Clinical Processes B

Subject AUDI90029 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 60 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of the following subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Assoc Prof Bronwyn Davidson, Ms Shani Dettman


Annie Cruse
Subject Overview: The Clinical Procedures B subject continues from knowledge and skills gained in Clinical Processes A, from Semester 1. The student will develop their clinical communication skills (listening skills, empathy, informational and affective counselling) and apply these to the professional context. This subject will provide the opportunities for student to plan, implement and score a range of communication assessment tools (eg oral examinations, formal test protocols, and informal checklists) with the aim of self review and reflection. This subject is structured around 12 workshops, and includes group discussions/activities, videos, the use of standardised and ‘simulated’ patients and role play.
Objectives: At the completion of this subject the student will be able to:
  • Identify and develop the use of technical skills associated with oral-peripheral examinations, formal speech perception, production and language test administration and the completion of checklists for the purposes of clinical and research data collection.
  • Understand how to prioritise the client’s needs versus the ‘need’ to complete test conditions (for example understanding the impact of age, cognition, attention, fatigue).
  • Understand and implement a range of strategies and reinforcement schedules to optimise client performance during test conditions and during habilitation sessions.
  • Communicate confidently and effectively with a variety of clients, including using LOTE interpreters.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to clients/parents who exhibit inappropriate behaviour (abusive, aggressive, hyperactive, shy, etc)
  • Students will explain test results to a simulated patient (1000 words) during Week 7, mid-Semester 2 - 40%
  • Students will complete a 1000 word essay to be submitted in Week 11, Semester 2 - 40%
  • Participation in workshops and completed logbook for each workshop to be submitted in Week 12, Semester 2 - 20%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should have:
  • improved understanding of their own ability to plan assessment and habilitation, and to optimise the performance of others
  • critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
  • the ability to integrate theory and practice and to apply this in novel situations
  • an openness to new ideas
  • planning and time management skills
  • the ability to communicate their knowledge in both oral and written form
  • the ability to recognise ethical and professional behaviour and implement these practices within the clinical environment
Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

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