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CSCD5074: SLP Clinical Research and Leadership

2024 unit information

In this unit students will learn how to provide leadership to a range of consumers including novice speech pathology students, clients, allied health/education assistants, volunteers, other professionals, and policy makers to ensure the provision of the highest quality speech pathology services through evaluation of current research and translation into practice. Students will also learn how to proactively advocate and communicate research evidence for speech pathology practice to a range of consumers.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5074
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD5068 and CSCD5069 and CSCD5070 and CSCD5075
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. understand how to use leadership skills (coaching, mentoring, sponsorship, training, managing, supervision) in a range of contexts (e.g. clients, students, employers, policy makers, the public)
  • LO2. mentor a novice speech pathology student to reflect on their own performance and learning and critically reflect on your own leadership in this experience, and elsewhere
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of the complexity of the health and social care systems in Australia and use this information to advocate to policy makers and the public to change policy or service provision
  • LO4. generate possibilities for improvement of speech pathology practice using critically appraised research evidence, practice-based evidence and concepts of equity, justice and beneficence
  • LO5. use professional, culturally safe, and respectful oral and written communication skills across a range of genres when liaising with novice students, consumers, colleagues, external stakeholders and policy makers
  • LO6. develop, contribute to, and maintain collaborative, professional and team based working relationships which facilitate reciprocal learning in all professional experiences
  • LO7. comply with the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics (2020, and as revised) in your interactions with novice students, colleagues and the public and be able to consider ethical issues that arise from these interactions through the Code of Ethics lens.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive August 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Session 2 Early Census 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Session 2 Early Census 2021
Normal day Remote
Session 2 Early Census 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive August 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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