Introductory Practice 1: Community (CSCD2065)

UNIT OF STUDY

Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day-care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting; develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. 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, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight

Assessment

pass/fail (100%), must attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and pass 2xwritten assignments (0% barrier task)

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CSCD1032, CSCD1034

Corequisites

CSCD2057, CSCD2068

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.