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La Trobe University

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Master of Speech Pathology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Speech pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and provide management and advocacy services to people with communication or swallowing disorders.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
HMSPB, 073116F
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Speech pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and provide management and advocacy services to people with communication or swallowing disorders. People with communication disorders may have difficulties in speech, language, voice, fluency, reading and spelling. The course requires full-time enrolment over four semesters. The first and second years of the program utilise both innovative Problem Based Learning (PBL) methods of teaching and learning, as well as more traditional formats, and rich clinical learning experiences. In this curriculum PBL utilises actual speech pathology cases presented in a variety of formats, e. g. printed case notes, online examples, video or audio samples, simulated patients. Semester 1 of the first year is dedicated to the assessment of communication and swallowing disorders. In Semester 2, students further develop their diagnostic skills and begin to consider intervention planning. The second year of the course enables students to consolidate their understanding of therapeutic intervention and management for human communication disorders and swallowing.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Bendigo

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Rehabilitation courses at La Trobe University.
80.9%
Overall satisfaction
78.7%
Skill scale
59.8%
Teaching scale
94.5%
Employed full-time
$86k
Average salary