Students are placed in one off-campus clinic, hospital, or other setting for four days per week for one, 6 week (or equivalent) block. Over the semester they manage a varied adult caseload, participate in a variety of clinical management, clinical service, and multidisciplinary team activities, and participate in supervisory conferences on a regular basis.
Clinical Placement full time block Monday-Friday with on site attendance minimum 4days/week for 6 weeks or equivalent. The additional placement day is for non direct clinical activities, including planning and accessing resources. Some sites will require students to attend the work place on this day. Additional orientation sessions and debriefing attendance is also required.
Clinical competency assessment (100%), barrier tasks, attend briefing sessions and submission of required paperwork.
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) Off-campus Placement Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
This unit of study is typically completed with concurrent enrolment with CSCD4055 Advanced Practice A: Paediatric. Failure to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled block may result in students being withdrawn from their second block placement. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. 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.
CSCD3082 and (CSCD3083 or CSCD3084)Co-requisites