Master of Speech Pathology Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Speech Pathology
Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language GradDipSpeech&Lang

Master of Speech Pathology MSpeechPath

Availability

Master of Speech Pathology (4718SP)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Speech Pathology

Full-time: 2.25 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.125 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Speech Pathology

Applications for study commencing in Session 1 close on 30 September each year. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and the applicant will not be considered for admission to the course in the following year.

Pre-requisite study

Prospective students must have completed a three year undergraduate degree in any discipline, demonstrating a good level of academic ability through previous studies. Additionally, prospective students are required to have successfully completed study in linguistics and head and neck anatomy, prior to admission to the Master of Speech Pathology.

  • Linguistics knowledge and skills must include knowledge of phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, and language analysis, equivalent to SPH101: Speech, Language and Culture
  • Head and neck anatomy knowledge must include knowledge of functional anatomy related to communication and swallowing, equivalent to BMS224: Head and Neck Anatomy.

Alternatively, applicants can undertake equivalent subjects at another university. Candidates will need to provide transcripts detailing the prerequisite subjects undertaken at another university.

All pre-requisite study must be satisfactorily completed prior to a student being enrolled in the Masters of Speech Pathology. Completion of these subjects at CSU or similar subjects at another institution does not provide any guarantee of success in gaining admission to the course.

Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology

An additional requirement is submission of a Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology.

A 500-word statement addressing the following must be submitted upon application:
* an interest in and a commitment to speech pathology
* prior work, study and life experience that have led to the application to study speech pathology
* capacity to undertake study at this point in time
* recognition and utilisation of principles of adult learning
* previous experience of distance education or online study.
 

Interview

Based on the above criteria, a proportion of candidates will be selected to participate in a short interview to discuss their Statement of Intent, the course requirements and their eligibility / suitability for the program. Interviews can be facilitated via phone, Skype or in person. The outcome of the interview is successful admission to the course OR unsuccessful application.

 

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Speech Pathology

For the Master of Speech Pathology a maximum of 72 points can be credited through recognition of prior learning, however, the student must complete all of the following subjects for the qualification:
SPH505 Preparation for Speech Pathology Practice
SPH515 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH516 Planning Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH532 Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH534 Cultural Competency and Community Development as Speech Pathology
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology
SPH526 Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH533 Entry Level Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH544 Transition to Professional Practice in Speech Pathology

CSU Credit Policy applies https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language [Exit Point Only]

CSU Credit Policy applies https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Articulation

The Master and Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Speech Pathology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 144 points.

Graduate Diploma of Speech and Language [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 72 points.

Course Structure

The course is designed to incorporate a two year part time Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language (72 points) [exit point only], plus a further 72 points (full time or part time) to complete a Masters in Speech Pathology (144 points).

The following eight core subjects make up the 72 points of the Graduate Diploma [exit point only] or the first 72 points of the Masters:

SPH510 Communication Development Across The Lifespan
SPH511 Foundations of Speech Pathology
SPH512 Assessment and Analysis of Sensory-Motor Skills in Speech Pathology
SPH513 Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology
SPH514 Introduction to Reflective Practice and Clinical Reasoning in Speech Pathology
SPH524 Issues of Ethics, Access and Equity in Speech Pathology Practice
SPH528 Intervention for Sensory-Motor Impairments in Speech Pathology (12)
SPH529 Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology (12)

The following nine core subjects constitute the remaining 72 points of the Master of Speech Pathology.

SPH505 Preparation for Speech Pathology Practice
SPH515 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH516 Planning Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology
SPH526 Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH532 Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH533 Entry Level Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH534 Cultural Competency and Community Development as Speech Pathology Practice
SPH544 Transition to Professional Practice in Speech Pathology

Key Subjects

SPH512 Assessment and Analysis of Sensory-Motor Skills in Speech Pathology
SPH513 Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology
SPH514 Introduction to Reflective Practice and Clinical Reasoning in Speech Pathology
SPH528 Intervention for Sensory-Motor Impairments in Speech Pathology (12)
SPH533 Entry Level Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH544 Transition to Professional Practice in Speech Pathology

Enrolment Pattern

The course is completed through Part-time study, although students may elect to complete the final 9 subjects via Full-time study.

Part-time enrolment pattern
Year 1
Session 1

SPH510 Communication Development Across The Lifespan
SPH514 Introduction to Reflective Practice and Clinical Reasoning in Speech Pathology

Session 2
SPH511 Foundations of Speech Pathology
SPH524 Issues of Ethics, Access and Equity in Speech Pathology Practice

Year 2
Session 1

SPH512 Assessment and Analysis of Sensory-Motor Skills in Speech Pathology
SPH513 Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology

Session 2
SPH528 Intervention for Sensory-Motor Impairments in Speech Pathology (commenced)
SPH529 Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology (commenced)

Session 3
SPH528 Intervention for Sensory-Motor Impairments in Speech Pathology (completed)
SPH529 Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology (completed)

Students may elect to exit at this stage, having accrued 72 credit points, with a Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language [exit point only].

Part-time enrolment pattern continued
Year 2
Session 3
SPH505 Preparation for Speech Pathology Practice

Year 3
Session 1

SPH516 Planning Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH532 Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology

Session 2
SPH526 Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH533 Entry Level Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology

Year 4
Session 1

SPH515 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH534 Cultural Competency and Community Development as Speech Pathology

Session 2
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology
SPH544 Transition to Professional Practice in Speech Pathology


Full-time enrolment pattern option
Year 2

Session 3
SPH505 Preparation for Speech Pathology Practice

Year 3
Session 1

SPH515 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH516 Planning Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH532 Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH534 Cultural Competency and Community Development as Speech Pathology

Session 2
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology
SPH526 Practice-Based Research Projects in Speech Pathology
SPH533 Entry Level Clinical Reasoning for Integrated Client Care in Speech Pathology
SPH544 Transition to Professional Practice in Speech Pathology

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

SPH505 Preparation for Speech Pathology Practice
SPH511 Foundations of Speech Pathology
SPH515 Integrating Speech Pathology Competency in the Workplace
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

SPH511 Foundations of Speech Pathology
SPH512 Assessment and Analysis of Sensory-Motor Skills in Speech Pathology
SPH513 Assessment and Analysis of Language and Cognition in Speech Pathology
SPH525 Integrating Competency for Entry Level Practice in Speech Pathology
SPH528 Intervention for Sensory-Motor Impairments in Speech Pathology
SPH529 Intervention for Language and Cognitive Impairments in Speech Pathology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Speech Pathology program at Charles Sturt University has provisional accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia. This is the highest level of accreditation available to new courses.
The Graduate Diploma exit point is not designed for professional practice in Speech Pathology.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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