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.
|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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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Practical Assessment||40%|
|2. Written Assessment||40%|
|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%).
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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.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Speech Pathology Range of Practice covered:
Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology(CBOS, 2011):
Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:
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