SPEECH PATHOLOGY PRACTICE A

HCS5SPA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students attend 12 days of clinic in either an adult or a paediatric setting. This may be through the La Trobe Communication Clinic or at an external facility. The placement takes place 2 days/week over 6 weeks, or for 4 days per week over 3 weeks (January intensive option). Students begin to refine the clinical skills acquired over the previous two semesters, applying these more independently as the subject progresses. Students develop specialist clinical skills related to particular work settings 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 across 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 are expected to achieve intermediate level on the COMPASS® assessment by the end of the subject.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebbie Kras

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HCS4ISP and HCS5AIB

Co-requisites HCS5TIM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use professional reasoning strategies to analyse and interpret clinical information with minimal guidance: (a) evaluate and interpret information in order to generate conclusions about a situation; (b) reflect on the accuracy, reliability and validity of your conclusions; (c) seek feedback on the reasoning process to ensure a holistic perspective.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

02. Communicate effectively in a range of mediums and to a range of audiences with minimal guidance: (a) communicate effectively with clients in familiar situations and demonstrate basic communication skills in unfamiliar situations in a culturally sensitive way; (b) keep accurate and appropriate documentation in a timely manner; (c) demonstrate an ability to negotiate, collaborate and consult with colleagues and peers as required.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

03. Demonstrate a developing professional identity & a commitment to lifelong learning with minimal guidance: (a) identify your own strengths & weaknesses & report on your own performance against personal learning goals & appropriate standards of performance, & work towards addressing these; (b) actively seek to engage in opportunities to update and broaden your own knowledge and skills in response to personal learning goals; (c) participate in professional development activities; (d) demonstrate an awareness of formal and informal networks for professional development and support, and a capacity to develop these; (e) demonstrate an understanding of the ethical conduct of professional practice and uphold the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

04. Work professionally in teams in a specific workplace, managing clients & contributing to group & community education with minimal guidance: (a) demonstrate organisation, time management skills & a professional attitude at all times; (b) describe the roles & responsibilities of speech pathologists in client care within the service provider's organisation; (c) actively identify and discuss difficulties in managing client care; (d) develop & maintain professional team-based relationships ;(e) identify the practice of speech pathology in a range of community contexts & apply the policy, procedures & guidelines of a service; (f) undertake preventative, educational &/or promotional projects in speech pathology & other related topics as part of a team with minimal guidance.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

05. Establish the communication and/or swallowing condition and issues of the client with minimal guidance: (a) independently establish and document the nature of a client's communication and/or swallowing condition and collate information on the client for familiar conditions; (b) develop a comprehensive and appropriate assessment plan and seeks and requires input to finalise the plan for more complex clients and/or situations; (c) identify appropriate formal assessment tools for a client and conduct formal assessments in a way that ensures the validity and reliability of the test results; (d) develop and carry out informal assessments; (e) be aware of the ethical and legal guidelines involved in assessment but will need guidance in complex situations.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

06. Analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data for diagnostic and prognostic purposes with minimal guidance: (a) record, collate, analyse and interpret assessment data with reference to normative or criterion referenced information, other research data, and/or test and analysis guidelines; (b) integrate information from all sources of data to ensure a holistic, accurate and appropriate interpretation diagnosis and plan for further assessment or intervention; (c) provide feedback on results to the client and/or significant others and referral sources; (d) determine the appropriate management option in most cases, but will seek support where the decision is not straight forward.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

07. Plan, justify & deliver a variety of interventions that are ethical, evidence-based and appropriate to the client with minimal guidance: (a) within available resources, identify several intervention strategies that may meet the client's total needs & determine the best strategy in consultation with the client, and all relevant others; (c) develop & prioritise appropriate intervention goals that are linked to theory, interpretation of assessment data, client needs & chosen intervention strategy; (d) establish rapport and facilitate participation in the intervention program; (e) implement, evaluate & modify an intervention as necessary; (f) follow the profession's ethical guidelines including medico legal responsibilities.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

08. Plan, maintain and deliver speech pathology services in accordance with specific workplace environments with minimal guidance: (a) actively participate in understanding and applying the service provider's policies; (b) use and maintain information management systems in addition to those related to direct client service; (c) manage all aspects of workload in a timely and efficient manner, balancing the needs of clients with the objectives and priorities of the speech pathology service; (d) consult and coordinate with professional groups and services; (e) participate in workplace-based research; (f) participate in evaluation of speech pathology services.

Activities:
Clinical placement and assessment.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 7.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Online support forum participation during and following clinic placement (total of seven hours)."

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session held in academic week 6 (February)."

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 12.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 8-hour days of clinical professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
COMPASS® assessment for intermediate level (equiv to 3,000 words)Students must obtain a Pass in this assessment to pass the subject. Attendance at orientation is mandatory/hurdle. Associated forms, ie the CBOS checklist form, must also be completed for inclusion in their Portfolio (attached to subject HCS5SPD).100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Bendigo, 2015, Week 02-04, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site
One 12.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 8-hour days of clinical professional placement"

Tutorial
One 7.0 hours tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Online support forum participation during and following clinic placement (total of seven hours)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
COMPASS® assessment for intermediate level (equiv to 3,000 words)Students must obtain a Pass in this assessment to pass the subject. Attendance at orientation is mandatory/hurdle. Associated forms, ie the CBOS checklist form, must also be completed for inclusion in their Portfolio (attached to subject HCS5SPD).100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Pye

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 12.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 8-hour days of clinical professional placement"

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session held in academic week 6 (February)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
COMPASS® assessment for intermediate level (equiv to 3,000 words)Students must obtain a Pass in this assessment to pass the subject. Attendance at orientation is mandatory/hurdle. Associated forms, ie the CBOS checklist form, must also be completed for inclusion in their Portfolio (attached to subject HCS5SPD).100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Week 02-04, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Pye

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site
One 12.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 8-hour days of clinical professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
COMPASS® assessment for intermediate level (equiv to 3,000 words)Students must obtain a Pass in this assessment to pass the subject. Attendance at orientation is mandatory/hurdle. Associated forms, ie the CBOS checklist form, must also be completed for inclusion in their Portfolio (attached to subject HCS5SPD).100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Week 07-12, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRegina Fitzpatrick

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site
One 12.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 x 8-hour days of clinical professional placement"

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session held in academic week 7 (February)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
COMPASS® assessment for intermediate level (equiv to 3,000 words)Students must obtain a Pass in this assessment to pass the subject. Attendance at orientation is mandatory/hurdle. Associated forms, ie the CBOS checklist form, must also be completed for inclusion in their Portfolio (attached to subject HCS5SPD).100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08