Clinical Practice

Course code SPTH2080Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Students undertake supervised face-to-face clinical experience with paediatric speech pathology caseloads. Clinical experience placements are usually in speech pathology student units in community health, school or on-campus settings and attendance for one day (8.00am - 5pm) each week will be required for the period allocated. (Note that placements typically include attendance outside the semester). One hour a week will be spent in tutorials on-campus during the semester period to assist with the preparation for clinical placement experiences and the facilitation of links between academic/clinical knowledge.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate progress from beginning levels of clinical competence toward intermediate levels of competence across all units of the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists - Entry level ("CBOS")and in reasoning, communication, professionalism, and lifelong learning..
2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of developmental disorders in the areas of language, speech, swallowing, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication in children..
3. Communicate their observations and clinical findings verbally and in writing in a professional and ethical manner.
4. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour appropriate to the policies and procedures of the clinical placement setting.
ContentThis course provides clinical practice experience with primarily paediatric clinical populations. The student is supervised by a qualified speech pathologist. The student has the opportunity to observe and work directly with children with a range of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions related to speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and multi-modal communication. Students will be involved with the planning and delivery of evidence-based services for assessment and treatment of individual cases, have the opportunity to participate in a range of service delivery/case management models.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces the the full year course SPTH210 Clinical Practice, which is being discontinued in compliance with University requirements.
TransitionStudents failing to complete SPTH210 Clinical Practice will be required to complete SPTH2080 Clinical Practice.
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH1001, SPTH1002, SPTH1080, HUBS1403, LING1111, PSYC1010 and PSYC1020
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Item Description Weighting Timing
1. Progress Indicators (COMPASSĀ® Competency-based performance assessment) Pass/Fail Mid and end of placement
2. Record of Range of Experience Ungraded requirement End of placement
3. Portfolio (written evidence-based reflection on clinical experience and learning) 75%, To be submitted within 2 weeks of finishing clinical placement.
4. Viva examination (Verbal case presentation and discussion) 25%
Contact HoursClinical: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.


Professional placement
Students must have completed SPTH1080, and have a current ClinConnect Certificate of Compliance before enrolling in SPTH2080.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for SPTH2080