The profession of speech pathology is focussed on the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication problems may occur in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy.
Through this two and a half year full-time program, you'll complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice as a speech pathologist. You'll learn how to interview, assess, diagnose and treat a variety of clients with communication issues, ranging from speech impairments to problems with voice control, language, fluency, swallowing and eating.
You'll be taught by award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia, and you'll gain the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes and clinical and research skills to confidently pursue a career helping people who have challenges with speech and/or swallowing. You'll develop your prior skills and knowledge to become a lifelong learner and critical thinker, which will enhance the effectiveness of your professional practice.
You'll complete supervised clinical placements throughout the program in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals, educational facilities, other healthcare organisations, private practices and UQ's Speech Pathology clinics.
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