SPH403 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace (16)

This subject is the first of two final year workplace learning subjects in which students develop and demonstrate their competency in speech pathology practice. Students complete approximately 8 weeks of workplace learning, working primarily with either an adult or paediatric population. During this time, students work with clinical educators to develop speech pathology knowledge, skills and attributes to a standard approaching 'Entry level' as defined by current professional standards. Workplace learning settings may include hospitals, community health centres, disability organisations, and education providers. In addition, students complete simulated and/or specialist clinical experiences at CSU. Throughout this subject, students continue to develop their ability to apply professionalism, reasoning, communication and lifelong learning to speech pathology practice.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SPH403. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

SY/US

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology

Prerequisites

SPH333 and SPH304 and SPH317 and SPH202

Incompatible Subjects

SPH405

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate application of speech pathology knowledge, skills and attributes to workplace learning, simulated, and specialist clinic environments;
  • be able to demonstrate the development of competency in assessment and management of communication and swallowing difficulties for adult or paediatric populations, as defined by the professional standards for Entry Level Speech Pathologists, to a standard approaching Entry level;
  • be able to demonstrate the development of competency in communication, reasoning, lifelong learning and professionalism, as defined by the professional standards for Entry Level Speech Pathologists, to a standard approaching Entry level;
  • be able to demonstrate, during an internal specialist clinic, Entry Level competency in speech pathology assessment and management, as defined by the professional standards for Entry Level Speech Pathologists; and
  • be able to synthesize and provide evidence of development of speech pathology knowledge, skills and attributes, and critically analyse and reflect on competency development to create and communicate goals and strategies for ongoing learning

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Development of professional identity and professional socialisation
  • Application of speech pathology knowledge, skills and attributes in workplace contexts
  • Critical reflection for lifelong learning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SPH403 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
CompassŪ competency assessment
0
2
Statement of competency development
3
Specialist clinic

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 36 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will complete eight weeks (4 days per week) of workplace learning (WPL) with predominantly either an adult or paediatric caseload. The WPL may be completed as two four-week blocks, and /or include an international fieldwork experience. Students will also undertake 4-5 days workplace learning at the CSU Speech Pathology Service on campus clinic. 

Special Resources

Students may incur expenses associated with workplace learning experiences, including costs of travel, accommodation, uniform and resource development. Students must also have access to a digital voice recorder for all clinical sessions.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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