Speech and Hearing at Macquarie University

Speech and Hearing at Macquarie University Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences Master of Clinical Audiology Master of Speech and Language Patholog...
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Speech and Hearing at Macquarie University Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences Master of Clinical Audiology Master of Speech and Language Pathology

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++ Specialised degrees Focus on your area of speciality through our professionally accredited programs (See Course Programs, pages 4-5). You will develop job-ready skills and critical, solution-based thinking that employers are looking for.

++ Learn from leading professionals

You will benefit from the expertise of our teachers, many of whom are internationally recognised researchers.

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++ Be part of innovative research Macquarie University is positioned to be the focal point of speech and hearing research into the future, with well-funded groundbreaking research concentrated in our research centres.

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Why study speech and hearing at Macquarie University? ++ State-of-the-art facilities Benefit from purpose-built clinical facilities and excellent laboratory facilities for speech research. Macquarie is the first university in Australia to have a private hospital on campus.

++ Connections to industry You’ll be networked through Macquarie’s partnerships with the private sector, medical institutions, community organisations and government departments.

Find out more about our on-campus speech pathology and audiology clinics on Page 7.

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Postgraduate

Career

Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Master of Clinical Audiology

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Professional accreditation with Audiology Australia

Professional accreditation with Speech Pathology Australia

Audiologist

Speech Pathologist

Katy Patterson | C a n a d a Master of Speech and Language Pathology “My degree includes extensive practical experience. I have clinic one day per week during semester, and in each break we have practical blocks. In our practicals we shadow a clinical educator, we see our own clients - it’s really hands-on. The practical definitely helps bring the theory together because we can apply it to reality.”

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Moalosi Mmapetla | B ot s wa n a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences “The interaction we have with our lecturers and tutors is amazing. They encourage us to ask questions, which makes the learning environment really interactive. They have been so supportive and it’s obvious they are passionate about seeing students excel in their studies, as well as in their social wellbeing. Macquarie has become the best university I could ever imagine attending, and I’m planning to do the Master of Clinical Audiology here when I finish my undergraduate degree.”

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Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Key Features

Key Features

The fields of speech and hearing sciences are multi-disciplinary areas of study encompassing a large number of traditional disciplines including Linguistics, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science and Engineering. There are four major areas of study within this program: Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, Cognitive Psychology and Speech Research.

This is a competency-based course that prepares graduates for the profession of Speech Pathology, enabling them to work clinically with individuals with developmental or acquired communication and swallowing disorders. This course enables individuals with previous degrees to qualify as speech pathologists with a Masters degree.

Suitable for

Suitable for

Students who want to gain a tertiary qualification in specific areas of speech and hearing sciences.

Students wanting to become speech pathologists, who have a Bachelors degree in a related field, e.g. psychology, linguistics, medicine and education.

Career Opportunities

Audiology, cognitive psychology, speech and language pathology. Specific further professional qualifications needed to enter clinical practice. Further studies also necessary to improve career opportunities in the expanding fields of speech science reasearch, speech and language technology and forensic phonetics.

The program is accredited by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Graduates of this program will be qualified to practice as Speech Pathologists in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, community health centres and private practice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each section. For other accepted English language qualifications, visit www.international.mq.edu. au/applications/apply/english

Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 from a recognised university. Prerequisite units are required in Linguistics and Psychology. Due to the clinical nature of this program, spaces are limited and entry is competitive. Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place in the program. Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS minimum of 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each section. For other accepted English language qualifications, visit www.international.mq.edu. au/applications/apply/english

2012 ANNUAL FEE

3 years +

AU$28,272

COMMENCEMENT/ AVAILABILITY

Semester One (February) and Semester Two (July)

CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE DEGREE

72 credit points.

CRICOS CODE

027352J

+ Fees listed in this brochure are for units completed in 2012. For units completed in 2013 and 2014, students will pay the fee approved for the 2013 and 2014 academic year respectively. Fees and entry requirements are subject to change. Visit www.international.mq.edu.au/study for latest information.

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Career Opportunities

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

Course Programs

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

DURATION

2 years

2012 ANNUAL FEE +

AU$36,160

COMMENCEMENT/ AVAILABILITY

Semester One (February)

CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE DEGREE

64 credit points.

CRICOS CODE

037303B

Master of Clinical Audiology

Key Features

Graduates will have the skills necessary to join the profession of audiology and practice in a variety of employment settings. Clinical training is provided as a formal part of the program, with cooperation of audiological institutions. The program aims to provide skills in basic and advanced assessment strategies, rehabilitation and habilitation of the hearing impaired, and the non-medical management of hearing impairment and related pathologies. Suitable for

Students who have an undergraduate degree, good communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in a health area will be interested in this program. Career Opportunities

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Graduates are employed in a number of different settings, including private practices, hospitals, hearing and speech clinics, schools, community outreach settings and in industry. There is currently a strong demand for qualified audiologists in Australia and overseas.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor degree with a GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 from a recognised university. Due to the clinical nature of this program, spaces are limited and entry is competitive. Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place in the program. Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS minimum of 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each section. For other accepted English language qualifications, visit www.international.mq.edu.au/applications/ apply/english

DURATION

2 years

2012 ANNUAL FEE +

AU$36,160

COMMENCEMENT/ AVAILABILITY

Semester One (February)

CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE DEGREE

64 credit points.

CRICOS CODE

027373D

Who you will learn from Dr Catherine McMahon Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine McMahon is the Head of Audiology at Macquarie University and the Vice President of Audiology Australia, the peak professional body for audiologists. Catherine is a member and project leader of the Centre for Language Sciences (a Centre of Research Excellence) and a project leader within the HEARing CRC. Her expertise is in the area of evoked potentials and she is also a key researcher in the development of the novel MEG system for cochlear implants in conjunction with the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Cochlear Ltd and CSIRO. Photo: Tomas Webb

Dr Elisabeth Harrison Senior Lecturer Dr Harrison is the Head of the Speech Pathology masters program at Macquarie University and teaches in fluency disorders, research design, and evidence based practice. Her expertise is in the area of stuttering treatment and research. She is a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, and the Centre for Language Sciences at Macquarie University. Photo: Kathryn Curtis

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Speech and Hearing courses at Macquarie are practical and supported by subjects designed to provide you with essential skills and theory relevant to clinical practice in speech and hearing.

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Course Content Our practical speech and audiology subjects include: Human Biology

Theory subjects relevant to the practice of speech and hearing include:

Clinical Linguistic Analysis

Languages and Cultures in Contact

Developmental & Acquired Speech Disorders

Theoretical Bases of Audiology

Adult Hearing Assessment

Speech Physiology

Advanced Hearing Devices

Reading Development and Disorders

Clinical Practicum

Principles of Management of Childhood Deafness

Medical/Surgical Speech Pathology

Supporting these practical subjects are a range of skillsbased subjects: Research Design Skills Objective Assessment Strategies Complex Case Management

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Phonetics and Phonology

For a full description of all units offered in each of the Speech and Hearing programs, visit www.handbook.mq.edu.au

Speech Pathology Clinic

Audiology Clinic

The Macquarie University Speech Clinic provides best-practice clinical services in Speech Pathology. The clinic operates on a client-centred basis, focusing on collaborative goal-setting that involves families, carers, and support persons. Clinical and academic staff, students and clients are involved in the planning and development of services.

The Macquarie University Audiology Clinic provides best-practice clinical services in Audiology. The clinic provides comprehensive audiological services for a wide variety of age groups including diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation programs. Our aim is to provide current intervention programs that include hearing aids, counselling and communication training as required.

Research findings are integrated into clinical practice through collaboration between academics and clinical staff to ensure clients receive the most effective, evidence-based services available. Clients are seen by either Speech Pathologists or student Speech Pathologists under supervision as part of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program.

Research findings are integrated into clinical practice through collaboration between academics and clinical staff to ensure clients receive the most effective, evidence-based services available. Clients are seen by either Audiologists or student Audiologists under supervision as part of the Master of Clinical Audiology program.

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Clinical and research facilities

Hearing Hub Due for completion in 2012, The Australian Hearing Hub will be a world-class facility, purpose-designed to facilitate collaborative research into hearing and related speech and language disorders. It will bring together the expertise of the Federal Government’s Australian Hearing Services, Macquarie University’s own clinical research and training teams, leading private sector organisations and a number of Not-For-Profit organisations focusing on the provision of clinical and related social services for hearing disorders. The Hearing Hub will enhance the teaching and learning opportunities for students in Hearing, Audiology and Language Sciences, and will help Macquarie University achieve status as a true global leader in the research and treatment of hearing and related disorders. Photo: Perumal Pedavol

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About Macquarie University

Campus location and facilities

As a Macquarie student you will join a welcoming community of 35,000 students with 12,000 international students from over 110 countries. Ranked within the top ten universities in Australia (Shanghai Jiaotong University Rankings, 2010), Macquarie University is recognised  for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research and unique green campus environment.

Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus is uniquely located in parklands only 30 minutes drive to Sydney Harbour. On campus you will find extensive facilities, including a new library building, a state-of-the-art Sport and Aquatic Centre, an acclaimed sculpture park, museums and hotels. The Macquarie Centre, a major shopping complex, is on the doorstep of the campus. In 2009, we became the first university in Australia to have its own train station on campus. Bus services have also been revamped, meaning it is now much easier to get to Macquarie than ever before.

Enhance your degree As part of Macquarie’s commitment to internationalisation and innovation, the Global Leadership Program (GLP), run by Macquarie International, allows students to enhance their Macquarie degree and develop their leadership and global skills through studying, volunteering and participating in internships in Australia and overseas.  Macquarie also has one of the most extensive international exchange programs of any Australian university.

Quality student accommodation is available both on- and off-campus.

FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION

FOR POSTGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION

Department of Linguistics

Linguistics Postgraduate Office

Tel: + 61 2 9850 8740 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ling.mq.edu.au/undergraduate

Tel: +61 2 9850 7102 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ling.mq.edu.au/postgraduate

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS Macquarie International Tel: (61 2) 9850 7346 Fax: (61 2) 9850 7733 Email: [email protected] www.international.mq.edu.au

DISCLAIMER: This publication is correct at the time of printing (August 2011). Macquarie University reserves the right to change course details at any time.  Course fees are set on an annual basis and may vary from the fees published here. CRICOS Code: 00002J

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