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SL2012 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes B

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 further develops the clinical knowledge, skills and professional attributes, as outlined in CBOS (2011). Client centred and evidence-based approaches to the management of communication difficulties will be explored. Students will develop skills in effective and responsive communication for clinical purposes. Students will undertake clinical placement under the supervision and guidance of clinical educators and will have the opportunity to work directly with paediatric clients with speech and/or language impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. Students will be introduced to their role in relation to working with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with literacy difficulties and/or complex communication needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate effectively when interacting with and interviewing clients and others, and when reporting clinical findings verbally and in written format;
  • gather background information, select and use assessment approaches, and interpret results to develop client centred and evidence-based management plans, with guidance;
  • apply clinical reasoning in assessment and management decisions with regard to particular populations;
  • reflect on one's own clinical competence with reference to the behavioural descriptors and exemplars in COMPASS (Generic Professional Competencies 1-4 and CBOS Units 1-4);
  • describe and justify appropriate assessment and intervention approaches for multi-modal communication with respect to current theories and evidence-based practice principles.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (40%) - Group & Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical placement performance 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (40%) - 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; participate in at least 80% of scheduled classes and all placement activities.

Prerequisites: SL2006 AND SL2011
Corequisites: SL2002


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Gareth Lloyd, Ms Mandi Hollins, Mr Roger Newman.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 52 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.