Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

71410

Version

5

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, plus either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An overall IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 6.0; minimum speaking score of 8.0; minimum reading and listening score of 7.0)

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BM1051:03  Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1

BM1052:03  Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

HS1003:03  Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1401:03  Health and Health Care in Australia

RH1004:03  Allied Health Professionals in the Health Environment

SL1001:03  Introduction to Speech Pathology

SL1002:03  Introductory Linguistics and Phonetics

SL1004:03  Linguistics and Phonetics 2

Level 2

HS2401:03  Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

HS2402:03  Health Professional Research 1

HS2403:03  Health Promotion for Health Professionals

RH2002:03  Clinical Medicine for Therapy

SL2001:03  Principles of Assessment and Therapy

SL2002:03  Language Development and Impairment

SL2003:03  Acquired Speech Impairments

SL2004:03  Speech Pathology Practice 1

SL2006:03  Speech Development and Impairment

Level 3

HS3401:03  Health Professional Research 2

SL3003:03  Speech Pathology Practice 2

SL3004:03  Acquired Language Impairments

SL3005:03  Voice Impairment

SL3001:03  Stuttering Across the Lifespan

SL3002:03  Swallowing Disabilities Across the Lifespan

SL3006:03  Speech Pathology Practice 3

Level 4

SL4001:03  Professional Competencies for Speech Pathology 1

SL4002:06  Speech Pathology Practice 4

SL4005:03  Speech Pathology Professional Project A

SL4003:03  Professional Competencies for Speech Pathology 2

SL4004:06  Speech Pathology Practice 5

SL4006:03  Speech Pathology Professional Project B

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or 7 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Must successfully complete all level 3 subjects before attempting any level 4 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available both as in-course honours and as a separate graduate entry course.

Eligibility

Embedded honours

At the start of level 3, the Head of School will invite applications for honours.

Candidates must have obtained a GPA of not less than 5.0, calculated over the subjects completed for levels 1 and 2 of the program.

A quota may be imposed on the number of candidates accepted for entry to the honours course depending on the availability of supervisors.

Graduate entry honours

Successful completion of a pass degree in Speech Pathology

  • Normally candidates will have achieved a GPA of not less than 5.0 calculated over the four levels of the pass degree.

  • Candidates professional experience and continuing  professional development will be also be considered in their application.

Candidates may be required to undertake work additional to the pass degree before commencing honours.