Courses & Units

Speech Pathology Practice 3 CXA729


Speech Pathology Practice 3 continues to extend students’ core knowledge and application of concepts and skills developed in Stage 1 and 2 and concurrently in Optimising Communication and Swallowing 2 and Therapy Across the Lifespan. Students will integrate and apply their understanding and skills in workshops in the residential schools and as they work in supervised practice in either a paediatric, adult or mixed practice context. Throughout the learning activities and the practice education placement, students will focus on person and family-centredness, biopsychosocial models of practice, clinical reasoning, self-reflection, critical thinking, cultural responsiveness, and evidence-based practice. Students will develop a range of communication and swallowing assessment and management skills across the lifespan. During practice education experiences, students in Stage 3 will receive moderate levels of support and guidance from their Practice Educator and/or peers and will be managing relatively straightforward speech pathology client or community needs.


Unit name Speech Pathology Practice 3
Unit code CXA729
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


International students
Domestic students

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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

  • Provide evidence-based, person-centred and responsive speech pathology practice in situations involving a moderate degree of complexity, familiarity and levels of support.
  • Plan and administer contextually appropriate assessments and demonstrate clinical reasoning to synthesise, interpret, and report assessment findings independently, in either an adult, paediatric or mixed practice context.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate intervention or service responses independently, in either an adult, paediatric or mixed practice context.
  • Achieve respectful partnerships and collaboration in situations involving a moderate degree of complexity, familiarity and levels of support.
  • Critically reflect and evaluate own performance and learning to inform ongoing professional development and life-long learning in situations involving a moderate degree of complexity, familiarity and levels of support.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



CXA726 Speech Pathology Practice 2


CXA735 Optimising Communication and Swallowing 2


Teaching Pattern

Online class – 1 hour, Semester 11 times. Individual Study 3 hours, Semester 11 times. Clinical Practice – 8 hours Semester 20 times. Workshop 12hrs  Study period 2 times. Other 1hr Weekly (4 times).

AssessmentAssessment of Speech Pathology Practice|Assessment task 4: Case presentation and clinical viva|My Practice Standards portfolio and reflection assignment|Speech Pathology Skill Performance
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