About this course
The course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
At the end of the Master of Speech Pathology degree student will be able to:
- Meet the core knowledge, skill and professional competencies identified by Speech Pathology Australia as necessary for practice as a speech pathologist;
- Understand and apply foundational sciences and theories and frameworks that underpin and inform speech pathology practice;
- Identify and differentiate typical human communication and swallowing and disorders that impact across the lifespan and the mechanisms for these disorders;
- Choose and implement appropriate best practice methods that enable them to fully assess, diagnose and manage the communication and swallowing needs of clients across varied contexts;
- Understand issues that may impact prioritisation and management of clients in various contexts;
- Establish and maintain professional relationships with their clients, professional colleagues and the general community through effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
- Have a strongly developed sense of self as a professional and ethical responsibility for clients, colleagues and the community generally;
- Demonstrate the ability to undertake the responsibilities of professional practice management, including maintaining resources and documentation;
- Understand key research and statistical approaches, and plan and conduct a research project with relevance to speech pathology;
- Demonstrate the implementation of evidence-based practice, including the ability to integrate critical evaluation of literature, client perspectives and circumstances and clinical knowledge and reasoning;
Graduates of the Master of Speech Pathology are qualified to begin work as a speech pathologist.
Last updated: 6 December 2019