Facilitates application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to a lived clinical practice experience within a supervised internal clinic; students providing actual clinical services for children with speech, language and pre-literacy problems. With guidance, students appraise children's communication, formulate and implement intervention plans, measure and document outcomes, involve caregivers and engage in reflective practice.
Workshops: Theory and preclinical information on
- Clinical education, learning, communicating and reflective practice
- Protocol and responsibilities for clinical practicum
- The ICF, CBOS2011 and assessment of clinical skills
- Considerations required for assessing clients
- Report writing and documentation for clinical practice
- Clinical reasoning, intervention planning and implementation
- Communication and counselling
- Delivery models, clinical practice and outcomes of intervention
- Adult learning
- Clinical supervision
- Community education
Professional Clinic Placement (internal): Students are involved in a day of internal clinic each week in Session 2. Across the 12 days (0ne day per week) of this supervised practicum, students have the opportunity to assess a client's speech, language and communication over two sessions,. The student analyses the data, synthesises findings, writes up a diagnostic report and presents the findings to the client's family. Students have the opportunity to provide intervention for more than one client across the placement. Intervention plans for the client are developed and implemented and outcomes measured. Students work with clients in pairs and problem solve with groups of 6-8 students together with one clinical educator, who provides ongoing formative feedback, a midplacement and a final placement clinic assessment. Students have the opportunity to reflect on their performance and other aspects of the placement. Approximate processes across the 12 day placement are as follows:
Session 1 Orientation Session
Session 2 Appraisal of client
Session 3 Appraisal of client (including hearing screening and probes)
Session 4 Feedback to family re outcomes
Sessions 5-11 Intervention for client
Session 12 Feedback to family regarding intervention outcomes and management plan
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||employ a Speech Pathology assessment protocol including: conducting an initial interview, taking a case history, administering a standardised test and collecting speech and language samples||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply transcription and analysis procedures to speech, language and communication samples (including samples from standardised tests), interpret clinical data using the ICF framework (with guidance) and explain clinical decisions||Lifelong learning|
|3||identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans (collaboratively with the Speech Pathology clinical educator) and, with guidance, implement intervention that is tailored to a particular child's speech, language and pre-literacy profile and is in line with best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice information||Lifelong learning|
|4||apply interpersonal communication skills to interact with clients and caregivers in an engaging, sensitive, supportive, responsive and productive manner during assessment and intervention contexts||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||with guidance, appraise responses to intervention measure outcomes, provide verbal and written feedback on results of intervention, make appropriate recommendations and referrals and use effective professional reporting (oral and written)||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour and reflect and report accurately on performance as a student clinician||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|7||demonstrate an ability to be inquiring and reflective in practice and via a reflective journal and portfolio.||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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