Master of Speech Pathology
Applications for study commencing in Session 1 close on 30 September each year. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and the applicant will not be considered for admission to the course in the following year.
Prospective students must have completed a three year undergraduate degree in any discipline, demonstrating a good level of academic ability through previous studies. Additionally, prospective students are required to have successfully completed study in linguistics and head and neck anatomy, prior to admission to the Master of Speech Pathology.
Linguistics knowledge and skills must include knowledge of phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, and language analysis, equivalent to SPH101: Speech, Language and Culture
Head and neck anatomy knowledge must include knowledge of functional anatomy related to communication and swallowing, equivalent to BMS224: Head and Neck Anatomy.
Alternatively, applicants can undertake equivalent subjects at another university. Candidates will need to provide transcripts detailing the prerequisite subjects undertaken at another university.
All pre-requisite study must be satisfactorily completed prior to a student being enrolled in the Masters of Speech Pathology. Completion of these subjects at CSU or similar subjects at another institution does not provide any guarantee of success in gaining admission to the course.
Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology
An additional requirement is submission of a Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology.
A 500-word statement addressing the following must be submitted upon application:
* an interest in and a commitment to speech pathology
* prior work, study and life experience that have led to the application to study speech pathology
* capacity to undertake study at this point in time
* recognition and utilisation of principles of adult learning
* previous experience of distance education or online study.
Based on the above criteria, a proportion of candidates will be selected to participate in a short interview to discuss their Statement of Intent, the course requirements and their eligibility / suitability for the program. Interviews can be facilitated via phone, Skype or in person. The outcome of the interview is successful admission to the course OR unsuccessful application.
Students applying for the Master of Speech Pathology are required to meet the following selection criteria:A high level of academic ability through previous studiesPrevious university study:A candidate shall hold a minimum three-year undergraduate degree in any disciplinePrerequisite knowledge:Candidates who do not have evidence of knowledge in head and neck anatomy and linguistics will be required to undertake study in these areas prior to applying for the master's program. The following subjects are available via distance education at CSU and cover the required prior knowledge:BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy SPH101 Speech, Language and CultureAlternatively, applicants can undertake equivalent subjects at another university. Subjects from other universities will be considered equivalent if the learning outcomes meet the following criteria. Please note that completion of these subjects at CSU or similar subjects at another institution does not provide any guarantee you will be successful in gaining admission to the course. Head and Neck AnatomyLearning outcomes:identify the structures of the head and neck, specifically the bones, muscles, major blood vessels and nerves of the skull, ear, larynx, pharynx, palate, oral cavity and nasal cavity and portions of the vertebral column and thorax explain the functions of the bones, muscles, major blood vessels and nerves of the skull, ear, larynx, pharynx, palate, oral cavity and nasal cavity and portions of the vertebral column and thorax describe the processes of hearing,