University of Technology Sydney

96115 Evidence-based Practice in Speech Pathology

6cp; 2hrs weekly (workshop)
Requisite(s): 96116c Fundamentals in Speech Pathology AND 96117c Speech Sound Disorders in Children AND 96118c Language Disorders in Children
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Students learn about the foundations of evidence-based practice in the context of the speech pathology profession including the scope of practice, code of ethics, principles of practice, and service delivery models guiding inter-professional practice. Students develop fundamental skills in the application of evidence in the field of speech pathology, along with models of moving evidence into clinical practice and the knowledge to action cycle. They develop cross-cultural capability in working with Indigenous Australians and people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This subject includes:

  • an introduction to speech pathology terminology and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (World Health Organization, 2001) essential for evidence-based practice
  • models of evidence-based practice, and
  • ways to integrate research evidence with other forms of evidence in making decisions in clinical situations, guided by principles of speech pathology practice.

This subject, which integrates with 96116 Fundamentals in Speech Pathology, provides practice in the foundation skills needed in all other subjects in the Master of Speech Pathology (C04386).

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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