Clinical Practice

Course code SPTH3080Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Students undertake supervised face-to-face clinical experience with adult speech pathology caseloads. Clinical experience placements are usually in speech pathology student units either in community/hospital or on-campus settings, and attendance for up to three days (8.00am - 5pm) each week may be required for the period allocated (and typically includes attendance outside the semester). Tutorials will be provided on-campus to facilitate of links between academic/clinical knowledge.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this subject, 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 and in reasoning, communication, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of acquired disorders in the areas of language, speech, swallowing, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication in adults. range of speech, language, voice, fluency or swallowing disorders in adults.
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 subject provides clinical practice experience with primarily adult clinical populations. The student is supervised by a qualified speech pathologist. The student has the opportunity to observe and work directly with adults 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)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH2080, SPTH2001, SPTH2002, SPTH2003, LING3006, HUBS1404, HUBS1107 and STAT1070
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)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 HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Clinical: for 24 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
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 SPTH2080, and have a current ClinConnect Certificate of Compliance before enrolling in SPTH3080.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SPTH3080