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SL4002 - Speech Pathology Practice 4

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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

Learning Outcomes

  • students will demonstrate progress from intermediate to entry levels of performance across all units of the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists - 2001 in terms of independence, caseload complexity, efficiency, and critical/creative thinking;
  • students will experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of a range of speech, language, voice, fluency or swallowing disorders;
  • students will communicate their observations and clinical findings verbally and in writing in a professional and ethical manner;
  • students will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour appropriate to the policies and procedures of the clinical placement setting.
Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS3401 AND SL3001 AND SL3002 AND SL3004 AND SL3005 AND (SL3006 OR SL3106)


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Ms Louise Brown.
Workload expectations:
  • 224 hours clinical placement
Assessment: clinical competencies - assessment of skills in clinical practice using the speech pathology australia clinical evaluation tool (%); portfolio of clinical experience - a collection of material demonstrating developing competency within the cbos 2001 framework (%); clinical viva - a standard evaluation of student clinical problem solving and skill development (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject will be marked as a non-graded pass/fail. Each assessment must be passed to pass the 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.