Professional Practice 3 PG (10276.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||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. Undertake a variety of assessments for clients with complex communication needs to determine the need for speech pathology services;
2. Make clinical decisions based on critical appraisal of evidence and make modifications based on contextual, ethical and cultural considerations;
3. Develop holistic and client-centred management and treatment plans for a range of clients with complex communication and swallowing disorders with minimal support;
4. Use a variety of oral and written communication strategies considering health literacy;
5. Critically evaluate and synthesise research to inform clinical practice; and
6. Understand the principles of interdisciplinary practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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
PrerequisitesMust have passed Professional Practice 2 PG, 10275.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Master of Speech Pathology, 371JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Internship||Ms Leah Hanley|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Internship||Ms Leah Hanley|
All required readings are on the UClearn site, including:
Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (Entry Level) (2011). Speech Pathology Australia.
Professional Standards for Speech Pathologist in Australia (2020). Speech Pathology Australia
Compass® Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology Assessment Resource Manual (2017). Speech Pathology Australia
Reflection with Compass® Reflecting in relation to clinical learning. Speech Pathology Australia
University of Canberra Master of Speech Pathology Clinical Handbook (2022).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Moderation: Assessments will be moderated in accordance with the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines. A copy of the guidelines will be made available on the CANVAS site.
Supplementary assessments will be provided for this unit in line with the University of Canberra guidelines.
If students fail a VIVA, they have one opportunity to take a supplementary VIVA in the same Range of Practice Area but with a different case. If the student fails the second attempt, the student must repeat the unit.
If a student does not make Entry-level in their final placement, they will have one opportunity to take a supplementary placement. If the student does not make Entry-level in their supplementary placement they must repeat the unit.
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.
Whilst on placement, students will be expected to juggle coursework demands in addition to placement requirements simultaneously. Placements are full-time (4-days a week) unless otherwise arranged with the Clinical Placement Coordinator and Inclusion and Engagement. If you are experienceing difficulties whilst on your placement, please contact the Clinical Placement Coordinator and/or Unit Convener as soon as possible, and do not wait until the end of the placement.
To be successful in this unit students are required to:
* Participate in all clinical placement activities.
* Attend 80% of the online tutorials/workshops.
* Attend 100% of intensives in person.
* Attend all the VIVAs.
If a student does not attend all the VIVAs without a request for deferment, they will not be able to pass the unit.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using UCLearn (Canvas). UCLearn 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 UCLearn.
Students who attend workshops through the virtual room are strongly encouraged to turn on both their video and audio to participate fully in the workshop activities.
Students may be required to travel to/from placement or stay in the region of their placmeent, and student are expected to cover any associated travel or accomodation costs for placement.
Students are expected to cover travel costs associated with placement requirements (e.g. attending a home or school visit). Please contac the Clinical Placement Coordinator or Unit Convener if you are experiencing difficulties with this whilst on placement.
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.
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. You must complete Pre-Place: 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. 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.
Clinical placements will run for 30 days, for four-days a week (Monday to Thursday) (unless a prior approval for a part-time placement is granted by Inclusion and Engagement and the Clinical Placement Coordinator).
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