In this unit, students apply their knowledge and skills to clinical practice. This unit involves 16 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:
HHB7004

Prerequisites

HHB7003 - Speech Pathology Cases 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate clinical reasoning and competency in speech pathology assessment and intervention to a standard 'beyond intermediate level' as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia; and  
  2. Critically reflect on own performance against established standards and determine measurable goals to guide future development towards a standard equivalent of 'entry level' as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum 16 day clinical practicum assessed by the clinical educator using COMPASS ®This includes 2 parts; a mid- and final placement assessment 0%
Presentation Case reporting how students have implemented principles of evidence-based practice in working with a client during their clinical practicum (15mins) 60%
Assignment Critical reflection of learning during practicum with goals and action plans to support development of knowledge and skills prior to future placements 40%
Presentation to a Clinical Educator. Assignment is for 1000 words. Students are required to attend and pass 16 days 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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