Subjects and clinical placements
We have designed the UTS Master of Speech Pathology so that our graduates will be work-ready and equipped to be innovators in the profession.
Our students will participate in clinically-focused coursework, research training, and gain extensive experience during a range of clinical placements.
The Master of Speech Pathology course will commence in the Autumn session with an induction day in early February and classes starting in late February/early March. Our students will actively engage in case-based learning through simulated clinical situations, lectures, interactive workshops, online forums, and clinical placements on campus and in the community. Students can expect to be present on campus or on a placement four-to-five days per week during each session and may have obligations for clinical placements during session breaks.
The course is comprised of 96 credit points (90 credit points of core subjects and 6 credit points of electives).
- Evidence-based Practice in Speech Pathology
- Fundamentals in Speech Pathology
- Speech Sound Disorders in Children
- Language Disorders in Children
- Research Design in Speech Pathology
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Swallowing Disorders
- Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 1
- Literature Review in Speech Pathology
- Acquired Communication Disability in Adults
- Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 2
- Voice Disorders
- Integrated Practice in Speech Pathology
- Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 3
- Research Project in Speech Pathology OR
- Social Media in Speech Pathology
Our Master of Speech Pathology students undertake three Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology subjects across the course. These subjects include clinical placements in a variety of settings with children and adults and a focus on communication and/or swallowing disorders. During their clinical placements, students will have the opportunity to learn alongside speech pathologists and other health and educational professionals.
The three Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology subjects support our postgraduates to develop clinical competencies and confidence as a student speech pathologist. The placements are complemented by simulated clinical practice learning opportunities in the classroom.
Clinical placements are facilitated by UTS and are undertaken in various locations across Australia.