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CSCD4051: Evidence Based Practice for SP

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to critically reflect and evaluate the literature pertinent to speech pathology practice. They will apply principles of evidence-¬based practice at an individual and service level response relevant to speech pathology. These areas will be chosen to strengthen the student's professional portfolio demonstrating competencies planning and critically evaluating service level responses across a range of areas.

Code CSCD4051
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
BACH2143 and CSCD3074 and CSCD3075 and CSCD3076 and CSCD3082 and CSCD3085 and (CSCD3101 or CSCD3083 or CSCD3084)
Assumed knowledge:
Students are assumed to be concurrently enrolled in year 4 clinical units and should seek advice from the course director if this is not the case

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Engage in evidence-based practice by integrating empirical evidence, evidence from clinical practice and knowledge base, and patient individual/family preference using clinical expertise as the basis for clinical intervention and service delivery decision
  • LO2. Apply search and analysis skills to the literature, to create materials that communicate complete an evidence brief the evidence to a range of audiences
  • LO3. Apply evidence-based practice principles to service level recommendations
  • LO4. Critically and independently select and explain strategies to support knowledge translation as part of evidence-based practice
  • LO5. Demonstrate an understanding and respect for of different values arising from cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia, and adapt planning appropriately
  • LO6. Communicate competently in written and verbal modes using a range of professionally relevant genres