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SL4002 - Speech Pathology Clinical Processes E

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.

This subject further develops students' clinical knowledge, skills and professional attributes with an emphasis on ongoing professional and clinical skills development, in an authentic external clinical placement setting. Students will participate in clinical placements with supervision and guidance from clinical educators. Students will work directly with clients with activity limitations and participation restrictions related to speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and multi-modal communication. Students will have the opportunity to develop clinical education skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • conduct effective speech pathology assessment, interpretation, planning and intervention for clients with speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and multi-modal communication needs;
  • behave professionally and ethically and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the clinical placement setting and the profession of speech pathology;
  • 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 > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; participate in all scheduled placement activities and hours.

Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS3401 AND SL3002 AND SL3012 AND SL3013


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:
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 272 hours clinical Placement

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.