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CAUD8013 – Clinical Practicum III

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Yee-Foong Stone
Chevelle Krumins
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CAUD808 or CAUD8008
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit is offered on a pass/fail basis. This unit aims to further develop knowledge and practical skills in audiological assessment and management of adults and children over the age of five years. Students will also develop skills in assessment of younger children and those which are more difficult to assess. Skills will be further developed in the area of aural rehabilitation including the fitting of hearing devices to adults and outcome assessments. Emphasis is placed upon students using problem solving and critical analysis skills to apply the information they have gained throughout the course in a clinical setting.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Develop and apply audiological assessment and rehabilitative skills including identifying clients' history and needs and selecting appropriate management.
  • ULO2: Demonstrate skills in audiological reporting and interpretation (including objective assessments) in adult and paediatric populations.
  • ULO3: Discuss and select hearing aids, their features, styles and apply this in a clinical context.
  • ULO4: Generate skills in written and verbal correspondence with clients, their significant others and other professionals.
  • ULO5: Exemplify a professional approach to audiological casework.

Assessment Tasks

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General Assessment Information

NOTE: Due weeks are based on standard university academic calendar weeks.

The assessment tasks have been designed to enable students to demonstrate their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a clinical environment. All assessment tasks are compulsory. The evaluation of CAUD8013 is with either a ‘Satisfactory’ or an ‘Unsatisfactory’ grade. An unsatisfactory grade is issued based on any of the following: feedback from clinical educators, students’ lack of clinical competence, unprofessional behaviour and conduct, failure to submit or late submission of clinical placement assessment portfolio, unsatisfactory performance on assessment tasks. 

 

How to apply for a late submission of an assignment

All requests for special consideration, including extensions, must be submitted via  ASK.mq.edu.au and provide suitable supporting documentation

 

Late Assignment Submission

  • Late submissions without an extension will receive a penalty of 5% of the total mark available for the assignment per day
  • Late submission of an assignment without an extension will not be permitted after marks have been released to the rest of the class.
  • Extensions will only be given in special circumstances, and can be requested by completing the Special Consideration request at ask.mq.edu.au and providing the requisite supporting documentation.
  • For more information on Special Consideration, see the university website https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
  • Assignments submitted after the deadline, regardless of the reason, will be marked and returned at a date determined by the unit convenor.

Extensions cannot continue beyond the start of the following semester, and students should be aware that long extensions may impact graduation dates.

 

Clinical Re-orientation

Due: week of 17th February Weighting: 20% This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

PART A

Conduct an initial audiological assessment for an adult. You will adopt the role of “student clinician” and the First Year student will be your “client”.

You have a one-hour and 15 minute appointment to carry out an initial assessment on your client. Students are expected to make clinical decisions in regards to the procedures performed in accordance with the client’s needs, the time allocated and the equipment available.

Students will be expected to also accurately document the notes of the assessment in a Microsoft Word document.

Students are required to consider and reflect on their own clinical practice. The following is a guideline of what students should address:

“What assumptions did I make which may have affected my decisions and/or appointment outcomes? What do I need to improve on and how and when am I going to achieve this? What have I learned about myself as a student clinician and my ability to deal with clients independently?”

On successful completion you will be able to:

-Develop and apply audiological assessment and rehabilitative skills including identifying clients' history and needs and selecting appropriate management.

-Demonstrate skills in audiological reporting and interpretation (including objective assessments) in adult and paediatric populations.

 

-Generate skills in written and verbal correspondence with clients, their significant others and other professionals.

 

-Exemplify a professional approach to audiological casework.

 

 

Clinical Placement Portfolio

Due: after placement Weighting: 20% This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

This includes:

  • Clinical Educators’ evaluations on student progress on clinical placements;

  • Submission of clinical placement documents from each student for each clinical placement

Due by 5pm on Wednesday following the last day of placement within one location/ single CE.

On successful completion you will be able to:

-Develop and apply audiological assessment and rehabilitative skills including identifying clients' history and needs and selecting appropriate management.

-Demonstrate skills in audiological reporting and interpretation (including objective assessments) in adult and paediatric populations.

 

-Generate skills in written and verbal correspondence with clients, their significant others and other professionals.

 

-Exemplify a professional approach to audiological casework.

Online Quiz

Due: week 7 Weighting: 20% This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

An online quiz will be held on the dates below assessing knowledge from the current and preceding clinical units. This will also incorporate content from first year theoretical units. Students are advised to review results interpretation, test battery, rehabilitation, paediatrics and foundation sciences of audiology.

On successful completion you will be able to:

-Develop and apply audiological assessment and rehabilitative skills including identifying clients' history and needs and selecting appropriate management.

-Demonstrate skills in audiological reporting and interpretation (including objective assessments) in adult and paediatric populations

-Discuss and select hearing aids, their features, styles and apply this in a clinical context.

Student Presentations

Due: week 9 Weighting: 20% This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

Students are required to prepare a presentation based on their clinical experiences. The format/content of the presentation is at the discretion of the student; however, professionalism must be maintained. Students can be creative in their choice of topic or style of presentation. The aim is to share and educate classmates on an aspect of clinical practice. An interactive component is required within the presentation to engage the class.

Some examples are:

  1. A presentation of case history information only and a discussion raised regarding the predicted results and management;

  2. A presentation of report writing styles/differences e.g. showing the differences between a student’s report and their Clinical Educator’s report;

  3. A presentation on a particular pathology;

  4. A discussion/presentation on client interactions/dynamics of the appointment; etc.

On successful completion you will be able to:

-Generate skills in written and verbal correspondence with clients, their significant others and other professionals.

-Exemplify a professional approach to audiological casework.

 

Clinical Examination

Due: exam period Weighting: 20% This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

Students are required to undertake a clinical examination after the conclusion of the semester. The exam has two parts:

Part 1: focuses on communication within a client appointment

Part 2: focuses on paediatric testing and clinical decision making

On successful completion you will be able to:

-Develop and apply audiological assessment and rehabilitative skills including identifying clients' history and needs and selecting appropriate management.

-Demonstrate skills in audiological reporting and interpretation (including objective assessments) in adult and paediatric populations.

-Discuss and select hearing aids, their features, styles and apply this in a clinical context.

-Generate skills in written and verbal correspondence with clients, their significant others and other professionals.

 

-Exemplify a professional approach to audiological casework.

Delivery and Resources

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Delivery is through face to face sessions and clinical placements.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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Changes since First Published

Date Description
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