In this unit students will further develop their clinical skills within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework through a combination of on-campus experiences, a written assessment and a sessional clinical practicum. The assessment tasks will require students to demonstrate intermediate-level competence across each of the Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) and the generic professional competencies described in the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®). Prior to the commencement of the unit, students will be required to complete 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||
SPCH13001 - Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 3 (pre-requisite)
SPCH13010 - Dysphagia Across the Lifespan (pre-requisite)
SPCH13003 - Neurogenic Communication Disorders (pre-requisite)
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|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. Written Assessment||100%|
|2. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|3. 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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 75% 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:
The range of practice areas covered within this unit will depend largely on the nature of each student's sessional placement/s. However, the practical assessment in a clinical placement will allow each student to have the opportunity to demonstrate intermediate-level competence with an adult and/or paediatric population across one or more of the following range of practice areas:
Students will be required to demonstrate intermediate-level competence across each of the seven Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) units, as well as the four generic professional competencies described by the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) assessment tool.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•|
|3 - On-campus Activity||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - On-campus Activity||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|