Master of Speech Language Pathology

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

Speech Language Pathology

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Students complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) 96 credit points of core units of study taken in the sequence listed below
The course is:
(a) full-time over 4 semesters study;
(b) part-time over 8 semesters study.

Part-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
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 2 - Core
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

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
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 2 - Core
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 CSCD5070 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 and CSCD5061 and CSCD5062 and CSCD5063
C CSCD5065 and CSCD5064 and CSCD5066


This unit is a perquisite for CSCD5070 Clinic Practice 3 Students must a current CPR certificate before enrolling in this unit. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course, as per https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks.shtml. 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

Year 3

Semester 1 - Core
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 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5067
Semester 1
Semester 2 - Core
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
Semester 2
CSCD5070
Clinical Practice 3
6    P CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5066 or CSCD5067
N CSCD5031

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
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
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Year 4

Semester 1 - Core
CSCD5071
Interdisciplinary Practice: Complex Cases
6    P CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075


For full-time students this unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 2 Early. For part-time students the unit is taught in an intensive block in Semester 1. Each week you will attend 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials for 4 weeks. In addition, there will be two 1-day workshop style events requiring in-person attendance and participation.
Semester 1
Session 2 Early Census
CSCD5073
Clinical Practice 4 - Child
6    P CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive February, Semester 1a, Semester 1b
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 - Core
CSCD5074
SLP Clinical Research and Leadership
6    A None
P CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5070 or CSCD5075
Session 2 Early Census
CSCD5072
Clinical Practice 4 - Adult
6    P CSCD5068 or CSCD5069 or CSCD5075 or CSCD5070

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive February, Semester 1a, Semester 1b
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. This unit of study is typically completed before or after a companion clinical unit (CSCD5072). Students who fail to achieve a pass grade in the first scheduled unit (either CSCD5072 or CSCD5073) will be required to meet with a Work Integrated Learning academic to discuss their clinical progression before commencing their second clinical unit.
Intensive February
Intensive November
Intensive September
Semester 1a
Semester 1b