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SPTH8833 – Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 3

2021 – 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
Scott Barnes
Jennifer Brown
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
SPTH8832 or SPHL832
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This clinical placement unit continues to build knowledge, skills, and competencies from SPTH8832, enabling students to apply them during speech pathology clinical practice. Students will attend placements and engage in clinical service delivery. Students will also engage in case discussions with clients, families and relevant professionals, and further develop advanced communication skills. Placements will provide learning experiences with a range of child and adult communication and swallowing disorders. Students will engage in the preparation, planning, and reflection activities required for clinical placements. Students will attend on campus classes that support their experiential learning. Placement: 13 full days, i.e., 1 day per week for 13 weeks.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Demonstrate above Intermediate Level Behaviours on COMPASS across: (i) all Professional Competencies (i.e., Reasoning, Communication, Learning, Professionalism); and (ii) CBOS (2011) competences 1 - 7 (i.e., Assessment; Analysis and interpretation; Planning evidence-based speech pathology practices; Implementation of speech pathology practice; Planning, providing, and managing speech pathology services; Professional and supervisory practice; Lifelong learning and reflective practice).

General Assessment Information

  • SPTH8833 is subject to the Fitness to Practice Procedure. Please refer to the Academic Progression Policy for information about Fitness to Practice, or click the relevant link in the "Policies and Procedures" section below.
  • SPTH8833 is ungraded. Students will receive an "S" grade upon satisfactory completion.
  • The weightings entered in this unit guide are a function of unit guide system's requirements. Please consult the SPTH8833 iLearn site and MSLP Placement Handbook for full assessment information, rules, and requirements.
  • Absences from SPTH8833 placement days are subject to the Special Consideration Policy. Please refer to the MSLP Placement Handbook, SPTH8833 iLearn site, or contact the unit convenor for more information about absences from SPTH8833 placement.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
COMPASS assessment 100% Yes Week 12-13
Case presentation, discussion, and self-evaluation 0% Yes Week 12-15

COMPASS assessment

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 3 hours
Due: Week 12-13
Weighting: 100%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

Students will be assessed using the COMPASS competency-based assessment tool, which includes a self-evaluation component at the midpoint and endpoint of the placement. This assessment is unweighted.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate above Intermediate Level Behaviours on COMPASS across: (i) all Professional Competencies (i.e., Reasoning, Communication, Learning, Professionalism); and (ii) CBOS (2011) competences 1 - 7 (i.e., Assessment; Analysis and interpretation; Planning evidence-based speech pathology practices; Implementation of speech pathology practice; Planning, providing, and managing speech pathology services; Professional and supervisory practice; Lifelong learning and reflective practice).

Case presentation, discussion, and self-evaluation

Assessment Type 1: Viva/oral examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Week 12-15
Weighting: 0%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

Students will orally present a clinical case from their SPTH8833 placement. The clinical case will focus on speech pathology intervention. Students will give details about their clinical management of the case, critically review their own management, and discuss the case and their management. Students will address management of a hypothetical case, and self-evaluate their learning during the SPTH8833 placement. This assessment is unweighted.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate above Intermediate Level Behaviours on COMPASS across: (i) all Professional Competencies (i.e., Reasoning, Communication, Learning, Professionalism); and (ii) CBOS (2011) competences 1 - 7 (i.e., Assessment; Analysis and interpretation; Planning evidence-based speech pathology practices; Implementation of speech pathology practice; Planning, providing, and managing speech pathology services; Professional and supervisory practice; Lifelong learning and reflective practice).

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

This unit continues to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies that students apply in speech pathology clinical practice. Students will attend placements and engage in clinical service delivery. Student will also engage in case discussions with clients, families and relevant professionals. Placements will provide learning experiences with a range of child and adult communication and swallowing disorders. Students will attend on campus classes that support their experiential learning. 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

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

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

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