Planning and Integrating Intervention

Subject AUDI90034 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

85 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 :


Dr Kate Bridgman


Speech Pathology
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

Alan Gilbert Building
Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Subject Overview:

This subject will discuss the rationale for different approaches to intervention in relation to evidence based practice. Goal setting and defining therapy outcomes will be discussed. In addition the evidence base for key ingredients such as dose and intensity will be discussed and the differences between efficacy and effectiveness and evidence vs practice will be debated. The subject will draw on students’ prior knowledge and clinical practice experience in the discussion of clinical reasoning in professional practice. The subject will involve lectures, self-directed and group learning.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should:
understand a range and type of intervention approaches, be able to critically appraise the levels of evidence for various therapy approaches
be able to adapt/modify best practice intervention approaches in response to local existing conditions


Oral Presentation of appraisal of intervention approach (10 mins) in weeks 5 & 6 -- 20%

Written Assignment (1000 words) in week 10 -- 30%

Case based written exam (1.5 hours) -- 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
Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

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