Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours)

  • Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
     

Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours)

Honours is available to meritorious students who will complete an alternative set of units of study in the last three semesters of the program.
Students must complete 192 credit points of units of study in the order listed below, comprising::
(a) the requirements for the pass degree listed in the sequence below but include the alternative honours units of study listed below
(b) maintain a credit average or higher throughout the honours program.
(c) not fail a unit of study throughout their degree (any exceptions require Honours Committee approval).
(d) students must complete all Year 3 units of study before they can enrol in any Year 4 units of study
Year 1
Semester 1 - Core units
BIOS1163 Speech Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Helen Ritchie Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit aims to provide an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech. Students will gain a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck as well as functional activities involving swallowing and speech. In addition student will learn the role of physics in sound production. Control of breathing and respiration in normal and pathological condition is also covered in this unit. Practical classes will take a case-based approach to learning. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is required.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones and A/Prof Ryan Naylor Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Why do people make the health decisions they do, even though they sometimes seem like the wrong ones? How do social and psychological factors affect people¿s health outcomes? This unit introduces you to key areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing that will be important tools for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing, by helping you to understand the lives of those people you will help through your work. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', which is a quality of mind that will be used to prompt you to question common­sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. You will also gain familiarity with some key areas of contemporary psychology.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
BIOS1167 Foundations of Biomedical Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This is an entry level unit of study designed to give students an overview of the biological and biochemical processes that are fundamental to life. Topics are not covered in the detail that is applicable to general chemistry or biochemistry units of study. Knowledge gained in this unit will enable students to understand the key principles of health and disease and the scientific basis for many of the professional practices they will undertake in their careers. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of the following topics: key concepts of body chemistry, important biological molecules, the structure and function of cells, the genetics of health and disease, growth and development, communication, metabolic processes, homeostasis, and the impacts of ageing. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit and to apply their knowledge to the relevance of these fundamental principles to health care practices.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students who have not undertaken Biology, Chemistry or Senior Science studies in the final two years of their school education are recommended to take BIOS1167 or 6 credit points of elective units

Semester 1 - Electives

BIOS1168 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cliffton Chan and A/Prof Leslie Nicholson (Semester 1), Dr Joanna Diong (Semester 2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study introduces the basic concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy prior to a more detailed study of the gross anatomical structure of the upper limb as it relates to functional activities. Students will also study the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues and surface anatomy of the upper limb. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities (e.g. online video tutorials and practice quizzes) to supplement the lectures and practicals. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is compulsory.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
BIOS1170 Body Systems: Structure and Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jaimie Polson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006 or BIOS2170 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit will present the gross anatomy, functional histology, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. The unit will also cover the characteristics of the body's fluids and the concept of acid-­base balance within the body. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied. Attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades will be better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
REHB2026 Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roxanna Pebdani Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: A minimum of 48 credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit introduces students to broad definitions pertinent to both disability/disadvantage and rehabilitation. This unit provides unique opportunities to learn about disability and both the individual and systemic factors that explain disability and disadvantage. The unit surveys international perspectives on the disability process with a disability-human rights perspective. Students will learn about disability as it is seen through the lens of society. The various models of disability, language related to disability, and power, oppression, privilege, and intersectionality as they relate to disability will be discussed. Students will also learn about other holistic aspects of disability including accessibility, sexuality, and disability culture.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
WRIT1000 Introduction to Academic Writing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x900wd sentence task (20%), 1x900wd research task (20%), 1x900wd paragraph task (20%), 1x900wd review task (20%), 1x900wd revision/reflection task (20%) Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
WRIT1000 teaches the fundamentals of academic writing across disciplines. Frequent, short writing assignments are designed to help students engage with the writing process at the sentence and paragraph levels and and to make appropriate style, grammar, punctuation, and syntax choices. Students will learn to research topics, document sources in keeping with academic honesty principles, and edit and revise their own and others' writing. While WRIT1000 may be suitable for non-native English speakers, it is not a language acquisition UoS and assumes basic competence in English.
Semester 2 - Core units
BIOS1165 Hearing Science and Audiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Aaron Camp Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the physics, anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism. Students will also learn about pathologies of the ear, nose and throat and development of the human embryo. The unit also includes an introduction to deafness, basic audiological tests and evaluation of hearing.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
BIOS1166 Neuroscience I: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. The physiological component of the unit will cover topics such as the generation of a nerve impulse or signal, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system. Students will also be introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students undertaking professional preparation degrees. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD1032 Human Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: HSBH1003 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire knowledge about typical communication development in English across the lifespan and in cultures relevant to the Australian context. Students will learn about the sequence of normal communication development from prelinguistic communication development through to adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender in communication development. Students will learn relevant theories and knowledge regarding the development of communication including phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and non-verbal communication and gain an introduction into literacy development. This unit of study prepares students to undertake observation of communication and to demonstrate understanding of the theories and facts in the normal acquisition of communication skills and apply this knowledge across the lifespan. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues with practical application including small group assessment tasks.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD1035 Stuttering

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Veronica Park Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: CSCD2058 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake the clinical management of children and adults who stutter. Participants will learn about clinically relevant theories and research findings pertaining to the management of stuttering, how to select, justify and implement clinical interventions, and demonstrate skills in researching and applying evidence-based practice to stuttering management. Participants will acquire skills in identifying and measuring stuttering and producing a speech restructuring speech pattern. This unit of study prepares students to evaluate research evidence for different assessment and intervention programs in stuttering.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Year 2
Semester 1 - Core units
BIOS2062 Neuroscience II: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Mor Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study considers the development and anatomy of the brainstem and cranial nerves. The anatomy and physiology of special sensory systems and the control and integration of somatic motor activity with special reference to communication are explored comprehensively. Higher functions of the nervous system and adaptive properties including plasticity and recovery of the nervous system after injury are also examined. Considerable emphasis is placed on the anatomical and physiological basis of neurological problems relating to communication disorders throughout the unit of study. This unit of study includes laboratory classes where tissues from human cadavers are examined in detail; attendance at such classes is required for the unit of study.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD2057 Child Language

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will develop knowledge and skills in working with children with developmental language disorders from birth to the end of primary school. Topics covered includes the nature of developmental language disorder and evidence-based practices and techniques in assessment, diagnosis, management planning and treatment. Age ranges covered includes prelinguistic infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school-aged children. This unit provides students essential knowledge and skills for Speech Pathology clinical units and practice as a Speech Pathologist.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD1034 and CSCD1032 Corequisites: CSCD2064 or CSCD2065 Assumed knowledge: Ability to phonetically transcribe Australian English speech. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire knowledge about speech sound disorders and will cover techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention of such disorders through case-based and project based learning activities. Students will learn skills of phonological analysis and will learn to evaluate research evidence for best practice in assessment, diagnosis and intervention of speech sound disorders in children. This unit of study provides students with essential theoretical background to begin Speech Pathology clinical practice units.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
and either
CSCD2064 Introductory Practice 1: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2057 and CSCD2068 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on­ campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client learning. Also, this unit will cover indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on­campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
or
CSCD2065 Introductory Practice 1: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD1032 and CSCD1034 Corequisites: CSCD2057 and CSCD2068 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day­ care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting; develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on­campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2 - Core units
BACH2142 Cognitive Neuropsychology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeff Rogers Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: HSBH1003 or BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students acquire knowledge of normal cognition and the cognitive neuropsychological approach to brain-behaviour relationships and cognitive processes; the cognitive and behavioural consequences of brain damage and models of cognitive rehabilitation.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD2062 Motor Speech and Dysphagia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hans Bogaardt Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS2062 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1163 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and management for clients with speech motor disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia, as well as assessment and management of feeding and swallowing impairments in children and adults. Students will learn to describe, evaluate, conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case-based problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills. This unit of study prepares students to conduct appropriate and evidence-based clinical assessment and management for these populations.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD2069 Voice and Voice Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Katrina Blyth Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Prohibitions: CSCD3086 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics or equivalent Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study will enable students to describe, analyse and apply their understanding of i) Anatomy and physiology of the laryngeal, articulatory, respiratory and neurological systems to diagnose and plan therapy for individuals with a variety of voice disorders; ii) Evidenced-based practice to outline client centred assessment, management and therapy with individuals with a variety of voice disorders; iii) Principles of motor learning to facilitate vocal change for individuals with a variety of voice disorders.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
and either
CSCD2066 Introductory Practice 2: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD2065 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider communication and counselling skills involved with working with caregivers and adult clients, and problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in working with adults and their families.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
or
CSCD2067 Introductory Practice 2: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Annie Chan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD2064 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day­ care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting, develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. To support clinical learning this unit will consider communication and counselling skills involved with working with adult clients/caregivers, and problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in working with adults and their families.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Year 3
Semester 1 - Core units
CSCD3074 Specialist Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Doble Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1165 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
In this unit, students will learn about the different varieties of hearing loss, craniofacial abnormalities, and paediatric feeding. Students will understand the impact of these disorders on communication and development, and learn how to investigate and manage these types of communication impairments and feeding issues. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will be explored.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD3075 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elise Elbourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Corequisites: CSCD3077 or CSCD3078 or CSCD3087 Assumed knowledge: BIOS2062 and BACH2142 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire knowledge about neurogenic language disorders in adults (e.g., aphasia and cognitive communication deficits). Students will learn about the characteristics of acquired and progressive aphasia, social communication deficits in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and critically evaluate and develop rigorous assessment and intervention strategies for these populations.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD3076 Lifelong Disability and AAC

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andy Smidt Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD1032 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD3087 Intermediate Clinic 1H: Adult

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: (CSCD1035 or CSCD2058) and CSCD2062 and (CSCD2069 or CSCD3086) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Corequisites: CSCD3075 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. Students will be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off-campus clinical settings. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child and adult clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2 - Core units
BACH2143 Counselling and Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire skills and knowledge of basic and advanced counselling, psychotherapeutic and behaviour management skills as they are used by students and professionals in health sciences working with individuals with communication disorders.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD3082 Phonology, Language and Literacy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Natalie Munro Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD2057 and (CSCD1033 or CSCD2068) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in the study of phonology, language and literacy as they relate to children and adolescents with communication disorders. This unit will cover the interactions between phonology, language and literacy in both acquisition and impairment.
Students will study older school age children/adolescent language and collaborative partnerships relating to language and literacy development in the primary and high school settings.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD3089 Intermediate Clinic 2H:Child and Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Katrina Gott Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3075 and CSCD3087 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students will be responsible for the management of clients in either on or off­campus clinical settings in a weekly and/or block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi­modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
BHSC3021 Honours A: Research Design

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Honey Session: Intensive October,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides the conceptual framework, theoretical knowledge and some practical skills required to understand how scientific research is conducted and interpreted. The core content is fundamental for researchers and clinicians alike for evidence-based-practice and life-long learning. Content and skills are taught/learned via a series of web-based and class-based activities.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Year 4
Due to availability of clinical placements, students may be required to enrol in 30 credit points in Semester 1 and 18 credit points in Semester 2, or 18 credit points in Semester 1 and 30 credit points in Semester 2
Semester 1 - Core units
BHSC4012 Honours B: Applied Research Skills

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 1b Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BHSC3021 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1b
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Students will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In designing the methodology the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD4061 Advanced Practice H: Clinical

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management. Students enrolled in this unit of study will also attend lectures regarding topics related to professional practice as a speech pathologist, as well as engage in Commencement and Professional Entry (CaPE) activities scheduled for the end of the year.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
and either
CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Amani Bell Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are placed in off-campus paediatric settings for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. During the placement they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
or
CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are placed in off-campus settings for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2 - Core units
BHSC4013 Honours C: Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BHSC4012 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Honours students complete a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. In completing the research, the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Honours students learning and teaching activities will largely be driven by the nature of their research project. Likely learning and teaching activities include the production of written work that may be suitable for submission to a relevant refereed journal for publication or equivalent. These activities necessitate a collaborative relationship between supervisor and student.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CSCD4062 Advanced Practice H: Community

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Nadia Tudberry Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students provide an assessment and/or intervention service to clients within the community. They manage a varied client caseload, as well as participate in a variety of clinical management and clinical service activities in both an on and off campus setting. Students take part in regular supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and other students.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
and either
CSCD4063 Advanced Practice H: Paediatric

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Amani Bell Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are placed in off-campus paediatric settings for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. During the placement they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
or
CSCD4064 Advanced Practice H: Adult

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Bourne Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Students are placed in off-campus settings for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units