Students manage a client caseload and participate in a variety of clinical management and service activities within the on-campus clinic. Students also participate in a clinical mentoring experience with novice/intermediate students. Students are responsible for supporting and facilitating the learning of the novice/intermediate students. They participate in supervisory conferences with their clinical educators and peers. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in professional communication skills, team work and effective time management, as well as overall client management. Students enrolled in this unit of study will also attend lectures regarding topics related to professional practice as a speech pathologist, as well as engage in Commencement and Professional Entry (CaPE) activities scheduled for the end of the year.
Lectures during orientation only. 1x2-hr lecture/week weeks 1-13; 1x1-hr tutorial/week weeks 1-13
Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - clinic orientation, clinic meetings, required paperwork, TAM duty, 80% attendance at lectures for CSCD4052 Professional Issues, attendance at CaPE activities (week 14 and 17 of semester 2)
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) Mentoring Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
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 commence 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.
CSCD3082 and (CSCD3089 or CSCD3084)