This course prepares students for entry into professional speech pathology practice. Speech pathologists assess and treat adults and children exhibiting acquired or congenital disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language and swallowing and multimodal communication. The course aims to educate students to become knowledgeable, skilled, empathetic, ethical and innovative professionals. The course contains industry-specific and inter-professional units of study. A mix of theory units are combined with simulated learning and clinical practicum opportunities. Students have access to modern laboratories and clinical learning spaces. Embedded throughout the course are principals of critical thinking, evidence-based practice and cultural competency. Teaching facilities include computer-assisted technologies and simulation and clinical laboratories. Students complete approximately 1000 hours of professional placement in various settings. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Southern Cross University.