This graduate entry master course will develop your understanding of normal communication development, developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, speech pathology, clinical practice, clinical measurement and research. Your studies will be supported by extensive clinical practice.
You will be provided with the skills and knowledge to practise as a speech pathologist, which involves diagnosing, treating and providing management services to people of all ages with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, or people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing.
The course focuses primarily on four areas
-Behavioural science: understanding human behaviour, including the complex processes involved in speaking, thinking, reasoning and interacting with others.
-Cognitive neuroscience: studying anatomy, physiology and cognitive processes involved in normal and disordered communication and swallowing.
-Rehabilitation science: understanding rehabilitation techniques and principles involved in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.
-Speech science: exploring areas such as speech signals, acoustic and physiological measurement, physiological and cognitive processes in speech perception and production, and computer-based speech recognition and synthesis.
Graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
Credit for previous study
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Application Deadline: 31st October
You must complete a Senior First Aid Certificate as soon as possible upon entering this course.
You will be required to participate in clinical practice during vacation periods. At least one of your placements will be in a regional or rural area of Western Australia.
2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship
Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.
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Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.
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