SPCH14009 - Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will have the opportunity to work with children and/or adults with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties in sessional placements. 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 and sessional clinical placements. During tutorials you will further develop your reflective practice skills through group discussions and share your knowledge and experiences with peers. You will also compile a collection of reflections in the form of a portfolio that provides evidence of your professional growth, knowledge, skills and competence. This unit also requires you to complete learning plans for your placements. Your sessional placements will provide you with work-integrated learning experiences, which will enable you to develop and demonstrate approaching-entry-level skills across Speech Pathology Australia's competency standards. Prior to the commencement of the unit, you must complete all pre-clinical requirements and maintain these requirements throughout the unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

  • SPCH12005 Voice and Fluency  OR  SPCH13011 Fluency Disorders and Clinical Practice and SPCH13012 Voice Disorders and Clinical Practice
  • SPCH13006 Speech Pathology Work-Integrated Learning 4
  • SPCH13008 Neurogenic Communication Disorders 2


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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Rockhampton

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Plans (learning plans) 40%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Portfolio 60%
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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

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: Have Your Say Student Survey
Feedback
Students felt that the tutorials were relevant and allowed them the opportunity to reflect on their work integrated learning experiences which helped their learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that regular tutorials continue to be provided to students so they will have the opportunity to learn a range of professional skills, engage in peer learning, and share and reflect upon their work integrated learning experiences.
Action Taken
Students were provided with fortnightly face to face tutorials with time allocated specifically for student reflections.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students reported that they enjoyed the opportunity to reflect in class and receive feedback from their lecturer and peers.
Recommendation
Students should continue to be provided with time to reflect orally in class and receive feedback from the lecturer and their peers.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students reported that they enjoyed the in-class case studies as they felt in prepared them for a range of assessment tasks.
Recommendation
Students should continue to be given the opportunity to present real case studies in class which are linked to their current clinical placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey and Verbal Student Feedback
Feedback
Students reported that the structure of their clinical placements was stressful and overwhelming as they engaged in four different placements over 12 weeks.
Recommendation
The Clinical Education Coordinator should seek to re-structure the 4th year clinical placement model to ensure students experience more consistency on their placements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate clinical and professional competence, as defined by Speech Pathology Australia, during work-integrated learning experiences
  2. Apply theory to practice when assessing, treating and managing clients across different practice areas and in different settings
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use critical reflective practice skills to develop professional reasoning and engage in lifelong learning
  4. Document and track the work-integrated learning experiences gained across Speech Pathology Australia's competency standards and range of practice areas.

The following information describes the range of practice areas and competencies that are linked to this unit's learning outcomes, content and/or assessments:

  • Speech Pathology Range of Practice Areas: Voice, Swallowing, Speech, Language, Multi-Modal Communication, Fluency (the range of practice areas covered within this unit will depend largely on the nature of each student's sessional placements, however, each student will have the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate level of competence (approaching entry-level) with an adult and/or paediatric population across one or more of these range of practice areas)
  • Competencies: The learning outcomes in this unit contribute to the development of clinical and professional competencies as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
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 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books