Master of Speech Pathology

Curtin University

This graduate entry master (GEM) qualification for speech pathologists is an alternative to the Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) for those with a bachelor degree in another discipline. The academic coursework and clinical practice integrate contemporary theory and research in human communication science, cognitive neuroscience, speech science, rehabilitation science, behavioural science and clinical practice. Throughout the course, students will participate in supervised clinical education in a variety of contexts. This course in speech pathology develops an integrated understanding of the science of human communication as well as the professional competencies for providing speech pathology services to people with communication and swallowing disorders. Speech pathologists provide specialist services for people with communication and / or swallowing problems. Communication and / or swallowing may be impaired by neurological damage, hearing impairment, physical dysfunction, psychological disturbance and intellectual impairment. Some causes of disturbances in normal development may be unidentified.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,200
International: $70,400

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require an honours degree or a bachelor degree with a course weighted average of 65 or greater. Evidence of successful tertiary level study of human biology is required. Applicants who have not studied human biology at a tertiary level will be required to undertake studies in this area before commencing the course.

Structure:

This course contains core units only

Subjects you can Study:

Speech pathology

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Further information:

Curtin University course code: MG-SPEECH. This graduate entry masters degree provides an entry level qualification in speech pathology. It enables students to develop an understanding of normal communication development, developmental and acquired communication disorders, swallowing disorders, speech pathology clinical practice, clinical measurement and research. Students primarily focus on the areas of: language, speech, voice, stuttering, swallowing and multi-communication sciences, cognitive neuroscience, rehabilitation science and speech science. Studies are supported by extensive clinical practice. Participation is required in clinical practice during vacation periods of both years of the course, including a country placement.

Recognition:

The course is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. Graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Who for:

Speech pathologists

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Speech Pathologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 2 years

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