PLMCP1-Clinical Practice 1

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: All other Speech and Language Therapy Part 1 M modules
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Mini placement
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Mrs Alison Cox

Email: a.cox@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
To introduce students to a broad variety of client groups to enable them to integrate their rapidly developing theory base to the clinical environment whilst beginning to develop personal clinical skills

Aims:

The aims of this module are: to provide an introduction to client groups who have communication problems and to consider the role of the speech and language therapist with these client groups;





  • to begin the development of personal and professinoal clinical skills and an understanding and demonstration of the Health Care Professions Council standards for conduct, performance and ethics;




  • to relate clinical experience to other taught modules and to demonstrate in assessed work their learning within a life span developmental framework.




Assessable learning outcomes:

On completion of the module it is expected that the student should be able to:




  1. interpret and analyse recordings of speech/language and compare findings to published data;

  2. Present professional oral and written accounts of speech/language data collected;

  3. demonstrate understanding of and adherence to the HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics

  4. Analysis of relevant information gathered to assemble a speech/language/communication/eating and drinking profile of an individual child

  5. describe a wide range of clinical assessments and identify the linguistic domain targeted in a variety of assessments;

  6. evidence development of professional skills of clinical reasoning and reflective practice


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Students learn through guided reading, discussion, observation and interaction with normally developing children and children with communication problems. They learn about adult communication disorders through guided reading, observation of adult clients and discussion of the presenting disorders. Students are given topics related to clinical practice to prepare and present in seminars. Students present a detailed account of the development of a normally developing child whom they observe over nine months. A personal clinical record is kept in this year as a log of clinical development and experience.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Students learn through guided reading, discussion, observation and interaction with normally developing children and children with communication problems. They learn about adult communication disorders through guided reading, observation of adult clients and discussion of the presenting disorders. Students are given topics related to clinical practice to prepare and present in seminars. Students present a detailed account of the development of a normally developing child whom they observe over nine months.



Relevant NHS and Social Care/Education legislation, including policies and procedures are integrated into the teaching throughout the module. Statutory and mandatory training will be undertaken during the Autumn term. The NHS values and constitution, the World Health Organisation's International Classification Framework and the HCPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics are integral to the teaching and clinical placements.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 8 8
Seminars 12 14 8
Fieldwork 4 4 4
Placement 30 30 105
Guided independent study: 25 26 22
       
Total hours by term 79 82 139
       
Total hours for module 300

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 40
Oral assessment and presentation 50
Practical skills assessment 10

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Written assignment and oral presentation in the Summer term.


Formative assessment methods:
Peer feedback on presentation of assessments. Peer feedback within autumn and spring clinics on note writing and reports. Assessment by supervising clinicians in Easter and Summer term placements.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% in the module (with all assessments submitted and a mark of no less than 40% in any one assessment).

Reassessment arrangements:
Coursework will be carried forward if it satisfies the requirements for a module pass. Otherwise it must be resubmitted by September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Travel, accommodation and subsistence:


Last updated: 8 May 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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