SPSC676-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023

Professional Studies and Clinical Practice 4

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 21 January 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 26 November 2023


This course is the capstone to the two-year MSLP degree. Students consolidate the links between theory and practice, and develop independence in clinical work. Students discuss and critically appraise i) workplace management, ii) methods and practices of interprofessional case management, and iii) service delivery. Students apply counselling skills and ethical decision-making framework to clinical scenarios. Students manage a range of clients independently, consulting with colleagues and other professionals as appropriate and applying the relevant theory to evidence based practice. Students continue to develop competence in clinical practice as specified by the COMPASS, working in a variety of settings and demonstrating consideration of the cultural and ethical context in clinical practice.


(1) SPSC664, (2) SPSC668, (3) SPSC671. Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.


(1) SPSC468, (2) SPSC484

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Meyer, Susan Moon; Survival guide for the beginning speech-language clinician ; 2nd ed; Pro-Ed, 2004.

Paul, Rhea; Introduction to clinical methods in communication disorders / edited by Rhea Paul, Ph.D ; Third edition; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 2014.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,158.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All SPSC676 Occurrences

  • SPSC676-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023