Master of Speech Language Pathology

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Credit points for award: 96
On-campus: full-time, 4 semesters; part-time, 8 semesters

Full-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1
CSCD5060
Language 1: Developmental Disorder
6    A An understanding of basic linguistics including traditional grammatical analysis. Summer School Linguistics and Phonetics, or their equivalents.


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2, CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language and CSCD50XX Functional Communication in Disability
Semester 1
CSCD5061
Speech 1: Phonological Impairment
6    A Phonemic transcription of Australian English; and, normal head and neck anatomy
N CSCD5020


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Semester 1
CSCD5062
Voice and Resonance Impairment
6    A Normal head and neck anatomy, and neurology of the speech system including the nervous system and motor control


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Semester 1
CSCD5063
Clinical Practice 1
6    A Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function.
C CSCD5060 and CSCD5061


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2. Students must hold a current CPR certificate and clinical compliance requirements before they can attending their school assessments. Students must have commenced all of the relevant pre-placement clinical compliance requirements prior to commencing this unit. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5064
Language 2: Literacy and Language
6    P CSCD5060


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD50XX Language 3 - Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
Semester 2
CSCD5065
Speech 2: Stuttering and Motor Speech
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control
P CSCD5061


This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Semester 2
CSCD5066
Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control


This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Semester 2
CSCD5067
Clinical Practice 2
6    A Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function.
P CSCD5060, CSCD5061, CSCD5062, CSCD5063
C CSCD5065, CSCD5064, CSCD5066


This unit is a perquisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3 Students must hold the following prior to enrolling in this unit of study. 1. A current CPR certificate 2. A current certificate following a National Police Check 3. Be fully verified by NSW Health compliance checking and produce supporting documentation as required on placement as per http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/enrolment/course_check.shtml 4. Comply with the current Working with Children requirements Student attendance at clinic orientation prior to the placement commencing is also compulsory. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
CSCD5068
Audiology and Aural Habilitation
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the auditory system


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child.
Semester 1
CSCD5069
Functional Communication in Disabililty
6    P CSCD5064, CSCD5065, CSCD5067
Semester 1
CSCD5070
Clinical Practice 3
6    P CSCD5064, CSCD5065, CSCD5066, CSCD5067
N CSCD5031

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16
Intensive January
Semester 2
CSCD5075
Language 3 Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
6    A Brain anatomy, neurology, and physiology


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex cases CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4- Adult CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4- Child
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5071
Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5070, CSCD5075
Session 2 Early Census
CSCD5072
Clinical Practice 4 - Adult
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5075, CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Intensive February
Intensive November
Intensive September
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
CSCD5073
Clinical Practice 4 - Child
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5075, CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Intensive November
Intensive September
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
CSCD5074
SLP Clinical Research and Leadership
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5070, CSCD5075
Session 2 Early Census
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Part-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1
CSCD5060
Language 1: Developmental Disorder
6    A An understanding of basic linguistics including traditional grammatical analysis. Summer School Linguistics and Phonetics, or their equivalents.


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2, CSCD5064 Language 2: Literacy and Language and CSCD50XX Functional Communication in Disability
Semester 1
CSCD5062
Voice and Resonance Impairment
6    A Normal head and neck anatomy, and neurology of the speech system including the nervous system and motor control


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5064
Language 2: Literacy and Language
6    P CSCD5060


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD50XX Language 3 - Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
Semester 2
CSCD5066
Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control


This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
CSCD5061
Speech 1: Phonological Impairment
6    A Phonemic transcription of Australian English; and, normal head and neck anatomy
N CSCD5020


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2
Semester 1
CSCD5063
Clinical Practice 1
6    A Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function.
C CSCD5060 and CSCD5061


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5067 Clinical Practice 2. Students must hold a current CPR certificate and clinical compliance requirements before they can attending their school assessments. Students must have commenced all of the relevant pre-placement clinical compliance requirements prior to commencing this unit. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5065
Speech 2: Stuttering and Motor Speech
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control
P CSCD5061


This unit is a pre-requisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3
Semester 2
CSCD5067
Clinical Practice 2
6    A Demonstrated ability in analysing English grammar and transcription of Australian English (linguistics and phonology). Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech including knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function.
P CSCD5060, CSCD5061, CSCD5062, CSCD5063
C CSCD5065, CSCD5064, CSCD5066


This unit is a perquisite for CSCD50XX Clinic Practice 3 Students must hold the following prior to enrolling in this unit of study. 1. A current CPR certificate 2. A current certificate following a National Police Check 3. Be fully verified by NSW Health compliance checking and produce supporting documentation as required on placement as per http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/enrolment/course_check.shtml 4. Comply with the current Working with Children requirements Student attendance at clinic orientation prior to the placement commencing is also compulsory. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
CSCD5075
Language 3 Aphasia and Cognitive Impairment
6    A Brain anatomy, neurology, and physiology


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex cases CSCD5074 SLP Clinical Research and Leadership CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4- Adult CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4- Child
Semester 1
CSCD5069
Functional Communication in Disabililty
6    P CSCD5064, CSCD5065, CSCD5067
Semester 1
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5068
Audiology and Aural Habilitation
6    A Anatomy and neurology of the auditory system


This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child.
Semester 1
CSCD5070
Clinical Practice 3
6    P CSCD5064, CSCD5065, CSCD5066, CSCD5067
N CSCD5031

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5071 Interdisciplinary Practice-Complex Cases, CSCD5074 Clinical Research and Leadership, CSCD5072 Clinical Practice 4 Adult and CSCD5073 Clinical Practice 4 Child. Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16
Intensive January
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS

Year 4

Semester 1
CSCD5071
Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5070, CSCD5075
Session 2 Early Census
CSCD5073
Clinical Practice 4 - Child
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5075, CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Intensive November
Intensive September
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
CSCD5074
SLP Clinical Research and Leadership
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5070, CSCD5075
Session 2 Early Census
CSCD5072
Clinical Practice 4 - Adult
6    P CSCD5068, CSCD5069, CSCD5075, CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director, before commencing this unit, if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16.
Intensive February
Intensive November
Intensive September
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 12 CREDIT POINTS