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Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Course code Y02

Provides students with the skills necessary to assess, plan and treat people with communication and swallowing disorders in a range of different contexts.

The course is closely aligned with areas such as speech science, psychology, audiology, education, linguistics and allied healthcare.

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Entry requirements

80 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y02

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,750

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y02

CRICOS code

070836J

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,200

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Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE1100Evidence-Based Practice in Speech Pathology15
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
SPE1102Language Across the Lifespan15
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
SPE1101Professional Standards and Competencies15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
SPE2104Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems15
SPE2105Clinical Decision Support Systems: Activity, Participation and Contextual Factors15
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE2103Analysis of Speech and Language15
SPE3100Clinical Decision Support Systems - Standard Tests15
PSY3304Cognition15
SPE2106Treatment Principles15

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

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE3111Neurogenic Communication Disorders15
SPE3106Management of Speech and Language Disorders15
SPE3107Clinical Practicum 115
PSY3303 ^Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
Or
SPE3112 ^Language Difference: Implications for Clinical Practice15

Note: 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. Note: Students considering the Honours program are required to enrol in PSY3303 rather than SPE3112.

Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE3105Management of Sensorimotor Disorders15
SPE3110Professional Issues in Speech Pathology15
SPE3108Clinical Practicum 215
IAS3110Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and Speech Pathology15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE4100Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Assessment of a Single Case15
SPE4110Clinical Practicum 330
SPE4108Topics in Focus in Speech Pathology15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPE4101Clinical Speech Pathology Practicum: Treatment of a Single Case15
SPE4111Clinical Practicum 430
SPE4109Professional Skills in Speech Pathology: Workplace Preparation15

^ Core Option

Y02|4

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge and theory to a range of speech pathology contexts.
  2. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including developing capabilities in delivering culturally secure services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and self-awareness for own learning.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in complex speech pathology contexts.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex communication and swallowing conditions.
  7. Use digital technologies to access and evaluate information and to enhance speech pathology practice.
  8. Work collaboratively to initiate social, sustainable and ethical practices to achieve positive client outcomes.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

Graduates of this course will be eligible for Practicing Membership with Speech Pathology Australia.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,750 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $34,200 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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Career Opportunities

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