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Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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 summarised below:

  1. Evidence, Analysis and Interpretation
  2. The Science and Social Impact of Communication and Swallowing Disorders
  3. Professional Issues, Education and Development
  4. Speech Pathology Practice

HONOURS

An Honours program is available in the fourth year of the course. If a student has a weighted average mark of 70% or higher they may be invited to complete the Honours program. Students considering Honours will need to enrol and complete unit PSY3303 as it is a pre-requisite for the Honours unit SPE4107.



Year One - Semester 1
All students will complete the following units during Years 1-2 of the Course.

UnitDescription Points
SPE1100Evidence-Based Practice in Speech Pathology 15
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology 15
SPE1102Language Across the Lifespan 15
SCH1134Human Structure and Function 15
 


Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 1 15
SPE1101Professional Standards and Competencies 15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour 15
SCH1143Systems Physiology 15
 


Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 2 15
SPE2104Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems 15
SPE2105Clinical Decision Support Systems: Activity, Participation and Contextual Factors 15
PSY2301Learning and Motivation 15
 


Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SPE2103Analysis of Speech and Language 15
SPE3100Clinical Decision Support Systems - Standard Tests*15
PSY3304Cognition 15
SPE2106Treatment Principles 15
 


*SPE2103 should be completed concurrently with SPE3100. If the units are undertaken in different semesters, SPE2103 should be completed before enrolling into SPE3100.

Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SPE3111Neurogenic Communication Disorders 15
SPE3106Management of Speech and Language Disorders 15
SPE3107Clinical Practicum 1#15
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues 15
OR
SPE3112Language Difference: Implications for Clinical Practice*15
 


#SPE3111 and SPE3106 should be completed concurrently with SPE3107. If units are undertaken in different semesters, SPE3111 and/or SPE3106 should be completed before enrolling into SPE3107. *Students will complete an elective unit, PSY3303 or SPE3112. However, for students who are considering Honours, it is a requirement that PSY3303 is completed. PSY3303 is a pre-requisite unit for Honours unit SPE4107.

Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SPE3105Management of Sensorimotor Disorders 15
SPE3110Professional Issues in Speech Pathology 15
SPE3108Clinical Practicum 2 15
IAS3110Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and Speech Pathology 15
 


Year Four - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SPE4100Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Assessment of a Single Case 15
SPE4110Clinical Practicum 3 30
SPE4108Topics in Focus in Speech Pathology 15
 


Year Four - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SPE4101Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Treatment of a Single Case 15
SPE4111Clinical Practicum 4 30
SPE4109Professional Skills in Speech Pathology: Workplace Preparation 15
 


For students enrolled in the Honours program, instead of the standard Year 4, students will complete the following units.

Year Four - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SPE4110Clinical Practicum 3 30
SPE4108Topics in Focus in Speech Pathology 15
SPE4107Preparation of Honours Thesis Proposal 15
 


Year Four - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SPE4111Clinical Practicum 4 30
SPE4106Honours Research Project 30
 





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