Advanced Speech Pathology Practicum 2: Optimising Swallowing Function
10 cp Prerequisites Completion of 80cp coursework units towards Master of Rehabilitation (Speech Pathology) Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
The ability to comprehensively assess and manage swallowing disorders is an essential aspect of clinical practice for speech pathologists working with aging clients and clients with a range of neurological impairments. SPHY603 offers post graduate speech pathology students the opportunity to update and enhance theoretical knowledge and clinical skills. Advanced use, and interpretation of, clinical and instrumental assessments will form the basis for planning holistic management and care with application of the best available evidence under the ICF Framework. Advanced practice in tracheostomy assessment, including interpretation of instrumental assessment and evidence based management protocols will be presented. This unit aims to encourage students to further develop and apply to their practice, their enhanced knowledge and skills associated with critical analysis of swallowing, goal setting, and collaborative person-centred application of evidence based techniques required to optimally manage swallowing disorders.