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Lesley B. Olswang
SPHSC 549
Seattle Campus

Clinical Forum in Speech-Language Pathology

Study and application of pertinent clinical issues and trends related to the practice of speech-language pathology. Prerequisite: successful completion of all required didactic and clinical practica coursework in the first two years of the medical speech-language pathology graduate program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course is designed to provide third year masters-level students in the MedSLP SHPHSC program an opportunity to continue the study of pertinent clinical issues related to the study of communication sciences and disorders. The purpose is to provide clinicians participating in Clinical Fellowships (CF) with timely, comprehensive and relevant information pertinent to their continued clinical education, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP). Students may elect to go two possible routes in meeting course requirements. Route #1: Students will complete case studies during autumn, winter and summer quarters and an evidence-based practice project spring quarter, or Route #2: Students will complete an evidence-based practice project of their own design with the permission and support of their CF Supervisor. In addition, ALL students will complete an EBP questionnaire during spring term, complete ASHA learning modules as assigned and participate in a discussion board. All requirements are designed to enhance studentsí professional skills for delivering state-of-the art, evidence-based services to persons with speech, language, cognitive/communication and swallowing disorders. Throughout this year long experience, students will be provided with access to Departmental faculty for the purpose of consultation for issues related to clinical concerns, ethical questions, and/or professional matters. As the course progresses, we expect the issues to become increasingly complex, with increasing input from students as they gain clinical experience in their CF placements. In addition, as the year unfolds, students will be invited to participate in optional learning opportunities, such as lectures and other web-based activities.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lesley B. Olswang
Date: 09/24/2009