Introductory Practice 1: Clinical (CSCD2064)

UNIT OF STUDY

Students work with an advanced student and participate in clinical service delivery in the on-campus clinic. Students must demonstrate competence in the context of direct supervision (novice level), in observing, seeking information about, accurately describing and participating in provision of clinical services to their client. They are to seek information relevant to their professional development and client care, and show awareness of their impact on the client. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on-campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2 hr lecture/week

Assessment

pass/fail (100%), must attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), clinical paperwork (0% barrier task), satisfactory competency checklist (0% barrier task), pass 1 written assignment (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task)

Textbooks

Clinic Handbook available from the Discipline - Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline

Practical work

clinical practice Tuesday to Friday minimum 66 hours/semester for client management, observations, group supervision meetings, planning and debriefing meetings, TAM duties

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CSCD1032 and CSCD1034

Corequisites

CSCD2057 and CSCD2068

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