Griffith Speech Pathology School proud of its graduates
The Griffith Speech Pathology department is delighted following the amazing success of five of its graduating students who are set to take on jobs with Queensland Health.
The Master of Speech Pathology program at Griffith is relatively new, having launched in 2012, and now its second student cohort is about to graduate.
“We had great success last year in the Queensland Health new graduate position round. Out of six speech pathology positions, our students gained three of these, which delighted us as a new program,” says discipline head Associate Professor Elizabeth Cardell from the Griffith Health Institute.
These positions are highly competitive and much sought after by graduating students from all speech pathology programs.
This year, five new graduate positions were offered including Gold Coast University Hospital, the Gold Coast Child Development and Behaviour Service, Logan Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
High quality, work-ready graduates
“We are thrilled that this year, our students were successful in being offered all five positions. It also shows that our program is achieving its aims in in providing high quality, work-ready graduates for the speech pathology sector.”
Second year Master of Speech Pathology student Jodie Connolly is set to begin a one-year full time position at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane early next year.
“It was a tough interview process but I am so thrilled to have got a position in the Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Unit at the hospital,” says Jodie. “I am not sure exactly what all my responsibilities will entail yet but I will be assisting people with brain injuries with their swallowing and communication difficulties.”
She says the Griffith University program has been very beneficial in providing a framework for real life work.
“We were provided with a high level of clinical and theory work, as well as diverse previous placement opportunities, so this next step will really be an extension of that,” she says.
Master of Speech Pathology at Griffith
The Master of Speech Pathology program will foster research literacy, enhancing the student’s ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, and ensuring students have the skills to provide quality services throughout their professional lives.
Program: Master of Speech Pathology
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2015
To be eligible to apply to the Master of Speech Pathology, applicants must have
- completed an undergraduate degree (not in speech pathology) with a minimum GPA of 5.0. While there are no prerequisite study areas for admission, desirable areas include psychology, health science, public health, medical science, human services, education, and linguistics; and
- a satisfactory performance in an interview with the Program Convenor.
As the number of applicants may exceed the places available, selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) interview.