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 the full range of speech and language disordered caseloads, i.e. across the range indicators of speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing, with both child and adult populations. The clinical placements are on a block basis, involving full day attendance (8.30am - 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 and metropolitan Sydney 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.
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.
2. Experience (directly or indirectly) clinical management of the range of speech, language, voice, fluency, or swallowing disorders 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.
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 caseloads comprising a range of communication and swallowing impairments. Students will be involved with the planning and delivery of services for assessment and treatment of individual cases, as well as having the opportunity to participate in a range of service delivery/caseload management models.
Successful completion of all 1000, 2000 and 3000 level core courses (in SPTH, HUBS, LING, PSYC, STAT) is required prior to enrolment SPTH4080 .
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
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks