UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Expected February 2023
University of Auckland
The Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice programme provides you with a clinical qualification in speech and language therapy. The course is comprised of both academic studies and time spent working in health, education and special school settings.
Are you a graduate from a related field such as psychology, linguistics, health sciences or education? The MSLTPrac is a New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association accredited qualification. It is designed to provide you with the necessary specialist skills and experience to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas.
You will study a range of subject areas including anatomy, physiology, linguistics and acoustics, and learn to apply theory to clinical practice. Students learn to use a range of approaches and technologies to assess, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders.
The MSLTPrac degree is a 240-point taught masters that includes a research dissertation. It is a competitive possible programme that involves two years of full-time study following a fixed programme of courses. Students move together as a cohort from year 1 to year 2.
SPCHSCI 711: Introduction to Communication in Children and Adults
SPCHSCI 712: Linguistics for Speech Language Therapy
SPCHSCI 713: Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language Therapy
SPCHSCI 714: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 1
SPCHSCI 721: Dysphagia (e-learning)
SPCHSCI 722: Communication Difficulties in Children
SPCHSCI 723: Communication Disorders in Adults
SPCHSCI 724: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 2
SPCHSCI 733: Audiology for Speech Language Therapy
SPCHSCI 734: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 3
SPCHSCI 736: Topics in Communication Disorders in Adults
SPCHSCI 743: Advanced Study of Speech and Language Therapy in Children
SPCHSCI 744: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 4
SPCHSCI 746: Voice and Fluency
SPCHSCI 790A/B: Speech Language Therapy Dissertation
Where could this programme take you?
There are excellent work opportunities for qualified speech-language therapists both within New Zealand and internationally. Speech-language therapists are involved in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders with people of all ages, and work in a range of settings, including hospitals, schools, community rehabilitation facilities, special schools and in early intervention teams.
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Further study options
While Semester One starts on 28 February 2022, classes for this programme begin on 14 February 2022.