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SL3011 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes C

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject further develops students' clinical knowledge, skills, and professional attributes with an emphasis on advancing competence to work clinically with children and adults with a range of communication needs. Students will develop awareness and ability to apply a range of advanced communication techniques for the purpose of facilitating clients' and other stakeholders' engagement and participation in speech pathology practices. The subject will provide opportunities to consolidate and further develop skills in administering assessment and implementing intervention in a range of practice areas including voice. Students will undertake direct and simulated clinical placement activities under the supervision of clinical educators and will gain experience of working with paediatric and/or adult clients with concerns related to communication and/or swallowing.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply clinical reasoning to the planning of evidence-informed assessment and intervention practices for children and/or adults with communication and/or swallowing concerns;
  • administer and implement a range of speech pathology assessment and intervention approaches applicable to working with children and adults with communication and/or swallowing concerns;
  • apply advanced knowledge and clinical skills in providing speech pathology services to clients with concerns related to voice;
  • critically reflect on own clinical performance and identify opportunities for further personal and professional development with reference to professional standards of speech pathology practice in Australia including client centred and evidence informed practices.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; attend all scheduled clinical placement hours; participate in at least 80% of all class activities.

Prerequisites: HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND (SL2013 OR RH2002)


Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 76 hours clinical 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.