Intermediate Clinic 2: Adult and Community (CSCD3083)


Students will be responsible for planning and conducting an assessment of a paediatric client and related activities. Students will also be responsible for the management of adult clients in on and/or off-campus clinical settings in a weekly placement followed by a block placement. At the end of this unit of study students will be expected to demonstrate skills within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with adult clients across the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.

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Further unit of study information


clinical placement Monday to Friday for a minimum 12 face to face client hours per semester, regular compulsory group supervision meetings, 3 week block placement or equivalent


Clinical competency assessment (100%), attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings (0% barrier task), clinical assessment based viva (0% barrier task), complete all required clinical paperwork (0% barrier task) and TAM Duty (0% barrier task)


There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents:
COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013)
Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011)
CDTRC Clinic Handbook (available on eLearning)
Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CSCD3075 and CSCD3077

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.