This unit provides an introduction to speech pathology clinical practice. Students will explore the range of practice areas for speech pathology and clinical practice through lectures, simulated clinical practice activities in tutorials and actual clinical activities. Students will also learn about the ethical and medico-legal requirements necessary to be a speech pathologist.
1x1-hr lecture/week (weeks 1-10), 1x1hr tutorial/week
Simulated parent interview (barrier task), observation worksheets (barrier task), assessment of school aged child and written report (barrier task), accelerate communication excellence module (barrier task); cultural competence module (barrier task)
Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., Welch, D. (2013) Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press. Australia.
This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2. Students must hold a current CPR certificate and clinical compliance requirements before they can attending their school assessments. Students must have commenced all of the relevant pre-placement clinical compliance requirements prior to commencing this unit. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function.
CSCD5060 and CSCD5061