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  • Objectives
    Enables graduates to become speech pathologists. This course covers the full range of skills necessary to assess, plan, and treat people with communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing or fluency difficulties in a range of different contexts. The course is closely aligned with areas such as speech science, psychology, audiology, and allied healthcare. It also includes a substantial clinical practicum designed to provide the full range of clinical experience required for accreditation by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Speech Pathologist in public and private sectors

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course is a 480 credit point (30 unit) course and is a 4 year (or part-time equivalent) course.

    The program will involve four specialisations. The specialisations are summarized below:

       1. Evidence, Analysis and Interpretation
       2. Speech Pathology Practice
       3. Professional Issues, Education and Development
       4. Cognitive Neuroscience of communication, Voice and Swallowing

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                             Points

    SPE1100    Evidence-Based Practice in Speech Pathology         15
    PSY1101    Introduction to Psychology                                       15
    SPE1101    Professional Standards and Competencies              15
    SCH1134    Human Structure and Function                                15

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                         Points

    PSY1102     Research Methods in Psychology 1         15
    SCP1132    Introduction to Physics                            15
    PSY1204     Social Determinants of Behaviour            15
    SCH1143    Systems Physiology                                 15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                                                         Points

    PSY2202    Research Methods in Psychology 2                                                                         15
    SPE2100    Computerised Analysis:Sensori-Motor Systems                                                      15
    SPE2102    Clinical Decision Support Systems: Handicap, Participation and Environment         15
    PSY2301    Learning and Motivation                                                                                          15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                                                                 Points

    SPE2101    Computerized Analysis: Speech and Language                                              15
    OCT4102    Creativity and Health                                                                                     15
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families         15
    PSY3350    Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception         15

    Year Three - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                    Points

    PSY3303    Research Applications and Ethical Issues                         15
    SPE3100    Clinical Decision Support Systems - Standard Tests         15
    SPE3103    Professional Issues in Speech Pathology                         15
    SPE3104    Neurogenic Communication Disorders                              15

    Year Three - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                  Points

    SPE3101    Voice, Swallowing and Fluency                         15
    SPE3102    Speech, Language and Hearing                       15
    EDU2230    Classroom Management and Instruction         15
    PSY3304    Cognition                                                          15

    Year Four - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                                                           Points

    SPE4100    Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Assessment of a Single Case         15
    SPE4102    Speech Pathology Practice: Hospital Settings    *                                    30
    SPE4104    Professional Skills in Speech Pathology: Membership and Professional Development                                                                                                                                          15

    *SPE4102 Half the students will complete this unit in Semester 1, the other half in Semester 2.

    Year Four - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                                                         Points

    SPE4101    Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Treatment of a Single Case         15
    SPE4103    Speech Pathology Practice: Community Settings    *                             30
    SPE4105    Professional Skills in Speech Pathology: Clinical Education and Reflective Practice                                                                                                                                             15

    *SPE4103 Half the students will complete this unit in Semester 2, the other half in Semester 1.

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