Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Help others find their voice. Our ability to communicate clearly and enjoy food or drink are things we can take for granted. But people of all ages can experience difficulties with these seemingly simple tasks, and the effects can be devastating. Speech pathologists don't just help correct these issues, they improve quality of life. Launch your career in this rewarding field of health with La Trobe's Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). You'll develop an understanding of the anatomy behind speech and swallowing impairments and provide therapeutic treatment and management options. Build hands-on skills with approximately 1,000 hours of placement on-campus and in clinics across Victoria. You'll also learn how to improve speech pathology services and policies by tackling a fourth-year industry project or research thesis.
480 credit points
- Therapeutic intervention and management - Design and manage the best course of treatment for patients with communication and swallowing impairments.
- Anatomy and neurophysiology - Gain an understanding of the functional anatomy and neurophysiology relevant to communication and swallowing and their role in impairment
- The science of speech and hearing - Discover the latest techniques for investigating sound, speech and hearing, including the analysis of sound waves and speech, and the psychology of sound perception.
Standard entry requirements
VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health and Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
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