In this unit you will engage in your first entry-level clinical placements, where you will have the opportunity to work with children and/or adults with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. These placements will provide you with work-integrated learning experiences which will enable you to develop and demonstrate entry-level competence across the majority of the Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011) and the generic professional competencies described in the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®). You will develop a clinical portfolio that contains emerging evidence of entry-level competence across different range of practice areas. A focus will be placed on the application of your clinical skills within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework, through a combination of tutorials, a sessional clinical placement, and a block clinical placement. Your ability to engage in reflective practice will be developed through participation in on-line group discussions, where you will share your knowledge and experiences with peers. Prior to the commencement of the unit, you must complete all pre-clinical requirements, as outlined in the Speech Pathology Clinical Education Handbook, and maintain these requirements throughout the unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|2. Online discussion forum||0%|
|3. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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 clinical placements. Each placement will, however, allow students to have the opportunity to demonstrate entry-level competence with an adult and/or paediatric population across one or more of the following range of practice areas:
Students will be assessed across each of the following four generic professional competencies (GPCs) described by the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) assessment tool:
Students will also be assessed across each of the following seven Competency-Based Occupational standards (CBOS) units:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•|
|2 - Online discussion forum||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•|
|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||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Online discussion forum||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•|