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Department of Linguistics

Communication Disorders

No New Admissions after Semester 1 2011

This course has been developed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to pursue an interest in communication disorders. It caters for speech pathologists and allied professionals (e.g., special educators, psychologists) wishing to upgrade their qualifications to Masters level and to specialise in areas of interest. Focus areas include developmental language disorders, reading development and disorders, psycholinguistic approaches to the study of aphasia, discourse analysis, language and cognition, and bilingualism. The focus is on exploring theories and research relevant to assessment and intervention.

Located in the Department of Linguistics within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Master of Communication Disorders provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of language and communication disorders.

Teaching staff includes internationally recognised researchers in the fields of speech pathology, psychology, and theoretical and applied linguistics. As part of the Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre students will not only have access to extensive laboratory facilities, but also to a range of experts in the field of language and communication disorders both as course convenors and research supervisors. On-campus students will be in close contact with other postgraduate students training as applied linguists, TESOL specialists, speech pathologists, audiologists and interpreters.

Mode of Study

The course is available on a full-time or part-time basis, and is available entirely (or partly) in distance (off-campus) mode, thus offering students maximum flexibility.

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