INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY PRACTICE

HCS4ISP

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Bridgman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in on of the following courses: HMSP, HMSPB and must have completed FCS (Speech Pathology Bridging Program); OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHCSP, HZHCSW, HZHCSB, HZHCSM, HZHCSS and must have completed HCS2CSL, HCS2ACW, HCS3TAC, HCS3SHS

Co-requisitesHCS4ACS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Professional communication in speech-language pathology: how to write, talk, and act like a clinician

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBurrus, A E

Year2009

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PublisherPLURAL PUBLISHING, SAN DIEGO, US.

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Communicating in the health sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHiggs, J et al

YearN/A

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH MELBOURNE.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required7x1/2 days

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use advanced verbal & written communication skills with a range of communication partners in different environments.
02. Make meaningful observations of client behaviours in a variety of speech pathology contexts and document these accurately.
03. Reflect on your ability to relate to and engage in a meaningful manner with a client with communication impairments in their lived situation.
04. Implement structured therapy programs under high levels of supervision.
05. Use both written and verbal modes of communication to facilitate self-reflection.
06. Work within the professional and ethical guidelines of speech pathologists in Australia.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmina McLean

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 9 - 9
One 4.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
Orientation

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 18 - 24
One 4.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
Literacy placement

PracticalWeek: 13 - 13
One 7.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Supported conversation

PracticalWeek: 12 - 12
One 4.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
Report writing

PracticalWeek: 11 - 11
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
Observation

PracticalWeek: 14 - 14
One 7.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
Parent as tutor

TutorialWeek: 23 - 23
One 4.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Reflective tute

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
online module

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 15
One 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
PAL workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical assessment for PAL* program including submission of written report (equiv to 1,750 words) Hurdle requirement: student must pass all pieces of assessments to obtain an overall pass for this subject *Phonological Awareness for LiteracyN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 1000-word parent tutor/case history report Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
A series of 4 individual reflection tasks- each worth 10%- template provided (equiv to 1,750 words) Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 9 - 9
One 4.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
Orientation held in academic calendar week: 9

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 16 - 16
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 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.

PracticalWeek: 14 - 14
One 1.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
Parent tutor Session on Monday Wk 15

PracticalWeek: 18 - 24
One 5.00 h 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.

PracticalWeek: 11 - 12
One 3.00 h 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

PracticalWeek: 14 - 15
One 6.00 h practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 15 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.

TutorialWeek: 23 - 23
One 2.00 h 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 3.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 13 - 13
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Clinical assessment for PAL* program including submission of written report (equiv to 1,750 words) Hurdle requirement: student must pass all pieces of assessments to obtain an overall pass for this subject *Phonological Awareness for LiteracyN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 1000-word parent tutor/case history report Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
A series of 4 individual reflection tasks- each worth 10%- template provided (equiv to 1,750 words) Hurdle requirement: student must pass this assessment to pass the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6