This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY (HONOURS)

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014*

4/95.75

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

727002 - B Speech Pathology (Hons)
727002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 7506

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001965E

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7; speaking 8. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 30720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Why study the Bachelor of Speech Pathology?

Speech pathologists assess and treat disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and fluency.

Clients include children who fail to develop normal communication and people who acquire communication problems as a result of disease or injury such as stroke. A person's ability to communicate may also be impaired because of disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, intellectual disability, stuttering, malfunction of the speech or respiratory organs, or emotional disturbances. In addition, speech pathologists work with clients who have feeding or swallowing problems.

Speech pathology is closely associated with medicine, education and rehabilitation.

What you can study

The first two years of the program focus on basic studies in anatomy, linguistics, physiology, psychology, medical specialties and statistics. In first year, an emphasis on normal communication forms the reference point for second-year studies in the description and analysis of communication disorders. Students explore the areas of voice, fluency, hearing, speech, language and oral functioning.

Third and fourth years are case/problem-based and integrate understanding of communication disorders with the assessment and management of clients.

Academic studies are complemented by supervised clinical practice in a wide variety of settings.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Placement courses

Block clinical placements occur in the third and fourth years of the undergraduate program. These placements are of six weeks duration and are conducted on a full-time basis. Students are placed in clinics according to previous clinical experiences. Some students may be required to take up clinical placements outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and are expected to fund these placements independently. A range of locations for placements is utilised depending on availability, and allocation of students to these placements will be as equitable as possible. Students will only be placed within Queensland. It may be possible to arrange accommodation at local nursing quarters for a minimal cost. Overseas placements are not available.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing clinical placements in second year. For information on obtaining a Blue Card, contact the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Students are required to complete a prescribed schedule of immunisations and to hold a current first aid and CPR certificate.

Research component

In years three and four all students learn statistics and research techniques but those enrolled in honours undertake different courses to those taken by pass degree students.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 3 and 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
4/95.75

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
727002 - B Speech Pathology (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note: this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. IELTS minimum of 8 in the speaking band and 7 in all other bands is required.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including hepatitis B before the commencement of study.

A Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of clinical practice.

Further details of these requirements will be provided with offer material.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001965E

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7; speaking 8. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 7506

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 30720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Careers

Graduates work in many different settings including:

  • General, paediatric and geriatric hospitals;
  • Community health centres and agencies;
  • Rehabilitation units;
  • Preschools, kindergartens and childcare programs;
  • Centres for the hearing impaired and intellectually disabled;
  • Private practice;
  • Industrial and government institutions.

    To find out more about where a career in Speech Pathology can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.

Accreditation body

  • Speech Pathology Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology

To complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from Part A of the BSpPath List. For honours, a student is required to obtain #64 taking a modified program as listed in Part B of the BSpPath List. Refer to BSpPath rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology