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Bring the gifts of communication and swallowing to the community
A speech pathologist is a professional trained to identify, assess and rehabilitate children and adults with communication disorders in areas such as speech, voice, language, swallowing and fluency. Griffith’s Master of Speech Pathology is a two year full time program offered at our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. It encourages personal and professional development through:
- a problem-based learning curriculum
- active learning in small groups
- clinical placements from the outset that integrate theory and practice
This program will also develop your research literacy and skills, enhancing your ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, and ensuring you have the skills to provide quality services throughout your professional life.
Study speech pathology at Griffith
Help others in a crucial, growing field of medicine
Communication and swallowing is a fundamental part of human life, and difficulties can have enormous ramifications. Studying speech pathology at Griffith, you’ll learn to diagnose, develop strategies and treat people of all ages in a range of different contexts.
Our degree is extremely hands-on, designed to provide the comprehensive education you’ll need to work as an effective, empathetic speech pathologist in Australia and other countries.
Clinical placements are instrumental and commence from the start of the degree – so you develop your professional identity and apply what you’re learning at university to the clinical setting.
At Griffith we collaborate with a wide range of service providers in South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales to ensure our students receive the best clinical placement opportunities. These are through our partnerships with a broad range of government and non-government agencies across health, education, disability, and aged care. We also conduct on-site internal speech pathology clinics in the Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus.
Although there are no prerequisites to enter our program, the Master of Speech Pathology will appeal to people with an interest and/or background in:
- Health science
- Human services
- Medical science
- Public health
The Master of Speech Pathology program is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia.
Our world-class facilities and research provide an edge
The $150 million Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus operates over the road from the 750-bed Gold Coast University Hospital and a new 250-bed private hospital. It's a unique environment in which to gain unrivalled clinical experiences. Our industry-leading research in many areas of medical science informs our degree content, helping to produce forward-thinking graduates ready to make their mark in a healthcare career.
Producing highly employable graduates
Griffith graduates have enjoyed strong success, including being offered new graduate positions in Queensland Health and the Department of education and Training
“These positions are highly competitive and much sought after by graduating students from all speech pathology programs,” said discipline lead, Professor Elizabeth Cardell.
You'll be eligible to apply for membership of Speech Pathology Australia and work as a fully accredited speech pathologist.
Career opportunities exist in a variety of areas including:
- Community health centres
- Rehabilitation centres
- Schools (kindergarten to high school)
- Nursing homes
- Disability services
- Private practice
Career paths are also available in academia, research and management.
April 18, 2018
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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June
Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.
Tuesday 1 May — Tuesday 1 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore
Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May
Gold Coast Careers Festival
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May
VCE and Careers Expo - Melbourne
Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Wednesday 9 May — Wednesday 9 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville
Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM . Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future. Find out more
Thursday 10 May — Thursday 10 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns
Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May
Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Monday 14 May
Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus
What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.
Tuesday 15 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba
Tuesday 15 May
Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus
If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more
Tuesday 15 May
Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus
Thursday 17 May
Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus
Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May
Tuesday 22 May
Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus
Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university. Find out more
Thursday 24 May
Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus
Tuesday 29 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay
Wednesday 30 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton
Tuesday 19 June
Discover Griffith - Nathan campus
Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.
Thursday 21 June
Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus
Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.
Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October
Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.
Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July
TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Tuesday 24 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Monday 6 August
Townsville Careers Expo
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Sunday 12 August
OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses
Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more
Monday 17 September — Friday 28 September