Introduction to Clinical Practice
It introduces students to the speech pathology clinical practice and provides an orientation to the speech pathology profession and its clinical processes. This course integrates theoretical learning with an exploration of relevant clinical processes (including some clinical observation).
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Identify and describe the basic clinical processes required for the assessment of children with communication disorder.
2. Follow professional, legal, and ethical procedures, with particular attention to the issues and procedures involved in preserving client confidentiality.
3. Document information in an accessible format for a target audience.
4. Demonstrate awareness of general principles involved in intervention for all communication disorders, with particular emphasis on evidence-based practice and alternative modes of service delivery.
5. Recognise students' roles and responsibilities with reference to clinical experiential learning.
Introduction to Speech Pathology
- Reflective practice, exploration of 'self'
- Awareness of different environments and cultural and linguistic diversity
Assessment practices, including
- Clinical interviewing
- Observation and testing
Reporting and documentation
Issues for the workplace
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Infection Control
General principles of intervention, including:
- Evidence based practice - integrating theory in speech, language & hearing
- Identification of goals
- Selection of strategies
- Clinical decision making for intervention
- Models of service delivery
Introduction to counselling
Preparation for clinical experience placement
- Introduction to ethical practice
- Learning styles in clinical education
Professional practice - introductory experience
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.
Written Assignment: Clinical Observation Visit and Journal
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Presentation: Group Presentation
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
- First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks