SPEECH 2005 - Speech Pathology Clinical Skills and Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code SPEECH 2005 Course Speech Pathology Clinical Skills and Practice Coordinating Unit Speech Pathology Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Course Description In this course, students are introduced to the speech pathology practice education program, including orientation to Speech Pathology Australia's (SPA) competency-based occupation standards (CBOS) and companion assessment framework, COMPASS, and how these core documents relate to the Speech Pathology Professional Standards This course will place an emphasis on practice placement readiness and fitness to practice through compliance with University and agency requirements, self-evaluation and understanding of competency standards. Students will apply professional communication principles and speech pathology practices involved in information gathering, interviewing, handover, assessment and management of clients and their families. To facilitate students? development of competency, students will participate in a range of integrated pre-practice online learning activities, workshops, guided observation and demonstration. Students will actively participate in scaffolded practice simulations and clinical scenarios with child and adult cases, and. will demonstrate competency in implementing speech pathology interventions
Course StaffCouse Coordinator: Prof Stacie Attrill
Phone: +61 8 8313 3518
Location Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Timetable information can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate professional, effective communication for a range of audiences. 2 Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to developmental and acquired communication and swallowing difficulties in a variety of contexts, including implementing speech pathology interventions. 3 Demonstrate and reflect about emerging skills to interact effectively with individuals with communication and swallowing difficulties. 4 Identify and reflect on developing skills and behaviours in relation to professional and culturally responsive practice requirements, with particular reference to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse communities. 5 Discuss factors influencing own emerging professional identity. 6 Appraise how learning in this course contributes to speech pathology competency development and is aligned with the Speech Pathology Professional Standards.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 6
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
1, 2, 3, 5
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
4, 5, 6
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
4, 5, 6
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
4, 5, 6
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Online LearningAll notes, resource manuals and papers for lectures, practicals, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks are available on MyUni as well as lists of suitable readings, online quizzes and links to external websites.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning activities in this course are closely linked to the Clinical Reasoning in Professional Settings course. Course content is delivered via a blended method of weekly workshop classes, online content and practical, skills-based activities and assessments, while the student learning is supported by the case-based learning activities completed within the Clinical Reasoning in Professional Settings course. This course also covers key practice placement preparation content as students will be required to complete their first practice placement in the next semester of study. Modules include the following content:
- Introduction to practice, compliance and fitness for practice; and requirements for community placement
- Guided paediatric observation
- Communication skills for children and parents; playing, engaging, asking and assessing.
- Introduction to clinical interviewing and case history.
- Setting the scene for practice sessions; room set up, logistics and considerations, including for telepractice contexts
- Communication skills; listening, engaging, modifying and assessing.
- Roleplay and simulation.
- Adult practice settings, working with medically unwell adults and their significant others in hospital environments
- Navigating and understanding the continuum of care and the role of speech pathology in an interprofessional team.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Workshops: 12 x 2 hours = 24 hours
Specialist Workshops: 15 hours across the semester
Examination: 1 x 2 hours = 2 hours
Preparation for Workshop Sessions: 2 hours per session = 24 hours
Preparation for Assessment Tasks = 30 hours
Weekly reading: 2 hours per week = 24 hours
Online modules: 3 hours per week = 36 hours
TOTAL = 155 hours
Learning Activities Summary
This course also covers key clinical placement preparation content as students will be required to complete their first clinical placement block in the next semester of study. Modules include the following content:
- Introduction to clinical practice, compliance and fitness for practice; and requirements for community placement
- Guided paediatric observation
- Communication skills for children and parents; playing, engaging, asking and assessing.
- Introduction to clinical interview and case history for paediatric populations
- Setting the scene for paediatric clinical sessions; room set up, logistics and considerations, including for telepractice contexts
- Communication skills for adults and significant others; listening, engaging, modifying and assessing.
- Roleplay and simulation with aging adults.
- Setting the scene for adult clinical sessions; room set up, logistics and considerations, including for telepractice contexts.
- Adult clinical settings, working with medically unwell adults and their significant others in acute / hospital environments
- Navigating and understanding the hospital episode of care and the role of speech pathology in a multidisciplinary / Medial and Allied Health team.
- Summarising subject learning outcomes and preparing for first placement course.
Specific Course Requirements
Students must meet Pre-placement compliance requirements, as detailed on the FHMS Clinical placements website as a hurdle prior to commencing their community placement. Students will source a community work-integrated learning experience in either an Aged Care or a Childcare setting, and will complete 20 hours of community experience during the course.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Simulation Examination Summative
20% 1, 2, 3, 6 Assignments Summative
40% 2, 3, 4, 5 Continuous Assessment Formative & Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Assessment DetailSimulation Examination
Students will complete 1 simulation examination. Students will complete a simulation of a clinical assessment protocol with an adult patient with dysphagia (20%)
- Students will complete a patient progress note that reports swallowing assessment information and intervention goals following their participation in a simulation experience (20%).
- Students will develop intervention goals and accompanying session plan for a child presenting with speech difficulties, from case history and assessment information. Students will demonstrate an appropriate intervention (20%).
Students will complete continuous reflective assessments across the semester that facilitate their speech pathology professional identity and competency development (40%).Reflection and pre-placement goal-settingCommunity placement reflectionCompetency portfolio
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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