Advanced Speech Pathology Practicum 4: Optimisng Language Function
10 cp Prerequisites Completion of 80cp coursework towards Master of Rehabilitation (Speech Pathology) Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
SPHY604 offers students the opportunity to update and enhance theoretical knowledge and skills to a Masters level aimed at optimising speech pathology assessment and management of communication difficulties associated with aging and neurological impairment. Guided practice supported by a deeper understanding of the complexities of language processing as well as the effects of ageing and neurological problems on language and interactions: and the impact of cognition on performance and participation; will be explored. Advanced knowledge and skills will enhance clinical reasoning and determination of evidenced-based strategies aimed at maximising recovery and participation. This unit aims to encourage students to further develop and apply their advanced knowledge and skills and demonstrate critical analysis of language disorders, apply evidenced based strategies to manage aged clients or those with neurological disorders as well as enhance leadership and advocacy skills with professional colleagues and the broader community.