About Speech Pathology and Audiology

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology is one of the sciences of human communication, primarily focussing on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of people having difficulty with communicating effectively or swallowing safely.

Problems may occur with speech, language, literacy, voice, fluency and swallowing for a wide range of reasons. Speech pathologists treat people of all ages who may have been affected by surgery, brain damage from an accident or stroke, or disease of the nervous system, as well as those who have difficulty acquiring normal speech, language or literacy.

Speech Pathology at Flinders University is the only speech pathology program being offered in South Australia.


Master of Audiology

The Master of Audiology course at Flinders University is a highly integrated two year full time course based on an innovative problem-based learning (PBL) teaching and learning method. It is the only problem-based learning program in audiology in Australia.

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive academic and clinical education in Audiology, sufficient to meet the membership requirements of the Audiological Society of Australia on graduation. It offers opportunities for supervised clinical learning in a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological facilities, both in South Australia and interstate. Students are placed in primary health care, hospitals and private clinics. Opportunities for block placements are available throughout the country in the second year of the course. 


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