INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY PRACTICE

HCS4ISP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this clinical subject, students will increase their awareness and basic understanding of the nature of the speech pathology discipline, the culture of the speech pathology workplace and the required competencies, roles and functions of the speech pathologist. Students will be exposed to clients with communication impairments in a variety of social and clinical contexts. There will be an emphasis on developing an understanding of generic communication principles and practices involved in conversation, interviewing, assessment and management of clients and their families. There will be a strong emphasis on learning through structured reflective practice. The subject encompasses workshops, guided demonstration/observation sessions, both on and off campus, client as tutor sessions and active participation in a highly structured evidence-based therapy program for school-aged children.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites Students must also be enrolled in HCS4ACS.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunicating in the health sciencesRecommendedHiggs, J et al2ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH MELBOURNE.
ReadingsProfessional communication in speech-language pathology: how to write, talk, and act like a clinicianRecommendedBurrus, A E 2009PLURAL PUBLISHING, SAN DIEGO, US.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use verbal & written communication skills with a range of communication partners in different environments.

Activities:
Clinical assessment.

02. Make meaningful observations of a range of client behaviours in a variety of speech pathology contexts and document these accurately.

Activities:
Structured reflective pieces of written work and guided observations.

03. Reflect on your ability to relate to and engage in a meaningful manner with a client with communication impairments in their lived situation.

Activities:
Structured reflective pieces of written work.

04. Implement a structured therapy program with high levels of supervision.

Activities:
Clinical assessment checklist to be completed by the students' clinical educator (CE) at completion of therapy program. Attendance is a hurdle requirement.

05. Use both written and verbal modes of communication to facilitate self-reflection.

Activities:
Structured reflective pieces of written work and clinical assessment.

06. Start working within the professional and ethical guidelines set for a speech pathologist.

Activities:
Clinical assessment and online quiz.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation"

Practical Week: 15 - 15
One 7.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Parent as tutor"

Practical Week: 16 - 16
One 7.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supported conversation"

Practical Week: 12 - 12
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Report writing"

Practical Week: 11 - 11
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Observation"

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 24
One 4.0 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Literacy placement"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 15
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
".PAL workshop"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 10
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
"online module"

Tutorial Week: 23 - 23
One 4.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Reflective tute"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
clinical assessment for PAL program including submission of written report (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass all pieces of assessments to obtain an overall pass for this subject40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
one 800-word parent tutor/case history reportHurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 06
A series of 4 individual reflection tasks- each worth 10%- template provided (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.40 01, 02, 03, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 10
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
"Online content- students to access content during week 10."

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation held in academic calendar week: 9"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 17 - 17
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL orientation held in academic calendar week: 17. Refer to department's year timetable. Supplemented with one of online information."

Practical Week: 15 - 16
One 6.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"SCA Session off campus at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre- students attend ONE SESSION only in week 15 or 16 on Tuesday or Thursday."

Practical Week: 15 - 15
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Parent tutor Session on Monday Wk 15"

Practical Week: 11 - 12
One 3.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinic observation held in academic calendar weeks 11 & 12 On Tuesday"

Practical Week: 18 - 24
One 5.0 hours practical per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL clinical program. Students are placed in groups of 8 and are allocated a clinic day by the placements team. They attend clinic for one session each week."

Tutorial Week: 23 - 23
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Reflection Tute- week 23 Cohort divided into 4 groups and attend ONE tute only."

WorkShop Week: 13 - 13
One 3.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Report writing workshop face to face. Cohort divided into 4 groups and attend ONE workshop only."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
clinical assessment for PAL program including submission of written report (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass all pieces of assessments to obtain an overall pass for this subject40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
one 800-word parent tutor/case history reportHurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 06
A series of 4 individual reflection tasks- each worth 10%- template provided (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.40 01, 02, 03, 06