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SL3012 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes D

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 achieving intermediate level competency in working clinically with children and/or adults with a range of communication needs. Tutorials will focus on broadening knowledge and skills in a range of practice areas including different models of speech pathology service provision, collaborative practice methods, and advocacy. 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. These placement activities will be designed to complement and build on the experiences gained previously in SL3011 Speech Pathology Clinical Processes C.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply intermediate level clinical reasoning to the planning of evidence-informed assessment and intervention practices for children and/or adults with communication and/or swallowing concerns;
  • evaluate speech pathology service provision, opportunities for collaborative practice, and advocacy with reference to professional standards of speech pathology practice in Australia and associated professional and legislative frameworks;
  • administer and implement a range of speech pathology assessment and intervention approaches applicable to working with children and/or adults with communication and/or swallowing concerns;
  • critically reflect on own clinical performance and plan and justify further personal and professional development with reference to professional standards of speech pathology practice in Australia including client centered and evidence based 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: SL3011


Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Roger Newman, Dr Jacqueline Lim.
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.