Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Students undertake supervised face-to-face clinical experience with paediatric speech and language disordered caseloads. If available, caseload may include adults with fluency disorders, or with communication disorders relating to developmental disability. Clinical experience placements are usually in speech pathology student units either in community/hospital settings or in the Speech Pathology Service on-campus, and attendance for up to two days (8.30am - 5pm) each week may be required. One hour a week will be spent in tutorials on-campus to assist with the preparation for clinical placement experiences and the facilitation of links between academic/clinical knowledge.
Upon 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") in terms of independence, caseload complexity, efficiency, and critical/creative thinking.
2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of a range of speech, language, voice, fluency or swallowing disorders 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.
This 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, and swallowing. Students will be involved with the planning and delivery of services for assessment and treatment of individual cases, have the opportunity to participate in a range of service delivery/case management models, as well as providing community education.
Replaces the the full year course SPTH210 Clinical Practice, which is being discontinued in compliance with University requirements.
Students failing to complete SPTH210 Clinical Practice will be required to complete SPTH2080 Clinical Practice.
SPTH1001, SPTH1002, SPTH1080, HUBS1403, LING1111, PSYC1010 and PSYC1020
Modes of Delivery
Clinical: for 16 hour(s) per Week for Full Term