In this unit you will strengthen your clinical and professional skills by engaging in work-integrated learning experiences through a supervised block placement. This placement will provide you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate entry-level competence across Speech Pathology Australia's competency standards when working with children with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. You will also further develop your understanding of the importance of working within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework and will gain experience using your reflective practice skills in an authentic workplace setting. Following the completion of your block placement, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking skills and your knowledge of evidence-based and client-centred practice when working with children, by completing a paediatric-based viva. This unit is designed to assist you to develop and demonstrate the entry-level skills, knowledge and competence required for entry into the workforce. Prior to the commencement of the unit, you must complete all pre-clinical requirements 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).
|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 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. Oral Examination||40%|
|4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
No previous feedback available
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 following information describes the range of practice areas and competencies that are linked to this unit's learning outcomes, content and/or assessments:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•|
|2 - Oral Examination||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•|
|4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||•|
|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 - Oral Examination||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||•||•|