Master of Speech Pathology (M7G)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported and Full Fee Paying places available (check your Letter of Offer for details)

This course may not be available to international students. Please refer to courses to explore courses that are offered to international students.

The Master of Speech Pathology will prepare you to study, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders, working with people across a range of different contexts in which speech pathologists work.

This course focuses on socially, ethically, and culturally sensitive solutions to communication and swallowing problems experienced across the lifespan.

This course will prepare you for entry into practice as a speech pathologist, capable of providing quality care, with a community and population centered approach across a range of geographical and clinical settings, including rural and remote areas.

As a graduate, you will become a critically reflective, evidence-based practitioner capable of working collaboratively in interprofessional teams.

Course structure

Globally, health systems are tasked with responding to contemporary challenges and the related disease burden and health needs of their population. This unit takes a systems approach to examine how health systems are designed, the key components, who pays, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The unit combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to foundational concepts related to joining a regulated profession and practicing in a health discipline. Allied health roles and contexts of professional practice area introduced and situated within the health care system. With a focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit uses the lifespan continuum to equip students with an understanding of the core knowledge and skills related to conditions associated with motor delay or coordination difficulties; neurological impairment; sensory impairment; attention and behaviour; genetic, intellectual and/or multiple impairments;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces foundational knowledge and skills related to speech pathology practice and extends knowledge about how the human body functions in relation to speech and swallowing. Anatomy and physiology of the body and brain are examined with a particular…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this professional experience placement unit students develop foundational knowledge and skills of speech pathology practice and examine the range of practice areas and settings that speech pathologists work within. The focus is on professional experiential learning, including application of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartAccelerated Study Period 3
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneyAccelerated Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will equip students with an understanding of the research methods used in health disciplines in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. The Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit consolidates knowledge and skills related to leadership and public health and synthesises them with business skills critical for allied health professionals working in community-based settings or moving into business within health care. Principles of population health are used…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

DOMESTIC APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications for first round offers must be received no later than 11:59PM (AEDST) Monday 31st January 2022.  Applications submitted after this date will only be assessed and offers made if places remain.

Admission to the Master of Speech Pathology is highly competitive and achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

This course uses a minimum credit GPA requirement for prior tertiary education and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process.

Applicants must have:

  • Completed a Bachelor or Master degree (other than Speech Pathology) from an Australian university in the last 10 years, having completed the equivalent of:
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of human physiology, ideally including neurophysiology
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of human anatomy, including detailed head, neck and thorax anatomy
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of study in psychology
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice, and
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of linguistics

Australian Residence Requirements

International students are ONLY eligible to apply if they have an Australian residential address at the time of application. This requirement will not be waived.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Academic minimum score of 8 overall and a minimum score of 8 in each individual band OR successful* completed a minimum of 12 months of full time (or equivalent) studies undertaken at institutions in Australia, UK, US, Singapore, Canada or NZ within the previous 24 months.

* Good academic progress must have been made with passes in more than 50% of enrolment in any given semester

The IELTS result must be no older than two years and six months at the expected course commencement date.

This requirement will not be waived.

All Other Requirements

Admission to the Master of Speech Pathology is highly competitive and achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

This course uses a minimum credit GPA requirement for prior tertiary education and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process.

Applicants must have:

  • Completed a Bachelor or Master degree (other than Speech Pathology) from an Australian university in the last 10 years, having completed the equivalent of:
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of human physiology, ideally including neurophysiology
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of human anatomy, including detailed head, neck and thorax anatomy
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of study in psychology
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice, and
  • one unit (12.5 credit points) of linguistics

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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Email
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