The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is home to experienced lecturers, researchers and clinical educators. Our speech pathology researchers are some of the best in the world, specialising in areas including aphasia and paediatric communication
In your final year you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement in Vietnam or Timor Leste. The international placement will allow you to experience health services outside of Australia while under the supervision of clinical educators.
UQ has its own Speech Pathology Clinic where you will develop your professional competency during your studies. The clinic is open to the public and helps children and adults with various communication difficulties, including delayed speech development, stuttering, and language difficulties following stroke.
UQ has offered speech pathology programs since 1962 and we're leaders in teaching and research. Our researchers also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means your curriculum is informed by the very best research.
There are many career options in Australia and internationally for Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) graduates, including work in:
"My experience in the simulation clinic during my studies involved a variety of areas of speech pathology, including swallow assessments and language therapy for patients with aphasia. Knowing that we're in safe hands with this simulated program is something that gives us all confidence." Greg Chiapello, BSpPath (Hons) student
"By far my favourite and most valuable experience at UQ was my placement in Vietnam. I was able to travel through a new country and make incredible friends all while developing my own professional skills and making a difference in a community." Rachel Lucas , BSpPath (Hons) graduate
Within UQ, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is ranked number one in overall student satisfaction and is in equal first place for the greatest number of staff teaching and learning awards, citations, grants and fellowships.
Develop hands-on skills through supervised clinical placements in a variety of community and healthcare settings in metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Queensland.
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Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
The courses offered in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:
Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.
Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements during years three and four.
Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.
All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.
Concurrent diplomas are available in:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
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