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CSCD5067: Clinical Practice 2

Students participate in a clinical placement to develop competencies related to client assessment and intervention, communication skills, record keeping, case management and professional development. Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. All students engage in reflective practice and reciprocal learning including supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, teamwork and effective time management, as well as safe and appropriate client management. Students will be mentored by final year students for part of the semester.

Code CSCD5067
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD5060 and CSCD5061 and CSCD5062 and CSCD5063
CSCD5065 and CSCD5064 and CSCD5066
Assumed knowledge:
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

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate intermediate level skills (as described by the COMPASS® Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology, 2013*) in a paediatric practice context.
  • LO2. Formulate, prioritise and review efficient speech pathology solutions with support*, using principles of evidence-based practice and appropriate to the individual or community focusing on the client’s life context.
  • LO3. Utilise appropriate oral and written professional communication skills in English with support* for a range of purposes
  • LO4. Use workplace technology to facilitate speech pathology outcomes and professional communication, including maintaining electronic client records and confidentiality
  • LO5. Create and implement best practice speech pathology services to intermediate level competency* with individuals, families and communities
  • LO6. Provide culturally safe and responsive speech pathology services for clients from diverse backgrounds with support*
  • LO7. Work collaboratively with other professions showing respect for personal and professional boundaries, to achieve partnerships that facilitate safe, high quality, co-ordinated services, with support* as required
  • LO8. Reflect on and change performance, using feedback from others to increase accuracy of self-appraisal in relevant contexts in accordance with professional and ethical standards, as described by Speech Pathology Australia.
  • LO9. Advocate for needs of self, individuals, families and communities with support*

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.