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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Facilitates application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to a live clinical practice experience within a supervised internal clinic; students providing actual clinical services for children with speech, language and pre-literacy problems. With guidance, students appraise children's communication, formulate and implement intervention plans, measure and document outcomes, involve caregivers and engage in reflective practice.

Unit content

Lectures, Tutorials and Workshops: Theory and preclinical information on

  • Clinical education, learning, communicating and reflective practice
  • Protocol and responsibilities for clinical practicum
  • The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) 2011 and assessment of clinical skills
  • Considerations required for assessing clients
  • Report writing and documentation for clinical practice
  • Clinical reasoning, intervention planning and implementation
  • Communication and counselling
  • Delivery models, clinical practice and outcomes of intervention
  • Adult learning
  • Clinical supervision

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 apply both standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CB)S) to support clinical decisions.
2 identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information
3 apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times
4 produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).
5 demonstrate an ability to be inquiring and reflective in practice and via a reflective journal and portfolio

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

  1. apply both standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CB)S) to support clinical decisions.
    • GA1:
  2. identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information
    • GA2:
  3. apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).
    • GA2:
  5. demonstrate an ability to be inquiring and reflective in practice and via a reflective journal and portfolio
    • GA2:

Prescribed texts

  • This text will be a useful resource for study in other units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, including units involving clinical practice: Roth, F. P., & Worthington, C. K, 2016, Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY. ISBN: 9781285851150.
  • This text will be a useful resource for study in other units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, including units involving clinical practice: Shipley, K. G., & McAfee, J. G, 2016, Assessment in speech-language pathology: A resource manual, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA. ISBN: 9781285198057.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.