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SPCH12004 - Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit students will begin to develop the practical skills required for speech pathology practice, through interaction with children and adults in a structured, interprofessional setting. Students will have the opportunity to engage with both children and adults and develop skills in informal assessment, case history taking, test administration and therapy program delivery. Clinical reasoning and reflective practice are embedded throughout the unit. There is an emphasis on the integration of theoretical knowledge and the development of clinical skills, with a focus on working within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework and understanding the importance of using evidence based practice. In order to commence this unit, students must have completed all pre-clinical requirements, as outlined in the 'Professional Practice Guide for Allied Health Students - Pre Practice Requirements' handbook, and maintain these requirements throughout the unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: SPCH11001 Introduction to Speech Pathology

Co-requisite: SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood

Co-requisite: SPCH12006 Linguistics and Phonetics 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2020 Profile
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Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Portfolio 20%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The execution of joint speech pathology and occupation therapy classes was poor.
Recommendation
The unit is being modified for 2020 and joint classes will be discontinued until the speech pathology staff until a clearer design for the unit is in place.
Action Taken
This unit was completely redeveloped specifically for speech pathology students. This unit will continue to be taught with speech pathology students only in 2021.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Assessment tasks and rubrics were unclear and not explained well.
Recommendation
Assessment tasks and rubrics will be reviewed and updated before the 2020 offering of this unit.
Action Taken
This unit was completely redeveloped including all assessment tasks and rubrics. This will be further redeveloped for the 2021 offering based on students feedback.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the weekly case studies and in class activities which aimed to link theory with practical application.
Recommendation
Students should continue to be given the opportunity to consolidate their learning through assessment case studies which link what they have learnt in class with practical application.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students would like the weekly readings to align more clearly with the lecture content.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator should ensure that the weekly readings clearly align with lecture content and the in-class activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the basic principles of professional clinical practice: information gathering, diagnostic decision making, management planning, implementation and evaluation.
  2. Administer and evaluate formal and informal measures of communication in adults and children.
  3. Demonstrate the development of reflective practice skills by addressing each of the four generic professional competencies, as described by the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) assessment tool.
  4. Deliver a structured therapy program.

Speech Pathology Range of Practice covered:

  • Adult - Voice
  • Child - Speech, Language, Multimodal Communication

Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology(CBOS, 2011):

  • Unit 1 Assessment - Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to Novice standard
  • Unit 2 Analysis and interpretation - Elements 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4 to Novice standard
  • Unit 3 Planning evidence based speech pathology practices - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.7 to Novice standard
  • Unit 4 Implementation of speech pathology practice - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6 to Novice standard

Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:

  • Unit 1 Reasoning - Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to Novice standard
  • Unit 2 Communication - Elements 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 to Novice standard
  • Unit 3 Learning - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 to Novice standard
  • Unit 4 Professionalism - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 to Novice standard

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - On-campus Activity