This unit ends the sequence of units solely about Speech Pathology Intervention Practices and focuses on the integration of knowledge and skills related to both assessment and intervention in an authentic setting. This unit will involve 8 days of clinical practicum which may take place in a variety of settings undertaken under the supervision of speech pathology clinical educators.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HHB6004

Prerequisites

HHB6003 - Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate developing clinical reasoning and competency in speech pathology assessment and intervention to a standard equivalent of 'intermediate level' as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia;  
  2. Compile a portfolio of evidence to exemplify clinical competencies in speech pathology intervention practices across a range of practice areas; and  
  3. Critically reflect on own performance and derive measurable goals to guide future development of knowledge and skills related to intervention practices.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Clinical placement of eight (8) days assessed by the Clinical Educator using COMPASS ® 0%
Portfolio Portfolio of evidence with critical reflections on learnings related to speech pathology intervention practices (3000 words) assessed by Uni staff 100%
Students are required to attend and pass 60 hours of supervised field education, and the pre- and post-placement workshops. This requirement is in accord with the Speech Pathology Australia Accreditation Standards and the Victoria University Assessment for Learning- Standards for Assessment Procedure. In the event of illness, students are required to make up missed placement hours. Where circumstances exist so that a student cannot attend in person (e.g. rural/regional placement), engagement in the pre-and post-placement workshops will be by negotiation with the Unit Convenor.

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