Clinical Practice 1 (CSCD5027)


Clinical placement to develop clinical competencies related to client assessment and management, communication skills, report writing, case management and professional development.

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Further unit of study information


Block mode or weekly placement, on-campus depending on availability


clinical competency assessment (100%), orientation (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task), case based viva (0% barrier task), completion of specified interprofessional activity (0% barrier task), TAM Duty (0% barrier task) and portfolio spreadsheet of clients (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


CSCD5019 and CSCD5020 and CSCD5021 and CSCD5022

Additional Information

This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5031 CSCD5053, CSCD5054 Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16 depending on availability. Students must have completed all of the relevant pre-placement clinical compliance requirements prior to commencing this unit. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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.