This final unit in the sequence on Speech Pathology Assessment Practices focuses on the integration, transfer and adaptation of this knowledge and skills to an expanded range of speech pathology practice areas. This unit (HHB4004) will involve completion of 4 days clinical practicum including authentic and/or simulated learning experiences under the supervision of speech pathology clinical educators.

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HHB4003 - Speech Pathology Assessment 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 to a standard equivalent of 'novice level' as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia;  
  2. Critically reflect on own performance and derive measurable goals to guide future development of knowledge and skills related to assessment practices; and  
  3. Demonstrate the initiative and judgement to adapt the discipline assessment and prognostic knowledge and skills to diverse contexts.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Clinical placement of four (4) days assessed using a modified COMPASS®. 0%
Practicum OSCE/simulation of clinical swallowing assessment including case history interview (1 hour) 50%
Portfolio Portfolio of evidence with critical reflections on learnings related to speech pathology assessment practices (2000 words) 50%
Students are required to attend and pass 28 hours of supervised field education. 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.

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