This course will only be available for continuing students.
Prospective students wishing to study Speech Pathology should apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology. Students who originally enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton campuses will have officially relocated to the Bendigo Campus to complete second, third and fourth years (per original offer of enrolment). The second year of study will see students begin to develop skills specific to the discipline of speech pathology and further explore the underpinning human biosciences and public health aspects. This provides a broad-based knowledge of normal development, the anatomy and function of the human body, and an introduction to causes and types of communication and swallowing disorders. In third and fourth years, this program utilises both innovative Problem Based Learning (PBL) methods of teaching and learning as well as more traditional formats, and rich clinical learning experiences. PBL results from understanding and working towards the resolution of a problem. In this curriculum, PBL relies on the use of actual speech pathology cases, presented in a variety of formats e. g. printed case notes, computer-based examples, video or audio samples and simulated patients.