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The Clinical Processes 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 build upon skills of self-review and reflection that were established in Clinical Processes A. This subject will provide opportunities for students to plan management strategies for a range of simulated cases. It will involve development of skills such as planning session goals, and accurately reporting on clinical sessions. Clinical Processes B will provide an introduction to the principles of evidence based practice, and critical appraisal of the literature. This subject is structured around 12 workshops, and includes group discussions/activities, videos, the use of standardised and ‘simulated’ patients and role play.
Intended learning outcomes
- Understand intervention as having a range of aims and methods in speech pathology;
- Demonstrate the ability to write goals based on client needs and assessment outcomes;
- Demonstrate the ability to plan patient centred intervention sessions;
- Demonstrate ability to accurately document what has occurred within a clinical session;
- Understand the principles of outcome measurement and discharge planning, as well as documentation of these;
- Understand the principles of evidence based practice, and demonstrate capacity to appraise the internal validity of a research article
- Demonstrate patient centred practice (e.g. prioritise and manage the client's needs versus the clinician's needs, and understand the impact of age, cognition, attention, fatigue, cultural diversity).
- Demonstrate a range of strategies to optimise client performance during therapy sessions, and with clients/parents who exhibit inappropriate behaviour (abusive, aggressive, hyperactive, shy, etc)
- Demonstrate skills in reflective practice; examining their own performance and effectiveness
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
Last updated: 29 April 2020