Planning and Integrating Intervention

Subject AUDI90034 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Assoc Prof Bronwyn Davidson, Dr Patricia Eadie


Assoc. Prof Bronwyn Davidson:
Dr Patricia Eadie:

Subject Overview:

This subject will introduce a range of different approaches to intervention and discuss a broad range of barriers and facilitators. The setting, client readiness, therapist-patient/family relationship will be considered. Goal setting and defining therapy outcomes will be discussed. In addition the evidence base for key ingredients such as dose and intensity will be introduced and the differences between efficacy and effectiveness and evidence vs practice will be debated. The subject will involve a mixture of lectures, self-directed and group learning.


On completion of this subject students should :

  • understand range and type of therapy approaches
  • be able to critically appraise the levels of evidence for various therapy approaches
  • be able to adapt/modify best practice therapy approaches to suit local existing conditions

Short answer/multiple choice Test 1 following Lecture 5, Semester 1 - 10%
Short answer/multiple choice Test 2 following Lecture 12, Semester 1 - 10%
Completion of a written assignment (1,500 word) literature search and summary of available evidence supporting therapy approach to be submitted Week 10, Semester 1 - 30%
A two hour written examination at the end of Semester 1 – 50%

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should show:

  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
  • a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats
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Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

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