The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

SPTH4210 and SPTH4420 together with completion of one of the final year clinical placements internationally (SPTH4080) form the International Stream of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) degree. SPTH4420 involves the advanced study in the field of speech pathology internationally. The course will explore different cultural understandings and conceptualization of health and illness and explore speech pathology practices in developed and developing countries. The course is designed to allow for advanced level study in areas of relevant study, including social inequalities and determinants of health status, access to health care and education, volunteerism, working with families and communities, health promotion, digital health and working with cultural and linguistic diversity. Students undertake an individualised learning program (ILP) arranged in consultation with the course coordinator.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe social, economic, political and cultural factors involved in health and illness at an international level.

2. Critically evaluate approaches to a specific area of speech-language pathology relevant to practice internationally.

3. Critically evaluate the extent to which empirical research supports those approaches.

4. Develop and implement a project, which is theoretically and methodologically sound to address a relevant issue or specific question, with supervision.

5. Present information in a manner consistent with scientific and professional requirements.


Content

  • Explore different cultural understandings and conceptualisation of health and illness.
  • Explore speech pathology practices in developed and developing countries.
  • Critically evaluate approaches to a specific area to speech-language pathology and relevance for speech pathology practice Internationally.
  • Topics may include, social inequalities and determinants of health status, access to health care and education, volunteerism, working with families and communities, health promotion, digital health, continuing professional education and working with cultural and linguistic diversity.

Requisite

This course is only available to students who meet the eligibility requirements for the International Stream in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) program.


Assumed knowledge

SPTH4210 Research Review is assumed knowledge for SPTH4420.

Students undertaking SPTH4420 must meet eligibility requirements and be enrolled in the International Stream in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) program.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments (25%)

Project: Project Stage 1 - Project Proposal (10%

Project: Project Stage 2 - Project Report (45%)

Project: Project Stage 3 - Present Project (20%)


Contact hours

Online

Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 5 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Workshop

Online 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks