Professional Practice 2 PG (10275.1)
|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. Assess clients with increasingly complex communication and swallowing disorders using informal and formal tests/tasks, with some supervision, assessments to determine the need for speech pathology services;
2. Interpret assessment results to diagnose and treat clients with a range of communication disorders;
3. Develop holistic and client-centred therapy for children or adults with a variety of communication disorders that are supported by theory and the critical appraisal of research;
4. Apply the ICF to assessment and treatment of clients with a range of communication disorders; and
5. Evaluate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary practice.
Graduate attributes2. 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
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesMust have passed Professional Practice 1 PG, 10273.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology, 371JA.
|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 Hanley|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Internship||Ms Leah Hanley|
Students can access all of the reading below on the UCLearn site.
Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (Entry Level) (2017) Speech Pathology Australia.
Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia (2020). Speech Pathology Australia
Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia (2020). Speech Pathology Australia
Compass® Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology Assessment Resource Manual
Reflection with Compass® reflecting in relation to clinical learning.
University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Clinical Handbook
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result the student having to redo the assignment with another case. The assignment is redone because these assignments are pass/fail and so the usual 5% reductions in marks per day do not apply.
Special assessment requirements
All must pass assessments (final compass, assessment plan and demonstration, treatment plan and demonstration and evidence portfolio) must be passed in order to meet competency and pass the unit.
If you do not pass a component of an assignment, you will be provided with one opportunity to resubmit that assignment. Students will have one week to resubmit the component that they did not pass in their initial attempt. If you fail the resubmission then you will be required to retake the whole unit when next offered.
Best efforts will be made to offer clinical placements that take into consideration a students learning requirements and any adjustments they have in place. Placements are subject to clinical educator availability. You will be provided with an opportunity to decline a placement, however if you choose not to accept the placement you will have to complete the placement (and the unit) in the following year when the unit is re-offered.
Students are not allowed a supplementary assessment for this unit based on the University Assessment Procedures. Students will not receive another placement or an additional assessment.
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.
All assessment tasks are moderated in line with the University of Canberra moderation guidelines.
Students are required to participate in all clinical placement activities. Students, unless ill, must attend all placements days for the required length of time. If a student is ill, they are required to contact the unit convener and their clinical educator before the start of placement that day, preferably the day before. A medical certificate or supporting documentation for this absence must be provided before the start of the clinical day.
Students are required to attend 80% of all the workshops for this unit. This means that students must attend 5/6 of the workshops, either in person or through the virtual room. Workshops will not be recorded. Students are to notify the unit convener the day before the start of class, or before class if in exceptional circumstances. Students must provide supporting evidence as to why they are unable to attend.
Students must have completed the pre-placement workshop offered at the end of the semester (in 10273) before they will be allowed to go on placement.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using Canvas. Canvas provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Canvas.
Students are required to pay their own costs of accommodation and travel for this unit.
Students are recommended not to book travel and accommodation that cannot be cancelled, as placements are subject to change at the last minute.
The Placement Office may be able to discuss accommodation support options with students.
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 email@example.com.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.
All written assignments should reference using APA referencing.
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