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MSpPathSt Speech Pathology Studies

Catalog id : 5228
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
40512 AUD
National
22000 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

Speech pathology focuses on the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication problems can occur in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy.

A speech pathologist assists people of all ages, from children to adults, who present with communication problems due to developmental delays, disease or injury such as stroke, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disability. They also work with clients who have feeding or swallowing problems.

Students will learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia. This program will give students the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes, and clinical and research skills necessary for a career in speech pathology.

This program is conducted over 2.5 years (5 semesters), beginning in July of each year. The first semester introduces students to the profession of Speech Pathology and its key concepts. Subsequent to this student will focus on the integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, and includes clinical practicums that focus on paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation across a range of different practice areas and settings.

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Careers:

Speech pathologists work in many different settings, including:

  • Services for people with specific disabilities such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, autism or hearing impairment
  • General, paediatric and adult hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Preschool, kindergarten and child care settings
  • Schools
  • Community health centres
  • Private practice

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Accreditation body:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA.
  • University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology.

 For International students:

  • An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA.
  • University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology.
  • IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Introduction (Semester 2):

  • ANAT7000 Anatomical Fundamentals for Speech & Language
  • HRSS7102 Health Sciences Research Evaluation II
  • SPCH7801 Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice for Graduates

      Year 1 (Semester 1):

  • SPCH7803 Voice, Hearing & Fluency Disorders
  • SPCH7820 Articulation and Phonological Disorders and Clinical Practice
  • SPCH7821 Early Childhood Language

     Year 1 (Semester 2):

  • SPCH7815 Children with Special Needs
  • SPCH7818 Clinical Management of Dysphagia & Laryngectomy
  • SPCH7825 Acquired Adult Neurological Language Disorders
  • SPCH7826 Motor Speech Disorders in Children & Adults

      Year 1 (Summer Semester):

  • SPCH7809 Intensive Clinic Block

      Year 2 (Semester 1):

  • SPCH7812 Adult Language Disorders
  • SPCH7819 Practice Education
  • SPCH7823 Language and Literacy in Education

      Year 2 (Semester 2):

  • HRSS7801 Research Project
  • SPCH7814 Professional Issues
  • SPCH7816 Advanced Clinical Practice
  • SPCH7827 Complex Clinical Issues in Speech Pathology

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

For International students:

  • This program has limited intake capacity.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.
  • Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For National students:

  • Domestic students in the MSpPathSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.
  • Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).
  • For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

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