UQ Speech Pathology experts for National Stroke Week
National Stroke Week began Monday, Sept. 8 and to acknowledge this important week, the University of Queensland is having two of its leading speech pathology experts available to speak to media.
Professor Linda Worrall and Associate Professor David Copland from the UQ Speech Pathology School are internationally recognised for their research into aphasia—language difficulties experienced post stroke.
Stroke is Australia’s second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and a leading cause of disability.
Professor Linda Worrall: Professor Worrall has been co-director of the Communication Disability Centre since 1997. She has a particular interest in aphasia rehabilitation and has led the National Health and Medical Research Council funded Australia-wide Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation since 2009. She is one of the world’s leading experts in aphasia.
Associate Professor David Copland: Associate Professor Copland is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow conducting research in the areas of language neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and neuroimaging of normal and disordered language. He is chair of the Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee of the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is a group leader at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research where he leads the Language Neuroscience Laboratory.
UQ Speech Pathology
The Master of Speech Pathology Studies at UQ is an accelerated program for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree. This program is 2.5 years in length and will prepare graduates for a career in speech pathology across any of the diverse areas in which speech pathologists practice, such as education, health or private practice.
Program: Master of Speech Pathology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2015
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: TBC. Contact Sarah Bridson for more information about the 2015 intake and to apply!