Overview The Master of Speech and Language Pathology is a graduate-entry professional qualification to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist. Students generally have a background in science, linguistics, engineering, psychology, education, or health sciences and this programme provides an opportunity to enter the speech-language profession. In the MSLP, students study the areas of clinical linguistics, evidence-based practice, introductory neuroscience, speech and language development and disorders across the lifespan, typical and atypical hearing, swallowing, fluency and voice, and professional (clinical) practice. This hands-on programme includes experiential clinical practice.
Qualification specific requirements Candidates must have completed any Bachelor's degree or Master's degree (other than a degree specialising in speech and language therapy/pathology), with minimum of a B average. In addition you must have passed one course in each of the following: *Anatomy and Physiology *Linguistics *Statistics
If one or two pre-requisites have not been met in prior study, students may take the 'missing' courses in their first year Entry into Part 1 of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology is limited to a maximum of 20 students annually.
Qualification structure and duration Students must pass courses with a total of 240 points from Part 1 and Part 2. The Master of Speech and Language Pathology must be completed in two years full-time or up to four years part-time.
Subjects and courses Students cannot progress to Part 2 until Part 1 has been completed. Part 1 *CMDS661 Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition *CMDS662 Fluency Disorders *CMDS663 Introduction to Audiologic Assessment & Management *CDMS664 Professional Studies & Clinical Practice 1 *CMDS665 Speech & Language Disorders in Children *CMDS666 Voice Disorders *CMDS667 Neuroscience of Communication & Swallowing *CMDS668 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2 (Includes Oct – Jan Clinic)
Part 2 *CMDS669 Dysphagia & Related Disorders - Diagnosis *CMDS670 Aphasia & Related Disorders *CMDS671 Applied Research & Clinical Practice 3 *CMDS672 Spoken and Written Language Disorders in Educational Settings *CMDS673 Motor Speech Disorders *CMDS674 Dysphagia & Related Disorders - Management *CMDS675 Complex Communication Disorders *CMDS676 Professional Studies & Clinical Practice 4
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
Recipient: University of Canterbury
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