|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|
|Campus Location:||Parkville (downtown Melbourne)|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$82,394 AUD (2014 fee $40,192 AUD; estimated, over two 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.
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.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.
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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 for the February 2014 intake: Sept. 30, 2013, with selection rounds beginning after the closing date.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston