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Graduate-entry, Professional Audiology Programs in Australia

  • Graduate-entry, Professional Speech Pathology Programs in Australia
  • Macquarie University School of Clinical Audiology
  • University of Melbourne School of Clinical Audiology
  • University of Queensland School of Audiology

University of Melbourne School of Clinical Audiology

Program Overview - Master of Clinical Audiology

Click here to apply to the Melbourne Clinical Audiology Program
University and Faculty: University of Melbourne
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Department of Otolaryngology
Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 4 million
Student Population: 47,000
Campus Location: Parkville (downtown Melbourne)
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Intake: February 2015
Est. Total Tuition: $85,760 AUD (2015 fees $41,824 AUD; estimated, over 2 years)

The Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne offers access to the necessary qualifications of the profession that have been mandatory to practice audiology in Australia in 1998 and since 1992 in Canada. The Master of Clinical Audiology focuses on developing professional skills through a large program component of comprehensive clinical training. Clinical skills are supplemented by coursework and lectures that introduce students to graduate-level research methods, while maintaining a strong level of scientific acumen expected of students in the health sciences at the University of Melbourne.

The program enables individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in a related field to qualify as audiology professionals in two years and obtain a master's degree. The Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne is accredited by the Audiological Society of Australia, and graduates are eligible for full membership in the organization.

Graduates of the University of Melbourne's Master of Clinical Audiology are capable of performing diagnostic procedures and designing rehabilitation programs for disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems, as well as working closely with other health care professionals such as otologists. As well, students with an inclination for clinical research may be asked to consider returning to the University of Melbourne as PhD candidates.

 

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Upon graduation, you are eligible to apply to become an audiologist in Canada. For a detailed overview of the certification process, please review the website of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA): http://www.caslpa.ca

It is imperative that you understand the requirements and procedures associated with entering the audiology profession in Canada. It is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements to become a member of the regulatory body in your province, if necessary. Currently in Canada, only seven provinces require mandatory registration with a regulatory body.

 

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Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply to the University of Melbourne's Master of Clinical Audiology program, you must have completed an u ndergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedicine, or other health-related degree). Applicants with degrees in related areas will be considered on an individual basis; some bridging coursework may be required. Along with a personal statement, both university and high school transcripts are mandatory.

Reference letters are not required, although many applicants include them, with the aim of demonstrating relevant work or clinical experiences.

Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program at the University of Melbourne.

 

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Sarah Bridson

 
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