SPEECH PATHOLOGY PRACTICE D

HCS5SPD

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will complete 30 days of clinic, in either an adult or paediatric setting, at La Trobe's Communication Clinic or an external facility. Students continue to refine the clinical skills acquired over the previous three semesters, applying these more independently as the subject progresses, with the aim of achieving entry level on the COMPASS assessment by the end of the subject. Students develop setting specific clinical skills and develop their clinical management skills further. Through block placements, students develop an understanding of, and participate in, the broader range of roles and activities of a speech pathologist in a working week. Students monitor their progress in obtaining the desired level of professional competency and devise a plan of action to address competency gaps. Students will complete their professional competency portfolios (PCPs) with the conclusion of their final placement.  There is a reflection essay based on teamwork attached to this subject.  All students must attend an orientation/reflection workshop in week 29.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HCS5SPA and HCS5TIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate clients' communication and/or swallowing using high level cognitive, communicative and observational skills and knowledge of both typical and pathological function.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Discipline Specific Competencies
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Communication
Professional Practice

02. Analyse and interpret assessment data, applying established theories to develop diagnostic and prognostic conclusions about clients, communicating this information effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Discipline Specific Competencies
Communication
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Professional Practice

03. Critically investigate and synthesise complex information and justify professional decisions to plan and deliver ethically sound, evidence-based intervention.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication
Discipline Specific Competencies
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Professional Practice
Teamwork

04. Apply theoretical knowledge and communicate effectively with a range of clients and colleagues to implement, evaluate and document intervention that is effective and appropriate to the client and professional setting.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies
Teamwork
Ethical/ Social Responsibility

05. Apply creativity and initiative to new situations, including consulting, coordinating and collaborating with professional and research groups, communicating effectively in teams and managing workload with a high level of autonomy and accountability.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Teamwork
Communication
Professional Practice
Discipline Specific Competencies

06. Reflect critically on own performance to develop a professional identity and commitment to life long learning and actively pursue recent developments in speech pathology.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Professional Practice
Communication
Discipline Specific Competencies

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 04-12, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 30.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement. This instance is reserved for students who are out of sync with the usual placement sequence."

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation lecture SPE+SPD, in week 28: compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 16-29, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 16 - 26
One 30.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement."

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation to SPE+SPD, held in week 28. Compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 37-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 39 - 49
One 30.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement"

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session SPE+SPD, held in academic calendar week 28. Compulsory attendance"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 28-40, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 29 - 38
One 30.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical professional placements, pass with entry level skills on COMPASS."

Lecture Week: 28 - 28
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session SPE +SPD, held in week 28. Compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 04-12, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 30.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement. This instance is reserved for students who are out of sync with the usual placement sequence."

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation SPE+SPD, held in week 28. Compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 16-29, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation SPE+SPD held in week 28. Compulsory attendance"

Placement - Off Site Week: 16 - 26
One 30.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 37-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 39 - 49
One 30.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical placement"

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session for SPE+SPD, held in week 28. Compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 28-40, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 29 - 38
One 30.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 days of clinical professional placements, pass with entry level skills on COMPASS."

Lecture Week: 28 - 28
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session SPE+SPD, held in week 28. Compulsory attendance."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 5,000-word equivalent COMPASS® assessment, to reach entry levelStudents must pass this piece of assessment in order to pass the subject. This ungraded pass is a reflection of the progressive assessment through the clinical placement. It will be formally completed in 2 stages: mid and final feedback. It comprises 11 competency units. Students must reach #entry# level across 8 of these units to be passed at #entry level#.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Competency Portfolio (equivalent 3,000 words)Hurdle requirement. "Evidence" will have been gathered from previous placements to demonstrate competency across CBOS and minimum range of practice areas.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Reflection essay (1,000 words)Hurdle requirement. Essay based on their experiences of teamwork on placement/s and related reflection.10 02, 03, 04