Courses & Units

Speech Pathology Practice 1 CXA725


This professional experience placement unit brings together core fundamental speech pathology practice knowledge and skills and requires students to apply them to work in supervised practice with children and adults. The focus is on professional experiential learning, including application of core theoretical knowledge and threshold concepts related to person and family-centredness, biopsychosocial models of practice, clinical reasoning, self-reflection, critical thinking, cultural safety and awareness, and evidence-based practice to direct client care. A range of standardised and criterion referenced assessments will be introduced to assess both communication and swallowing development and change across the lifespan. Students will demonstrate transfer of speech pathology knowledge, skills and attributes to both workplace learning and simulated environments.


Unit name Speech Pathology Practice 1
Unit code CXA725
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Alison Holm
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate tools and procedures to assess, describe and evaluate communication and swallowing adhering to legal, professional, ethical standards, codes and guidelines in speech pathology.
  • Apply foundation clinical skills, including observation, information gathering, interaction and reporting, across the lifespan.
  • Observe and reflect on professional communication and behaviour and the role of other professionals in speech pathology practice contexts.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and use of critical reflection to evaluate own performance and learning and inform ongoing professional development and practice.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061707 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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CXA724 Foundations of Speech Pathology


Teaching Pattern

Workshop: On campus - 17 hours (2 days), Semester (2 times); Individual Study: 1.5 hours, Semester 11 times; Clinical Practice: 8 hours (1 day), Semester 9 times.

AssessmentAssessment of Speech Pathology Practice|Placement Workbook|Speech Pathology Skill Performance
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