Professional Practice 1 PG (10273.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Speech Pathology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Use theory and contextual factors, with support to make clinical decisions about client management;
2. Assess and treat clients with simple communication disorders based on the principles of the ICF, theory and evidence-based practice;
3. Demonstrate, with support, the ability to accommodate the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of clients in service delivery;
4. Reflect on, and modify their clinical practice to assist in competency development; and
5. Explain the principles of Interprofessional practice in different service delivery models.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites10267 Principles of Dysphagia PG AND
10269 Speech and Language Disorders - Paediatrics PG AND
10270 Neurogenic Communication Disorders PG AND
10272 Clinical Speech Pathology 2 PG AND
6486 Research Planning PG
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 371JA Master of Speech Pathology.
Must be enrolled in 10271 Specialist Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan PG.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Internship||Ms Leah McManus|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Internship||Ms Leah McManus|
Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (Entry Level) (2011) Speech Pathology Australia.
Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia (2020). Speech Pathology Australia.
COMPASS® Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology Resource Manual (2017).
University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Clinical Handbook (2022)
These can be found on the UCLearn site in the reading list.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
As part of the pass requirements of this unit students are required to submit a competency tracker signed by their clinical educator at mid and end placement.
This is a hurdle assignment. Students must complete this assignment to pass the unit.
If a student fails to submit their competency tracker they will not pass the unit.
If a student fails the pass/fail assignments they can resubmit each assignment only once. If the student fails the assignment on the second submission they must retake the unit when next offered.
Students are not entitled to a supplementary assessment (placement) if they fail their final COMPASS on their clinical placement. Students will be required to retake the unit when next offered.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are required to attend all placement days. If students are unable to attend the placement on a particular day, a medical certificate or evidence for the inability to attend will need to be provided.
All students must attend 80% of the clinical workshops either face-to-face or online.
Students are required to attend all the allocated placement days. If students fall ill they must contact their clinical educator and the unit convener as per the Master of Speech Pathology Clinical Education Handbook (section 9.1). If the student cannot attend because of illness they must provide a medical certificate or appropriate documentation. Students are required to attend 80% of the clinical workshops either online or in person.
Required IT skills
Students may be required to travel to or stay in the region of their placement.
Costs for travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the student.
If the student chooses not to take up a placements offered in different location to their residence, their placements may be delayed.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a clinical placement Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Preparation for Work Integrated Learning prior to commencement of your Placement. You can self-enrol in this module through the UC Learn site here.
You are also required to complete details in InPlace, refer to inplace.canberra.edu.au. If you have any queries related to InPlace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained (see Clinical Education Handbook ), including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (tutorial and placement days). For the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c) students must complete all the placement assessments and additional assessments. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Unit Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
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