SPH421 Management and Reflective Practice (16)


This subject is intended to provide speech pathology students with skills for working in professional teams in diverse contexts of practice, particularly in rural and remote settings. The subject addresses issues relevant to undertaking management roles, quality improvement, service development,  health promotion and community development. This subject provides students with opportunities to further refine their skills in reflection-on-practoice and reflection-in-practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SPH421
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

SPH 314 or SPH 315

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate beginning level skills in managing self and others
  • be able to apply knowledge of management issues and quality assurance to conduct a small QA project.
  • be able to apply knowledge of primary health care, health promotion and community profiling to develop a short health promotion grant application.
  • be able to demonstrate critical reflection on professional issues
  • be able to reflect in depth on what underpins their own philosophy of professional practice


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1 Critical perspectives on promoting and sustaining individual/community health and wellbeing
  • Module 2 Management issues and skills : recruitment and selection processes, grant sourcing & writing; developing budgets, quality assurance, marketing allied health services, medico-legal reporting
  • Module 3: Philosophy of Practice


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.