Speech pathology assesses and treats disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and swallowing in children and adults. Make a difference in the lives of others with the skills learned in this degree.
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Speech Pathology at Western
The first two-years of the course combine evidence-based studies in speech pathology with a broad understanding of biomedical and health science, linguistics and psychology to develop the professional competencies essential for ethical and safe practice, high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. The final two years focus on the development of advanced knowledge in speech pathology and clinical practice, which are used during clinical placements to treat patients in the community.
The Honours program is available to high achieving students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
The course has been designed to meet the accreditation standards of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Qualifying Course with Speech Pathology Australia.
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Graduates of this degree can look forward to a career in private practice or in a variety of clinical and community healthcare settings.
Speech pathologists are employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools, private and public rehabilitation centres, private practice, government policy units, chronic health management clinics, mental health settings and disability services.
Paediatric Speech Pathologist
Paediatric speech pathologists work specifically with children with a focus on speech therapy, language and communication in settings such as schools and private practice.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.