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SL3106 - Speech Pathology Practice 3 (Honours)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled n the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours degree ( not Speech Pathology or Speech Pathology IHCAP programs).

Clinical component: Students will develop clinical skills and apply knowledge in clinical settings. Students will participate in clinical education placements in which they will work with supervision and guidance of clinical educators. Students will have the opportunity to observe and work directly with clients with a range of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions related to speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing. Students will be involved with assessment, planning and delivery of services for individual cases, as well as providing community education. A range of settings, both in the internal clinic and external facilities will be used to ensure that students develop clinical competence with a variety of clients and in differing clinical contexts. Honours project component: Students will execute the research project planned in the previous semester by collecting research data under supervision. Analysis of the data will commence. They will also prepare a draft description of the final research methodology, and submit a project progress report.

Learning Outcomes

  • - students will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour appropriate to the policies and procedures of the clinical placement setting and the profession of speech pathology;
  • - students will demonstrate progress from beginning levels of clinical competence toward intermediate levels of competence across all units of the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists - 2011 in terms of independence, caseload complexity, efficiency and critical/creative thinking;
  • - students will develop intermediate level competency in clinical management of a range of communication or swallowing disorders and communicate their observations and clinical findings verbally and in writing in a professional and ethical manner;
  • - students will demonstrate the ability to collect and organise research data appropriate to the field of study in an ethical manner and to document the methodology in writing.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND SL3103 AND SL3004 AND SL3005Allow concurrent with HS3401 SL3103 SL3004 and SL3005


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Ms Louise Brown
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Ms Louise Brown, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Chris Plant, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Mandi Hollins.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - Honours supervision
  • 65 hours clinical placement
Assessment: thesis (%); clinical competencies - assessment of skills in clinical practice and oral viva using the speech pathology australia clinical evaluation tool (%); portfolio of clinical experience - a collection of material demonstrating developing competency within the cbos 2011 framework (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject will be marked as a non-graded pass/fail. Students must successfully pass all components to pass this subject.

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.