Clinical Education 3
In this unit you will develop your clinical autonomy in a practice placement context. The key elements of content build on the curriculum of earlier clinical education units and may consider the following topics:
- Systems, processes and regulatory frameworks influencing service delivery
- Speech and language therapy practice
- Interdisciplinary working and reflective practice
- Ethical practice in speech therapy
- The development of cultural sensitivity and competence
Investigating Human Development and Behaviour 3
Over the course of this unit you will develop knowledge and understanding of the research process by constructing and completing an empirical project. This will include the development of a research question, appropriate design, method (including completing appropriate ethics approval processes), data collection procedures, data analysis and evaluation, culminating in the production of a project written in the style of a peer reviewed journal.
You will also have the opportunity to present your research proposal for consideration and refinement prior to data collection and analysis.
Acquired Communication and Swallowing Disorders
This unit will focus on the most common acquired impairments of speech, voice, communication and swallowing. Using cases, we will examine the clinical, psychological and neurological aspects of a range of acquired conditions.
As an indication, content of this unit may include: assessment, diagnosis and management of motor speech, voice, communication and swallowing disorders in the context of adult acquired conditions.
This will be supported with exploration of related clinical psychological and neurological aspects. The clinical strand will focus on the applications of current research and the existing evidence base to explore care pathways, differential diagnosis, intervention, the role of the MDT and psychosocial impacts.
In clinical psychology, classification of psychological and psychiatric conditions will be explored alongside current approaches to assessment and intervention in relevant clinical populations.
The neurology strand will focus on making links between underlying pathology with clinical presentation and the key features of common conditions will be explored in relation to speech, voice, communication and swallowing.
Complex Developmental and Neurological Conditions
The unit explores the most common impairments associated with developmental and/or neurological complex and lifelong conditions. Using cases, you will examine these conditions and their assessment and
Typical content may include:
- Assessment, diagnosis and management of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in the context of developmental and/or neurological complex lifelong conditions across the age span such as autism
- Fluency disorders
- Severe and profound learning disabilities
- Motor speech impairments
- Sensory impairments
The clinical elements of this unit will focus on the application of current research and the existing evidence base to explore care pathways, differential diagnosis, intervention, educational issues and the role of the MDT.