Speech Pathology

We have internationally reputed and published academic staff who are actively researching in a range of specialist areas in communication sciences and disorders. This provides students with the distinct benefit of studying with experts in the field.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is also home to the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. Researchers from the Centre contribute significantly to the course, and students have access to the on-site teaching clinic which services the community and gives candidates the opportunity for hands-on experience.

Career Overview

Speech pathologists work with children and adults with communication difficulties caused by congenital or developmental problems, illness, and emotional or physical trauma. These difficulties include multiple problems with speaking, understanding what people say, reading, writing, voice problems and stuttering. Speech pathologists also work with children and adults who have swallowing difficulties or need alternative, non-verbal ways to communicate. Their workplaces are diverse, and include hospitals, schools, health centres, and universities, to name a few.

Featured Expert

Dr Patricia McCabe course director of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) won the Vice-Chancellor's award for Outstanding Teaching 2012.

Stuttering Research

The Faculty is home to the renowned Australian Stuttering Research Centre which has been responsible for many breakthroughs in stuttering treatment.