Professional Issues 1

Course code SPTH4030Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course provides students with a deeper understanding of the attributes associated with individual professionals. The course discusses the professional skills required of speech pathologists, including professionalism, clinical reasoning, life-long learning and the, communication skills for working with others. Other related issues will be discussed including ethical reasoning as applied to individual case management counseling, and medico-legal issues.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of professionalism and ethical reasoning and be able to apply these to rational and evidence-based clinical decision-making
2. Demonstrate independence in the critical appraisal of emerging research evidence for issues of current relevance to individual professional practice.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the speech pathologist’s scope of practice in relation to counselling
4. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.
Content- Professionalism
- Clinical reasoning
- Life-long learning (including critical appraisal of emerging evidence, and clinical education)
- Communication skills
* Working in teams

Ethical practice for individual case management
Counselling in the context of individual case management
Medico-legal issues
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are required to have successfully completed SPTH1080, SPTH2080
Students are expected to have Assumed Knowledge: SPTH2001, SPTH2002, SPTH2003, SPTH3001, SPTH3002
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments50%
Presentations - Group30%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Speech Pathology Program and is a core course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SPTH4030