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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent having achieved at least a B grade average; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) or equivalent having achieved at least a B grade average.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as specified in the Schedule to the qualification.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

5. For progression to Part Two in the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy, candidates must have achieved a B grade average in the Part One courses.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Speech and Language Therapy may be awarded with a class of Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy or the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Speech and Language Therapy

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

271.710 Evidenced-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

271.712 Theoretical Issues in Speech and Language Therapy 30 credits

Elective courses (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168.810, 168.710

267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education 15 credits

267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies 15 credits
R 267.790

267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780

267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits
R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788

Part Two (120 credits from)

271.808 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

271.809 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 271.808

271.810 Thesis 120 credits
R 186.810

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