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CSCD3083: Intermediate Clinic 2: Adult and Community

Students will be responsible for the management of clients in on and/or off­ campus clinical settings in weekly and/or block placements. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi­modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.

Code CSCD3083
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD3075 and CSCD3077 and CSCD2069

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

  • LO1. formulate, prioritise, and review clinical solutions at an intermediate level, considering best available evidence in the context of all other relevant factors (e.g. ICF framework or developmental/cognitive abilities), think critically to an intermediate level about theories, concepts, and principles to guide clinical decisions in practice, and demonstrate organisation and proficiency in completing clinical tasks whilst retaining a client focus
  • LO2. utilise intermediate level* oral and written professional communication skills in English for a range of purposes.
  • LO3. use technology judiciously to facilitate effective speech pathology outcomes for individuals, and to represent yourself, your clients, your employer, and the profession, and use evidence-based practice principles as the basis for clinical decision making
  • LO4. create and implement best practice clinical assessment and intervention to an intermediate level competency for clients and other significant personnel (e.g. families, professionals, or communities)
  • LO5. deliver culturally appropriate holistic clinical services for Aboriginal clients, as well as clients from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds by due consideration of the individual, family, and community
  • LO6. demonstrate respect for different values arising from cultural and linguistic diversity, both within Australia and internationally, and adapt behaviour appropriately
  • LO7. construct or adapt clinical services with intermediate level competency, in order to provide holistic clinical services in multi- or inter-disciplinary contexts, as well as work with intermediate level supervision within the scope of speech pathology practice through recognition and respect of personal and professional boundaries
  • LO8. self-appraise personal conduct in clinical contexts in accordance with professional ethical standards as described in the Speech Pathology Australia, Code of Ethics (2020) at an intermediate competency level
  • LO9. develop and maintain a collaborative, professional working relationship with clients, families, professional groups, and others (e.g. other students)
  • LO10. understand the need for lifelong learning and demonstrate commitment to ensuring continued development of competence as a speech pathologist
  • LO11. act with integrity and authenticity during interactions with others
  • LO12. have a clear identity as a speech pathologist within a variety of team contexts and settings
  • LO13. recognise and assess how personal health and well-being influences your capacity to perform your professional role
  • LO14. advocate for clients, their families, and speech pathology practices
  • LO15. demonstrate the capacity to play a range of roles in teams (e.g. leader, member)
  • LO16. examine application of the supervisory process through interactions with the student peers and clinical educator
  • LO17. display professional leadership as appropriate for intermediate speech pathology competency in interactions with child clients and their caregivers.

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