Students are placed in an off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for a 6 week (or equivalent) block. During the placement they manage a varied child caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4 days per week for 6 weeks or equivalent. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required.
Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend briefing sessions, portfolio, and submission of required paperwork. Portfolio if final clinical unit of study.
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084)