Speech Pathology

Clinical placement(s) aims for students to meet the eligibility requirements for Speech Pathology Australia, the professional association for speech pathologists in Australia.

Specific student objectives include:

  • Gaining a range of experience with regard to:

    • Settings (e.g. community, educational, medical)
    • Caseloads (e.g. adult, adolescent, child)
    • Populations (e.g. disorders of language, speech, voice, fluency, swallowing)
    • Models of intervention (e.g. direct individual or group therapy, carer training, consultancy)
  • Developing problem-solving skills through the application of theoretical knowledge to actual cases, feedback and reflection.
  • Developing self-evaluation skills through the establishment of individual learning goals and critical evaluation of personal clinical performance.
  • Experiencing different models of clinical education (e.g. one-to-one, group, peer).
  • Developing professional socialisation, i.e. clinical management, ethical behaviour.
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