SPH423 Advanced Topics in Communication and Swallowing (16)


This subject is intended to provide opportunities for advanced debate and syntheses of ideas and principles that are relevant to speech pathology  and allied health, in Australia and globally. A diverse range of learning activities will allow students to develop inter-disciplinary communication skills, to update their earlier knowledge base, and to demonstrate an ability to engage in professional and public discussion of recent trends in theory and practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SPH423
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

Experience of being a novice clinician, through successful completion of at least one final year clinical placement.

Enrolment restrictions

Final year students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate that they are abreast of recent advances in professional knowledge about speech pathology and related areas;
  • Be able to take critical perspectives in speech pathology and related health/education & disability topics;
  • Be able to present a professional development activity that reflects knowledge of recent advances in evidence-based practice and/or critical perspectives on speech pathology practice.
  • Be able to demonstrate skills in education and training of peers and other health and education workers
  • Be able to critically evaluate the physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of complex case management in relation to the person, their family/carers and other relevant team members.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively with diverse inter-professional and non-professional team members


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Critiquing and synthesising literature
  • Advanced topics in speech pathology
  • Issues and concepts in complex case management
  • Interprofessional practice in complex case management
  • Advocacy
  • Social and Community Sustainability


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.