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SL2011 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Client report 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Must pass hurdle requirement: placement participation; written clinic notes, feedback and learning reflection - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; pass every assessment item; must pass the Audiology (part A) and speech pathology (part B) components of the exam; participate in at least 80% of scheduled classes and all clinic activities.

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


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: 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 (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours 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.