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Start Date

City East

4 year(s) full-time


Program Code

414502 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 91.80 (for 2020)
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Assumed Knowledge


The program is designed to provide graduates with advanced knowledge and skills for professional practice in speech pathology and provides research training for students wanting to proceed to further study or a research career.

Content & Structure

This program will develop an understanding of typical and acquired communication development, swallowing disorders and clinical practice in speech pathology.

A major section of the early years of the program focuses on the study of anatomy, physiology, biopsychosocial issues and is undertaken with other health sciences students. The second year of study focuses on three streams: human communication science, clinical science in speech pathology, and research methods.

Students will be required to apply their learning during supervised clinical practice throughout the third and fourth years of the program in the UniSA Allied Health Clinic and in professional practice settings. 

The program requires completion of 144 units of study

What courses you'll study

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
Study Period 1, 2 or 3
Foundations of Health HLTH 1029 4.5
Physiology Essentials 100 BIOL 1051 4.5
Applied Psychology BEHL 1005 4.5
Introduction to Human Communication Science HLTH 1061 4.5
Study Period 4, 5 or 6
Head, Neck and Brain HLTH 1060 4.5
Introduction to Evidence Based Practice and Research in Health Sciences HLTH 1049 4.5
UO First Peoples' Health HLTH 1051 4.5
Studies in Language Development HLTH 1062 4.5
Study Period 1, 2 or 3
Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice HLTH 2049 4.5
Language Analysis and Assessment HLTH 2050 4.5
Speech Sound Disorders HLTH 2051 4.5
Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience and Motor Speech Disorders HLTH 2052 4.5
Study Period 4, 5 or 6
Introductory Research Methods BEHL 2005 4.5
Acquired Language and Cognitive Communication Disorders HLTH 2046 4.5
Child Language Disorders HLTH 2047 4.5
Hearing Disorders and Fluency Disorders HLTH 2048 4.5
Study Period 1, 2 or 3
Management in Allied Health Practice HLTH 3081 4.5
Voice and Speech Science HLTH 3084 4.5
Counselling and Collaborative Practice in Speech Pathology HLTH 3078 4.5
Speech Pathology Fieldwork 1 HLTH 3082 4.5
Study Period 4, 5 or 6
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders HLTH 3080 4.5
Disability and Multimodal Communication HLTH 3079 4.5
Speech Pathology Fieldwork 2 HLTH 3083 4.5
Health Science Honours Preparation REHB 3010 4.5
Study Period 1, 2 or 3
Health Science Honours Thesis REHB 4012 9
Speech Pathology Fieldwork 3 HLTH 4020 9
Study Period 4, 5 or 6
Integrated Speech Pathology Professional Practice HLTH 4019 9
Speech Pathology Fieldwork 4 HLTH 4021 9

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program has received provisional accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia. The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is undertaking accreditation processes in accordance with the accreditation procedures of Speech Pathology Australia.

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