Course and Subject Handbook Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) [Embedded]

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) [Embedded]

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) [Embedded]

Handbook year

2020

Course code

71409

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Professional accreditation status

This course is currently undergoing accreditation by Speech Pathology Australia.

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Health Education.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

An overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 6.0; speaking score of 8.0; reading and listening score of 7.0.

For registration with Speech Pathology Australia where English is not your first language applicants must submit results of the Occupational English Test (OET) taken within the last 12 months with grades of at least 3 As and 1B on the OET test.

Additional selection requirements

Students will be eligible to be offered a position in the Research Honours major by the Academic Head if they have achieved a GPA of 5.0 all level 1 and level 2 subjects listed in the course structure. Students who are not offered a position in the Research Honours major, or are offered a position in the Research Honours major but decline this offer, will continue in the Professional Honours major for levels 3 and 4.

Special admission requirements

A quota on entry into the Research Major may be applied depending on the availability of supervisors.

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

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:

https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

The James Cook University Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) will prepare graduates to meet the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS: 2011) for speech pathology, as defined by Speech Pathology Australia.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and adapt a coherent and advanced body of theoretical knowledge and technical competencies in diverse contexts as an entry level speech pathologist.
  • Apply professional and ethical frameworks and standards, including the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics and Competency-based Occupational Standards – Speech Pathology, and underlying principles and concepts, to inform responsible and accountable professional behaviours.
  • Retrieve, critically evaluate and apply established and evolving evidence and concepts to advanced speech pathology and inter-professional practice.
  • Demonstrate advanced oral and written English language and numerical skills that enable clear, coherent, and appropriate communication of theoretical and therapy concepts, treatment options, and professional decisions, with clients, families, communities, and other professionals.
  • Reflect on and apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability, and responsibility in speech pathology practice.
  • Provide responsive, sensitive, and effective speech pathology practice to all clients, specifically including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, other culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and people residing in tropical, rural, and remote locations.
  • Deliver, facilitate, and evaluate safe, sustainable, and effective client-centred speech pathology practice including preventative, educational, and promotional programs in collaboration with client groups and other professionals.
  • Formulate, implement, and evaluate speech pathology management for people with communication and swallowing needs across the lifespan.
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan, execute, and disseminate project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

Teaching Period 1

BM1051:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1

SL1001:03 Foundations of Speech Pathology

SL1002:03 Foundations of Linguistics and Phonology

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice

Teaching Period 2

BM1052:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

SL1004:03 Linguistic Development

Level 2

Teaching Period 1

HS2402:03 Health Professional Research 1

HS2403:03 Health Promotion for Health Professionals

SL2006:03 Speech Development and Impairment

SL2011:03 Speech Pathology Clinical Processes A

Teaching Period 2

SL2002:03 Language Development and Impairment

SL2003:03 Acquired Speech Impairments

SL2012:03 Speech Pathology Clinical Processes B

SL2013:03 Topics in Focus in Speech Pathology 1

OPTIONS

Select a Major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Single

Credit points in major

48 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Professional Honours

Townsville

Only available full time

Research Honours

Townsville

Only available full time

Students must have obtained a GPA of not less than 5.00, calculated across all level 1 and level 2 subjects listed in the course structure.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or 6 years part-time (levels 1 and 2 may be completed part-time however levels 3 and 4 must be completed full-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

At the discretion of the College Dean, students may be required to undertake a prescribed English language test to ensure that they have an acceptable level of English language proficiency, including at least at the level required to be admitted to the course, to safely participate in professional experience placements.

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

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 15 credit points of credit may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BSpPath(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable