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SL2011 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Bachelor of Speech Pathology (IHCAP) or Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours

This subject introduces students to speech pathology processes and competencies through class and experiential clinical activities. In this subject, knowledge, skills and professional attributes as outlined in CBOS 2011 will be discussed, with an emphasis on client centred and evidence-based approaches. Students will be introduced to their professional role in relation to working with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with hearing impairment and/or complex communication needs. Students will apply basic principles required for speech pathology assessment and intervention including integration of prior learning (such as acoustics, phonetics, linguistics, anatomy). Students will undertake observations and clinical placements with supervision and guidance from clinical educators.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply, with support, the CBOS 2011 (Competency Based Occupational Standards 2011, Speech Pathology Australia) and the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics (2010) to one's own professional development and clinical practice;
  • apply the four pillars of evidence-based practice to speech pathology services for diverse populations;
  • explain the hearing process and disorders of hearing;
  • competently perform hearing screening and intervention planning;
  • demonstrate foundational clinical skills in planning and conducting assessment;
  • reflect on one's own clinical competence with reference to the behavioural descriptors and exemplars in COMPASS (Generic Professional Competencies 1-4 and CBOS 2011 Units 1-4).

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Clinical placement: screening clinic and learning reflection (hurdle) - (%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%)
  • OSCE: Case history, observations - (30%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% in each weighted assessment item, must pass the Part A (Audiology) and Part B (Speech pathology) components of the exams, must pass all hurdle tasks, and achieve at least 50% overall in order to pass the subject. Students are also required to attend at least 80% of all scheduled classes. Students must successfully complete all assessment requirements and placement related activities.

Prerequisites: SL1001 AND SL1004 AND (PY1101 OR RH1004)
Corequisites: SL2006


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman, Ms Sreedevi Aithal.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials - Speech pathology tutorials
  • 12 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.