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SPCH14006 - Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 6

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit students will consolidate their clinical skills within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework through a combination of on-campus experiences, a practical and written assessment and an eight week clinical block practicum. The assessment tasks will require students to demonstrate entry-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®), across different range of practice areas. 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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite: SPCH14003 Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 5

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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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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. On-campus Activity 0%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 0%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%
4. Portfolio 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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Previous Feedback

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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: Personal communication between students and unit coordinator
Feedback
Students reported that whilst their block placements were often stressful, they were also extremely valuable learning experiences that allowed them to apply their skills and knowledge and further develop their competence and confidence in a real-life clinical setting. Students also appreciated the support that they received from the unit coordinator during their placements.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator should continue to support students while they complete their placements, encouraging them to make the most of the learning opportunities they are presented with and to also seek additional support as needed.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator contacted students regularly during their block placements to discuss their progress.
Source: Clinical Educators
Feedback
Students need to further revise content and engage in self-directed learning to ensure they are familiar with content regarding assessment and treatment of speech and language in children.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator encourage students to engage in self-directed learning activities to review previously learned content related to paediatric clinical practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Clinical Educators
Feedback
Students need additional training to prepare them for industry expectations prior to starting clinical block placements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit include a workshop focused on further developing strategies to fully engage in a workplace setting and effectively communicate with external clinical educators.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate entry-level competence across each of the four generic professional competency units and the seven Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011), as described by the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) assessment tool.
  2. Present a portfolio that provides direct and/or indirect evidence of entry-level competence across all range of practice areas as well as the four generic professional competencies and all seven Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS, 2011), as described by the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) assessment tool.

The range of practice areas covered within this unit will depend largely on the nature of each student's block placement. However, the two practical assessment items will allow each student to have the opportunity to demonstrate entry-level competence with both adult and paediatric populations across one or more of the following range of practice areas:

  • Voice, Swallowing, Speech, Language, Multi-Modal Communication, Fluency

Students will be required to demonstrate entry-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.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
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 - On-campus Activity
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Portfolio