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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Speech and Language Therapy

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104711
590170
Online (CSP)
104711
590170
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101042
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Annual Fee
$30,240.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

HHSLT1

Award
Bachelor of Health Science:Master of Speech and Language Therapy
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Sports and Recreation

The Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Speech and Language Therapy is a four-year program that will qualify you to work as a speech pathologist within the Australian healthcare system. The course is undertaken online, with intensive on-campus residentials and placements providing the clinical learning. Upon graduating from the course you will be equipped to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged care facilities, community health clinics schools or disability organisations assisting people to achieve their highest quality of life at work, home and socially; irrespective of age, disability or illness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree.

This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated international student support academic.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as Hospitals, Community health centres, Residential and age care facilities, Disability services, Paediatric facilities, Mental health facilities, Education facilities, Universities and research facilities, Juvenile justice centres, Private clinics.

Professional recognition

This course is currently in the qualifying phase of accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia. Students enrolled in the course can apply for student membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is being accredited by CDU for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This course incorporates health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered speech pathology professionals. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Bachelor of Health Science Core Units
 (15 units)
 150cp  Compulsory Core units totalling 150 credit points as detailed below.

 SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
 SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
 SWK102 Communication Skills
 PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
 HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
 HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
 MAN204 Project Management
 SWK312 Social Research Methods
 HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
 PHM301 Exploring Public Health
 HSC312 Global and Environmental Health
 

Bachelor of Health Science Specialist Elective Units
(1 unit)

 10cp Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

 HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing
 HSC210 Health Sociology
 SBI261 Functional Anatomy  
 

 Master of Speech and Language Therapy Core Units
 (16 units)
 160cp  Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below.

 PHM526 Research Design
 SLT501 Foundations of Communication Analysis (available from 2021)
 SLT502 Principles of Dysphagia (available from 2022)
 SLT503 Working as a Speech Pathologist (available from 2021)
 SLT504 Early Childhood Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders (available from 2021)
 SLT505 Acquired Language Disorders (available from 2021)
 SLT506 Fluency and Voice (available from 2022)
 SLT507 Motor Speech for Children and Adults (available from 2022)
 SLT508 Diversity in Communication (available from 2022)
 SLT509 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology (available from 2021)
 SLT510 Working with School Aged Children and Special Needs (available from 2022)
 SLT511 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Language Development and Use (available from 2021)
 SLT512 Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health Perspectives (available from 2021)
 SLT601 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 1 (WIL) (available from 2021)
 SLT602 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 2 (WIL) (available from 2022)
 SLT603 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 3  (WIL) (available from 2022)

  320cp Total Credit Points

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE= Specialist Elective 

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives (External only) CO
Year 2
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health (External only) CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 3
SLT511 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Language Development and Use CO SLT504 Early Childhood Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders CO
SLT501 Foundations of Communication Analysis CO SLT505 Acquired Language Disorders CO
SLT503 Working as a Speech Pathologist CO SLT601 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 1 (WIL) (includes intensive and external placement) CO
SLT509 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology CO SLT512 Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health Perspectives CO
Year 4
SLT502 Principles of Dysphagia CO PHM526 Research Design CO
SLT506 Fluency and Voice CO SLT508 Diversity in Communication CO
SLT507 Motor Speech for Children and Adults CO SLT510 Working with School Aged Children and Special Needs  
SLT602 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 2 (WIL) (includes external placement) CO SLT603 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 3 (WIL) (includes external placement) CO

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE= Specialist Elective 

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
  CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
  CO HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
  CO HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO
Year 2
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives (External only) CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health (External only) CO
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
Year 3
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
SLT501 Foundations of Communication Analysis CO SLT504 Early Childhood Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders CO
SLT503 Working as a Speech Pathologist CO SLT505 Acquired Language Disorders CO
SLT509 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology CO SLT601 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 1 (WIL) (includes intensive and external placement) CO
Year 4
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health CO SLT506 Fluency and Voice CO
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO SLT507 Motor Speech for Children and Adults CO
SLT502 Principles of Dysphagia CO SLT512 Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health Perspectives  
SLT511 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Language Development and Use CO SLT602 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 2 (WIL) (includes external placement) CO
Year 4
PHM526 Research Design CO    
SLT508 Diversity in Communication CO    
SLT510 Working with School Aged Children and Special Needs CO    
SLT603 Speech Pathology in Professional Practice 3 (WIL) (includes external placement) CO    

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

Semester 2 applications closing soon.

 

 

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UAC

UAC undergraduate applications for Semester 2 are now closed. SATAC applications are still open for all states.

 

 

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

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International students

How to apply direct to CDU

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You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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