HS834-7-LV-CO:
Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 4

The details
2023/24
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Long Vacation
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 25 March 2024
Wednesday 02 October 2024
15
09 January 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
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(none)

 

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Key module for

MSC B62024 Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module builds upon and extends the knowledge and skills gained in HS830, HS831, HS832 & HS833 to develop the students experience and understanding of specialist areas of paediatric Speech and Language Therapy. This module also supports students to explore concepts fundamental to professional practice at a more advanced level.
Module HS834 is linked to a 5 week block placement in a paediatric setting where students will further develop their clinical skills and application of knowledge to practice.

Module aims

This module aims to develop student’s understanding of highly complex communication difficulties in the paediatric population, their impact and how they are managed within SLT with reference to the client’s safety, choice and quality of life.

Students will continue to apply the evidence base underpinning all aspects of speech and language therapy practice for highly complex paediatric communication difficulties.

Students will continue to apply information regarding inter-professional / inter-agency working within an SLT context.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

• Identify and critically consider the aetiology and presenting characteristics of highly complex paediatric conditions and specialist areas of practice
• Critically appraise the impact of highly complex paediatric conditions on the client and significant others and its importance to professional practice
• Critically evaluate the role of the SLT, client, family and inter-professional interagency team in the management of highly complex paediatric conditions considering client safety, choice and quality of life and in light of current evidence based practice, legislation and guidelines
• Apply evidence base clinical reasoning skills to develop management plans for paediatric clients with highly complex conditions

Module information

This final module of year one enables students to study highly complex and specialist areas of paediatric Speech and Language Therapy.

Students are encouraged to apply and integrate knowledge developed in modules HS830, HS831, HS832 & HS833 to explore the nature, impact and management of individuals with Special Needs, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing Impairment, mental health conditions and bilingual clients with communication difficulties. A focus is placed on the development of evidence base clinical reasoning skills in the decision making process for paediatric clients with highly complex and specialist conditions. The role of the SLT and wider inter-professional team in reducing the impact of these conditions and difficulties is considered with reference to the client, their family and wider social network.

The emphasis is on the application of underlying knowledge to the understanding of aspects of highly complex paediatric communication difficulties and the work of the speech and language therapist within current legislative, national and professional guidelines. Application of theory to practice, clinical skills and graduate employability skills are embedded throughout the classroom delivery of the HS834 module. These skills are further extended through opportunities on clinical placement.

Learning and teaching methods

This module combines the use of lectures, workshops and self-guided study to enable the student to critically appraise and apply their learning throughout delivery, grounding theoretical learning in practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills through the 5 week block clinical placement attached to this module. Lectures: Interactive lectures combine theory, case studies and student led activities Independent: This involves the student using learning resources such as recommended reading, course study notes, library resources and communication lab resources. Placement: This module is linked to a 5 week block clinical placement under the direct supervision of a Speech and Language Therapist in a range of paediatric settings Online: Resources are available through Moodle, professional and government websites and organisations in the third sector. Students are encouraged to access a range of online resources to support learning on this module. Tutorials: Tutorial support is available by appointment Skills: Application of theory to practice, clinical skills and graduate employability skills are embedded throughout the classroom delivery of the HS834 module. These skills are further extended through opportunities on clinical placement.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Block Placement (including assessment booklet, reflections etc.)  19/07/2024   
Coursework   3000-Word Assignment  05/08/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Analisa Pais, email: ap21904@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Analisa Pais, Sai Bangera, Dr Drasko Kascelan, Dr Shamala Sundaray, Amanda Baxter and external contributors
sltadmin@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
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External examiner

Prof Gary Morgan
city university
professor psychology
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 42 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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