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Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will be able to:

No. Course learning outcome Graduate quality
1 Meet the requirements of entry to the profession as defined by Speech Pathology Australia. Depth of disciplinary expertise
2 Utilise knowledge of communication and swallowing through the integration of clinical evidence, supporting safe and high-quality services that improve the function, activity, participation and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Depth of disciplinary expertise
3 Consider cultural, social and personal contexts to critically evaluate intervention decisions for and interactions with individuals, families and communities with communication and swallowing needs. Critical thinking and Problem solving
4 Communicate professional expertise in oral and written forms in a way that is accessible to a wide range of audiences in interprofessional, individual, and community contexts. Communication (Oral and written)
5 Evaluate the quality of digital resources and use technology judiciously to facilitate effective health care for individuals, families and communities with communication and swallowing needs. Information and Digital literacy
6 Develop innovative, evidence-based speech pathology interventions and preventative services for individuals, families, and communities.  Inventiveness
7 Engage respectfully and reflectively with individuals and communities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to provide culturally responsive and safe care. Cultural competence
8 Work independently, collaboratively and interprofessionally to provide intervention to individuals, families, and communities with communication and swallowing needs. Interdisciplinary effectiveness
9 Maintain ethical conduct as described in the Speech Pathology Australia, Code of Ethics (2020, and as revised). Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity
10 Engage in critical reflective practice to develop professionalism and competence as a Speech Pathologist, valuing a range of approaches including reciprocal learning.  Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity
11 Influence change for individuals, families, communities, and the Speech Pathology profession through advocacy. Influence