Professional Issues 2

Course code SPTH4035Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course provides students with a deeper understanding of the workplace issues associated with speech pathology practice. The course discusses ethical reasoning as applied to caseload and service delivery decision-making. The course will also cover the speech pathologists' role in relation to, public health and community education, quality improvement, applications of information technology to service delivery, and research translation in clinical practice. Job seeking skills and career development will also be covered as part of understanding the role and scope of practice of the entry-level speech pathologist in the workplace.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Synthesise information gained from a range of sources (including clinical research, institutional documentation) to evaluate workplace issues that affect the quality and efficiency of service provision
2. Critically evaluate issues that arise in relation to the diversity in the ways in which speech pathology services are provided locally, nationally, and globally
3. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in communicating about aspects relevant to speech pathology
4. Apply the principles of reflective practice to develop an individualized learning and career plan
ContentEthical reasoning as applied to caseload and service delivery (including private practice, rural and remote practice, working in developing countries, working with culturally and linguistic diverse populations, and working with indigenous communities),
Public health and community education (including advocacy, marketing, and educational design and delivery)
Management issues (including
Quality Improvement
Applications of Information Technology in service delivery, and research translation into clinical practice)
Role and scope of practice for entry-level speech pathologist (job seeking skills, stress management, mentoring)
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces SPTH4010 Professional Issues (10 Units)
TransitionOnly applicable to students who enrol in SPTH4010 in Semester 2, 2012. If they do not successfully complete, the students have the option to repeat by enrolling in the new course SPTH4100 in Semester 1, 2013.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are required to have successfully completed SPTH1080, SPTH2080, SPTH3080, SPTH3100
This course must be completed within the last two semesters of the student's program.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Oral20%
Essays / Written Assignments30%
Essays / Written Assignments20%
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 student enrolled in the Speech Pathology Program and is a core course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SPTH4035