Clinical placement(s) aims for students to meet the eligibility requirements for Speech Pathology Australia, the professional association for speech pathologists in Australia.
Specific student objectives include:
- Gaining a range of experience with regard to:
- Settings (e.g. community, educational, medical)
- Caseloads (e.g. adult, adolescent, child)
- Populations (e.g. disorders of language, speech, voice, fluency, swallowing)
- Models of intervention (e.g. direct individual or group therapy, carer training, consultancy)
- Developing problem-solving skills through the application of theoretical knowledge to actual cases, feedback and reflection.
- Developing self-evaluation skills through the establishment of individual learning goals and critical evaluation of personal clinical performance.
- Experiencing different models of clinical education (e.g. one-to-one, group, peer).
- Developing professional socialisation, i.e. clinical management, ethical behaviour.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.