Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 3

    Unit code: HHB7006 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    HHB7005 - Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 2
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit is the second capstone and final unit for the Master of Speech Pathology. It continues on from Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 2, enabling students to extend the application of research skills within the context of standard clinical practice whilst on a 30 day placement for the purpose of improving speech pathology service delivery. Students will undertake and report on their project which is relevant to clinical practice. This unit will also involve content designed to support students to transition to professional practice post-graduation. This placement may take place in a variety of settings completed under the supervision of speech pathology clinical educators. Placements will involve working in services predominantly focused on providing services to child or adult individuals and their families and will typically involve working alongside professionals from other services, such as allied health, welfare and/or education.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Exemplify clinical reasoning and competency in speech pathology assessment and intervention at a standard ready to enter the profession in a predominantly child or adult focused clinical context as defined by the professional standards for speech pathology in Australia;
    2. Implement and report on a project applicable to contemporary Speech Pathology practise;
    3. Contextualise the role and scope of practice of speech pathology in Paediatric or Adult Speech pathology communication domains;
    4. Authenticate clinical techniques relating to assessment and implementing intervention relevant to situations where individuals may present with Paediatric or Adult Speech pathology communication domains; and
    5. Advocate for own knowledge, skills, and beliefs in contemporary speech pathology practices to potential employers.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 0%
    30 day practicum assessed by the Clinical Educator using COMPASS® or equivalent (hurdle)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 70%
    Manuscript detailing rationale, methods, and outcomes of a project (5000 words)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Presentation on project outcome to industry partners at an industry showcase day (10 minutes)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 0%
    Viva (hurdle) (45mins)

    Required reading

    Students will be encouraged to locate resources relevant to their placement and project with the guidance of their clinical educator as necessary.

    As part of a course

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