SPH105 Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice (8)

In this foundation subject, students will be introduced to typical communication development across the lifespan. Students will participate in learning experiences to increase their awareness of the culturally and socially bound nature of human communication. This subject also introduces students to the Competency-Based Occupational Standards for Entry Level Speech Pathologists (Revised) (CBOS, 2011) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Students will gain a foundation knowledge of the speech pathology profession and will develop beginning skills in speech pathology practice, as preparation for workplace learning.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SPH105. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the culturally and socially bound nature of human communication
  • be able to describe the pragmatic aspects of communication in everyday life
  • be able to describe patterns of typical communication development for babies, adolescents and adults
  • be able to demonstrate beginning skills in sustaining interaction and managing communication data
  • be able to apply communication processes in learning and professional practice
  • be able to describe frameworks for professional practice in speech pathology

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Frameworks for professional practice
  • Human communication development across the lifespan: adolescents, adults, babies
  • Pragmatic aspects of language development
  • Practical skills : interviewing; observation, description, recording of communication in diverse settings.
  • Beginning reflective skills
  • Competency-Based Occupational Standards for Entry Level Speech Pathologists (Revised) (CBOS, 2011)
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SPH105 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Clinical skill development eportfolio
30
2
Reading blog
20
3
Oral viva
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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