Aims/Description: This module builds on the unit Professional Practice 1. The student completes a series of NHS clinical placements across semesters 1 and 2 including a week block placement in the student summer vacation. The placements includes: (1) the schools placement working with school-age children; (2) the conversational partners placement working with adults in the community; (3) the additional and complex needs placement working with children with severe developmental communication impairments; and (4) the adult summer placement. 5) one session of audiology placement. Students will complete supervised clinical work during placements and self-study activities to support their learning and clinical skills. Placements will be supported by workshops and tutorials and specific NHS induction/preparation and support.

Staff Contact: SPENCER SARAH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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