Speech Pathology IV

Course code SPTH4010Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Discusses the professional issues involved in clinical speech pathology, including ethics, medico-legal issues, and management issues involved in caseload & service delivery. Job seeking skills and career development will also be covered.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate ability to use interactive teaching methods suitable for use in community education, health promotion, clinical education, and professional development.

2. Demonstrate independence in identifying and researching issues of current relevance to the profession.

3. Demonstrate clear verbal presentation skills.

4. Document information in an accessible format for a target audience.

5. Select key information regarding ethical issues, and identify other useful resources for ethical/professional issues.

6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.
ContentJob seeking skills

Stress management



Medico-legal issues

Professional negligence


Private Practice

Rural and remote practice


Occupational Health & Safety

Equal Employment Opportunity

Management issues

Quality Improvement

Professional development
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAll prior speech pathology courses in prescribed sequence. Success in the course will be facilitated by undertaking this course not longer than 12 months prior to degree completion.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: OralMock job interview, 10 minutes, 10%
Essays / Written AssignmentsCurriculum vitae & cover letter, 10%
Essays / Written Assignments1,000 words, 30%
Other: (please specify)Ungraded requirement: Attendance at lectures covering work readiness topics as advised.
Presentations - Group30 minutes, 50%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.