Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students attend 10-12 days of clinic in either an adult or a paediatric setting, at La Trobe's Communication Clinic or an external facility. This placement may offer students experience of a more specific nature e.g. a specialised voice clinic, intensive fluency, paediatric feeding clinic but it is not exclusively a specialist placement. This may take the form of one day per week over 10 weeks, or consist of a more intensive and/or varied period (as in the intensive fluency program). Students begin to refine the clinical skills acquired over their previous placements, applying these more independently, with the aim of achieving entry level on the COMPASS assessment by the end of the subject. Note this subject will be replaced by HCS5SPE from 2017 onwards (except for students who are repeating SPC or had postponed study in 2015 or 2016).

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRachel Davenport

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHCS5SPA AND HCS5TIM


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

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use professional reasoning strategies to independently analyse and interpret clinical information and assessment data for diagnostic and prognostic purposed
02. Independently communicate effectively in a range of mediums and to a range of audiences
03. Independently demonstrate a developing professional identity and a commitment to lifelong learning
04. Work professionally in teams in a specific workplace, managing clients & contributing to group & community education with minimal guidance
05. Independently plan and carry out appropriate, informative assessment to establish the communication and/or swallowing condition and issues of the client
06. Independently plan, justify & deliver a variety of interventions that are ethical, evidence-based and appropriate to the client and workplace with minimal guidance

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