Master of Rehabilitation in Speech Pathology




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
JCU is Master of Rehabilitation majoring in Speech Pathology is new for 2016. There are a variety of subjects designed specifically to support generalist clinicians wishing to up-skill. The Master of Rehabilitation features a research stream as a pathway to a PhD.
The subject majors for the Master of Rehabilitation allow the opportunity to up skill and update your clinical practice across a range of different rehabilitation areas. A wide selection of subjects is available and several of these subjects will address rural and remote practice. This program can help assist you achieve tangible outcomes to implement in your clinical setting. The Master of Rehabilitation can be completed with a coursework stream or a research stream depending on your preference. The course is offered externally (online), with limited attendance on campus for intensive residential weeks, which will address healthcare via face-to-face teaching and work-integrated learning within the clinical environment.
Subjects include:
Advanced Practice in Adult Speech Pathology
Advanced Practice in Paediatric Speech Pathology
Advanced Practice in Dysphagia.
Our students develop high-level skills and knowledge, with the option of a coursework or a coursework/research stream. There are a variety of subjects designed specifically to support generalist clinicians wishing to up-skill. The coursework/research stream has the added advantage of allowing a pathway into a PhD.
Career opportunities
A Master is degree demonstrates that you have analytical and research skills combined with practical knowledge and hands-on experience. You will be equipped to work in traditional healthcare settings and private practice, and additionally be able to apply for work in specialist speech pathology and rehabilitation centers, consultation services, development and research. James Cook University Healthcare courses also contain a unique focus on rural, remote and regional community and Indigenous health.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Rehabilitation coursework degree graduates will be able to:
Apply and adapt an advanced and integrated body of theoretical knowledge, skills and technical competencies across diverse contexts as a health professional
Design assessment, management and evaluation plans across the lifespan, for culturally and demographically diverse peoples, especially in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
Retrieve, critically evaluate, synthesise and apply established and evolving evidence in order to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice
Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, therapy concepts, treatment options and professional decisions to specialist and non‐specialist audiences using advanced oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills
Demonstrate high-level responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes
Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to design, analyse and ethically implement research and critically reflect on implications of findings for clinical practice.


Which department am I in? Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate Bachelor degree. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification in one of these professions.
Note: Completion of the Master of Rehabilitation will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.
Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 577 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 72.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from INTO USA

Online/Distance (1.5 years full-time)

A$34,500.00 (US$ 26,986) per year

19 February 2018

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