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CSCD2065: Introductory Practice 1: Community

2024 unit information

Students are paired and conduct observations and activities in a preschool, long day care centre. as well as engage and collaborate with staff. Students will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings and develop professional skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children. They will use critical reflection to relate observations to current theory and evidence. This unit requires students to develop self-awareness, and consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional and community collaborations, and relationships with families and other professionals. Students also identify, reflect, and managing ethical issues, working with children, families, and professionals. Students will develop strategies to facilitate the children’s learning. Indigenous issues in health service delivery and the provision of culturally safe practice are addressed, as are basic report writing, record keeping, and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge regarding compliance policies and procedures of the on-campus clinic, and government legislation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD2065
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD1032 and CSCD1034
CSCD2057 and CSCD2068
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrates professional conduct across evidence-based practice, compliance, collaboration, communication, record keeping, and advocacy at an early novice level
  • LO2. Demonstrates early novice level skills in reflective practice and life-long learning, including self-awareness, learning goals, integration of knowledge, and peer learning
  • LO3. Demonstrates early novice level skills in person/family-centred and culturally safe and responsive speech pathology practice (with improvement between mid and end evaluation), including assessment, diagnostics, reporting, and service planning and delivery.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Professional practice Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Professional practice Remote
Semester 1 2022
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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