|Course code SPTH4080||Units 20||Level 4000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Students undertake supervised face-to-face clinical experience with the full range of speech pathology caseloadswith both child and adult populations. The clinical placements are on a block basis, involving full day attendance (8.00am - 5pm), Monday to Friday, over a period of 10 weeks (or equivalent period if part-time placement is undertaken). This extended block program allows for as many placements as possible to be in rural NSW locations in order to provide experience in the models of service delivery appropriate to these settings. Additional individual tutorial support is provided by telephone to students in remote locations.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will:|
1. Demonstrate entry levels of clinical competence as required to meet the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists, and in reasoning, communication, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of developmental and acquired disorders in the areas of language, speech, swallowing, voice, fluency, and multi-modal communication in in children and adults.
3. Communicate their clinical experience and competence 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.
|Content||This course provides clinical practice experience with paediatric, adult and mixed caseloads. The student is supervised by a qualified speech pathologist. The student has the opportunity to observe and work directly with children and 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.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students need to note that there is a specific requirement for English performance to be clearly adequate for professional needs in order to successfully complete SPTH4080.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SPTH4080|