SAC Webinar: Assessing Entry-to-Practice Competencies: The Changing Canadian Clinical Education Landscape

Susan J. Wagner, BSc (SPA), MSc (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C) and Justine Hamilton, M.Cl.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO
October 28 2020
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Registration deadline is October 28, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

October 28, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

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Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, Audiologists, audiology assistant, speech and hearing assistant, Students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Authors: Wagner, Susan J.; McFarlane, L.; Hamilton, J.; Ellwood, L.; and the Canadian Academic Coordinators/Directors of Clinical Education.



Objectively assessing clinical competence is essential to the quality of speech-language pathology and audiology services. Consequently, regulators, professional associations, educational programs, learners and clinicians are integrating national competency profiles into their systems. This webinar explores key features and concepts related to competency-based education and assessment for learning. Participants will apply competency-based assessment principles using examples from the new Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence (ACC-SLP/AUD) to enable application of these concepts and strategies in their own contexts.  


Learning objectives:

  1. Describe key features of competency-based education;
  2. Apply competency-based assessment principles using examples from the new national student performance assessment tool; and
  3. Reflect on the application of the new tool to your own contexts.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.


Presenter Biography

Susan Wagner, B.Sc. (SPA), M.Sc. (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)

Susan J. Wagner is Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She has provided departmental leadership in admissions, the academic program and clinical education and led the development of the university-wide health sciences interprofessional education curriculum. She is co-chair for the development of the Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence. Susan’s teaching, research and professional/faculty development presentations focus on clinical education, interprofessional education and competency-based education. 


Justine Hamilton, M.Cl.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO

Justine Hamilton is Director of Clinical Education and an assistant professor in McMaster’s speech-language pathology program. She has a passion for innovative learning and teaching methods, effective and meaningful outcome measurement and collaborative teamwork. Together, these interests form key ingredients in the successful implementation of McMaster’s new problem-based learning curriculum.


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