SPSC675-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Evidence-based Practice for Complex Communication Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


In this course, students undertake advanced study with a focus on the management of more complex and multifaceted cases. Topics include sourcing and evaluating evidence to support the management of clients for whom there is more than one key factor influencing their management (e.g. presence of more than one communication disorder, psychosocial factors, bilingualism and culturally and linguistically diverse background) and for clients in specialist areas of speech-language therapy (e.g., neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive communication disorders). Students explore research, client, and practitioner evidence to assess and differentially diagnose the presence, extent, and nature of the communication disorder, and to establish appropriate intervention plans.


Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 315
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jayne Newbury

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 on the departments and faculties page .

All SPSC675 Occurrences

  • SPSC675-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023