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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

3007272 - Bachelor of Health Science OR - Bachelor of Podiatry OR 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR - Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours AND 240 credit points

Unit aim

Provides students with the experience of working with a mixed caseload, and with clients exhibiting profiles, not previously encountered. Students apply clinical reasoning, profession specific and inter-professional skills to clients with a range of disorders.

Unit content

Theory and preclinical information on:

  1. Clinical reasoning and treatment planning for clients with a range of disorders
  2. Evidence-based practice using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework
  3. Designing information programs using technology
  4. Using technology to access resources for best practice

Simulated and actual clinic experience (under supervision) in:

  1. Assessing and interpreting clinical data
  2. Writing reports of finding; providing recommendations regarding intervention and planning for intervention
  3. Presentation and discussion of client details to audiences as appropriate
  4. Selecting outcome measurements to track progress of clients
  5. Presenting an information program for clients using appropriate technology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 employ effective clinical reasoning, apply profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
2 conceptualise and integrate use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001) framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
3 assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
4 write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
5 identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. employ effective clinical reasoning, apply profession specific and inter-professional skills for clients with a range of disorders, and critically reflect on clinical practice
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. conceptualise and integrate use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001) framework in the diagnosis of impairment (body function and structure) and its impact on life activities and participation
    • GA4:
  3. assess, plan, implement, measure and evaluate intervention for clients and their caregivers based on appropriate evidence, and using relevant technologies
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. write professional reports that include recommendations based on evidence and justified with clinical reasoning
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. identify and describe the roles of members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in client management and care
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5: