In this subject, students explore clinical research as a component of professional practice. Students identify a speech pathology practice-based topic of interest, for which they search, analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources using an evidence-based practice framework. They then identify a specific gap in knowledge and develop a research question that could form the basis of a research project focusing on prevention, education and/or promotion of communication and swallowing issues, or speech pathology assessment or intervention. This process is self-directed but supported by the subject coordinator, learning materials and a collegial forum of peers. The project is continued in SPH526 (Designing, conducting and evaluating research based projects in speech pathology).
School of Community Health
Restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology.
( SPH522 or SPH528 ) and ( SPH523 or SPH529 )
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SPH516 in Session 1 2020. 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).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.