Course Purpose

Jurisprudence is defined as the theory or philosophy of law. Speech-language pathology and audiology education and training programs typically focus on the clinical, rather than regulatory aspects of becoming a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist. Understanding the application of law and legislative requirements in day-to-day practice can be complex. Also, regulatory requirements vary from province to province. As a result, the ACSLPA Jurisprudence e-course was developed to assist SLPs and Audiologists understand the relevant legislation, regulation, standards, and other legal requirements that apply to regulated health professionals in Alberta.

Completing the jurisprudence modules ensures that SLPs and audiologists:

  • demonstrate knowledge of Alberta specific legislation and practice standards, which enhances their core professional competency; and
  • have sufficient knowledge to provide safe, ethical, and competent care to their clients.

Learning Path Instructions

To complete Jurisprudence, participants need to review the course material in each module and pass a test.

  • Feel free to use Text-to-Speech (TTS) reading tools in the browser to support your learning as needed.
  • The ACSLPA website is equipped with accessibility tools, look for the icon  on the right side of each webpage.

The course has six modules:

  1. Regulation of Healthcare Professions in Alberta
  2. Registration
  3. Professional Practice Requirements
  4. Therapeutic Relationships, Trauma Informed Service Delivery, and Professional Communication
  5. Professional Conduct, Complaints, and Capacity
  6. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

The College recommends that the modules be reviewed in sequential order. Each Module contains topics – the material you need to work through is in the topics.

Work through the material at your own pace. By clicking on the ‘Mark Complete’ button at the end of each topic, it will be easy to find where you need to start at your next session.

Once you feel you are adequately prepared, it will be time to move onto the test.

Participants may work through the modules independently or in groups, but the test must be taken independently. You may access the test through the Member Login. Access to the Member login is always available in the top right corner of the each webpage.

  • The 3 buttons above are located at the end of every topic. Use them to navigate the course easily.
  • To keep track of your progress, click the ‘Mark Complete’ button when you are finished a topic.
  • When in a group of ‘toggles’ or ‘dropdown’ boxes, (such as this one) it is recommended that once you have read the material in the toggle and you are ready to move onto the next one, click anywhere inside the completed toggle to close it. This will keep the page from jumping to bottom of the next open toggle. This is most helpful when the toggle contain a larger amount of material.
  • If you want to print any content – you can either right click and print the page or select the text you need to copy, right click to choose ‘copy’, and then paste into a document.
  • If you have any issues or questions, please contact ACSLPA through the Contact Us form.

Course Content

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Course Introduction