SPCH14008 - Honours Research Practicum 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will continue work initiated in SPCH14002 Honours Research Practicum 1. You will further your critical thinking and analytical skills through the completion of your research project. A focus will be placed on your ability to apply knowledge learned through critical appraisal of the literature related to your project and analysis of the data collected. You will use reflective practice principles to make recommendations for evidence based practice within the field of speech pathology. This unit requires you to apply academic conventions to oral and written communication of your research outcomes.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites



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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

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All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. Presentation 25%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Determine appropriate clinical interventions based on study outcomes
  2. Synthesise and report research outcomes in the form of a written manuscript
  3. Present research outcomes to peers, clinicians, and other stakeholders
  4. Reflect on your research practice

Speech Pathology Range of Practice area covered:

Students may be addressing specific range of practice areas, but this is dependent upon the project chosen.

Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011)

Unit 1 Assessment - Element 1.4

Unit 3 Evidence-based speech pathology practice - Element 3.2

Unit 4 Implementation of speech pathology practice - Elements 4.5, 4.6

Unit 5 Planning, providing and managing speech pathology services - Elements 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, and 5.8

Unit 6 Professional and supervisory practice - Elements 6.1

Unit 7 Lifelong learning and reflective practice - Elements 7.1 and 7.4

Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS) Generic Professional Competencies:

Unit 1 Reasoning - Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3

Unit 2 Communication - Elements 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

Unit 3 Learning - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4

Unit 4 Professionalism - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, and 4.5

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation