Introduction to Clinical Practice
|Course code SPTH1080||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course is only available to students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) course. 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).
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:|
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.
|Content||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
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Not Applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for SPTH1080|