INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY PRACTICE

HCS4ISP

2016

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

Learning resources

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Structured reflective pieces of written work and clinical assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Clinical assessment and online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKellie Stagg

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Orientation session. Online quiz following the session is a hurdle."

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Reflection tute. Week to be confirmed."

Practical
One 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL Orientation"

Practical
One 6.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supported conversations with Adults Program at RTRH OR at Bendigo campus"

Practical
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"Guided observation session online. Hurdle requirement to complete this session."

Placement - Off Site
Seven 5.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL clinical component either offsite in schools or in LCC at Bundoora."

Practical
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Parent tutor session- week to be confirmed."

WorkShop
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Observation sessions- weeks to be confirmed."

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills class date to be advised- report writing workshop."

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 historyHurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 06
one reflection task (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.40 01, 02, 03, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL Program"

Tutorial
One 8.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical
One 5.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinic observation held in academic calendar week; 13"

Practical
One 3.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinic Observation held in academic calendar week: 12"

Practical
One 3.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Parent-tutor session"

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"PAL orientation held in academic calendar week: 16. Refer to department's year timetable"

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

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 historyHurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 06
one reflection task (equiv to 1,500 words)Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.40 01, 02, 03, 06