Facilitates application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to a live 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.
Lectures, Tutorials and Workshops: Theory and preclinical information on
- Clinical education, learning, communicating and reflective practice
- Protocol and responsibilities for clinical practicum
- The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) 2011 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
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||apply both standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CB)S) to support clinical decisions.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information||Creativity|
|3||apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).||Creativity|
|5||demonstrate an ability to be inquiring and reflective in practice and via a reflective journal and portfolio||Creativity|
- This text will be a useful resource for study in other units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, including units involving clinical practice: Roth, FP & Worthington, CK, 2016, Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY. ISBN: 9781285851150.
- This text will be a useful resource for study in other units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, including units involving clinical practice: Shipley, KG & McAfee, JG, 2016, Assessment in speech-language pathology: A resource manual, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA. ISBN: 9781285198057.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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