor Speech

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kirrie Ballard Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week and 1-hr tutorial/week for 13 weeks. Prerequisites: CSCD5061 Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control Assessment: In-class practical assessment: adult treatment skills (0% entry level barrier task), in-class practical assessment: pre-school treatment skills (0% entry level barrier task), 2-hour case-based exam (50%), 1 x 1.5-hr short answer case-based exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD5070 Clinic Practice 3
This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct clinical assessment and management for child and adult clients with speech motor and motor programming disorders such as stuttering, dysarthria and apraxia. Students will learn to describe, evaluate, conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills.
Textbooks
Onslow, M (2016). Stuttering and its treatment: Eleven lectures. Retrieved from http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/eleven_lectures.pdf Duffy, J. (2012). Motor Speech Disorders. Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management. (3rd Ed) Elsevier. St Louis: Missouri.
CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive November,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: block mode or weekly placement, on-campus depending on availability Prerequisites: CSCD5060 and CSCD5061 and CSCD5062 and CSCD5063 Corequisites: CSCD5065 and CSCD5064 and CSCD5066 Assumed knowledge: Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Assessment: Clinical competency assessment (barrier task), orientation attendance (barrier task), interprofessional assessment (barrier task), case based viva (barrier task), client spreadsheet and portfolio (barrier task) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: This unit is a perquisite for CSCD5070 Clinic Practice 3 Students must a current CPR certificate before enrolling in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course, as per https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks.shtml. Student attendance at clinic orientation prior to the placement commencing is also compulsory. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Clinical placement to develop clinical competencies related to client assessment and management, communication skills, report writing, case management and professional development. Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. All students participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, teamwork and effective time management, as well as overall client management. Students will be mentored by final year students for part of the semester.
Textbooks
There are no textbooks for this unit. Students must refer to the following documents: 1. COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) 2. Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) 3. Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)

Year 3

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5075 Language 3 Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Elbourn Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Assumed knowledge: Brain anatomy, neurology, and physiology Assessment: case based assignment 50%, cased based exam 50% Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex cases CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4- Adult CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4- Child
In this subject, students will learn about acquired neurogenic language disorders with a focus on (i) language deficits that occur following stroke and in progressive language conditions and (ii) cognitive-communication deficits that occur following Traumatic Brain Injury. Students will identify and explain the nature of acquired neurogenic language impairments using current theoretical perspectives and develop holistic, client driven and evidenced-based approaches to assessment and management of these impairments.
Textbooks
Murray, L.L. and Clark, H.M. (2015). Neurogenic Disorders of Language and Cognition. Evidence-based clinical practice. Theory Driven Clinical Practice. (2nd Ed). Austin: Pro-Ed.
CSCD5069 Functional Communication in Disabililty

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial, 1 day AAC workshop Prerequisites: CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5067 Assessment: mid-semester case base exam (30%), group project with individually assessed submission (50%), group viva examination (20%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with lifelong disability. Students will learn how lifelong disability impacts communication and how to support communication accessibility including 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.
Textbooks
Loncke, F. (2014). Augmentative and alternative communication: Models and applications for educators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, caregivers, and users. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5068 Audiology and Aural Habilitation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the auditory system Assessment: In class quiz (20%), case based assignment (40%), final exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child.
In this unit students will learn about the different varieties of hearing impairment. Students will understand the impact of hearing impairment on communication and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments. The impact of hearing loss across different culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a focus on Aboriginal families will also be explored.
Textbooks
Welling, D. and Ukstins, C. (2018) Fundementals of Audiology for the Speech-Langauge Pathologist. Burlington, MA. Jones and Bartlett Learning.(2nd ed)
CSCD5070 Clinical Practice 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5066 or CSCD5067 Prohibitions: CSCD5031 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment at mid and end semester for each placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: block mode or weekly for a 30 day off-campus placement including simulation, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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 attend external speech pathology services to consolidate their clinical skills in areas required for competency as an intermediate level speech pathology student.
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) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement information available on eLearning

Year 4

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Alison Purcell Session: Semester 1,Session 2 Early Census Classes: 3hr/week lectures, 2hr/week tutorial (for 4 weeks) plus 2x 1-day workshops. Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075 Assessment: 1 x case-based written submission (700 words each) (40%), Health Collaboration Challenge (HCC) (barrier), Peer evaluation of conference presentation (10%), Oral Conference presentation (20%), Conference slide/poster (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For full-time students this unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 2 Early. For part-time students the unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 1. Each week you will attend 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials for 4 weeks. In addition, there will be two 1-day workshop style events requiring in-person attendance and participation.
Students will learn about the multifaceted clinical, communication, and swallowing issues that occur for clients with complex impairments across the lifespan. They will also extend their knowledge of interdisciplinary care and learn how to advocate for the role of the speech pathologist in these teams as well as advance the skills of other professionals to provide better support for communication and swallowing impairment.
CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 - Child

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive November,Intensive September,Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070 Assessment: Clinical competency assessment at mid and end placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks: attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and, for final placements, professional portfolio and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: six week full time off-campus placement, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive February,Semester 1a,Semester 1b
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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 complete a speech pathology clinical placement to further develop and consolidate their skills with child clients in areas required for competency as an entry-level practitioner in speech pathology.
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-revised 2017) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement Handbook (available on eLearning)
Semester 2 - Core
CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tricia McCabe Session: Session 2 Early Census Classes: 4 hours per week lectures, 2 hour per week tutorial, mentoring in the clinic (for 4 weeks) Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075 Assumed knowledge: None Assessment: 360 evaluation of mentoring, coaching and leadership (50%), policy submission assignment (50%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Block mode
In this unit students will learn how to provide leadership to a range of consumers including novice speech pathology students, clients, allied health/education assistants, volunteers, other professionals, and policy makers to ensure the provision of the highest quality speech pathology services through evaluation of current research and translation into clinical practice. Students will also learn how to proactively advocate and communicate research evidence for speech pathology practice to a range of consumers.
Textbooks
Hoffman, T., Bennet, S., Del Mar, C. Evidence Based Practice across the Health Professions (2017)
CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 - Adult

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive November,Intensive September,Semester 1a,Semester 1b Classes: Attendance at orientation sessions is required Prerequisites: CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070 Assessment: clinical competency assessment at mid and end placement (100%); 0% barrier tasks: attend all orientation sessions and clinical meetings, completion of other paperwork requirements and, for final placements, professional portfolio and clinical case based viva Practical field work: Clinical placement: six week full time off-campus placement, depending on availability. Days of attendance at the placement site are organised by the university and placement site. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive February,Semester 1a,Semester 1b
Note: Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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 commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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. This unit of study is typically completed before or after a companion clinical unit (CSCD5072). Students who fail to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled unit (either CSCD5072 or CSCD5073) will be required to meet with a Work Integrated Learning academic to discuss their clinical progression before commencing their second clinical unit.
Students complete a speech pathology clinical placement to further develop and consolidate their skills with adult clients in areas required for competency as an entry-level practitioner in speech pathology.
Textbooks
Textbook 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) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s) Off campus Placement Handbook (available on eLearning)