Speech Pathology Honours Thesis

Course code SPTH4440Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

SPTH4210 and SPTH4440 together form the Research Component required for the awarding of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree with graded honours. Entry into SPTH4440 is competitive based on academic performance. SPTH4440 involves the development and conduct of a major research project. This research is carried out under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the discipline of speech pathology.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Independently interpret and critique, at an advanced level, theoretical and empirical research literature with regard to theoretical validity, clinical relevance and methodology.
2. Develop and implement a research project which is theoretically and methodologically sound to address a relevant issue or specific question, with supervision.
3. Demonstrate the awareness and ability to manage ethical issues in the research context.
4. Present information in a manner consistent with scientific and professional requirements.
ContentDetails of honours research topics for which supervision is available will be advised at the commencement of the Research Component.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces SPTH4220
TransitionStudents entering the Bachelor of Speech Pathology prior to 2006, who meet the requirements for Honours entry specified prior to 2006, have the option of doing SPTH4220 (10 units) OR SPTH4440(20 units).
Student entering the Bachelor of Speech Pathology after 2005 who are accepted into the Honours program must do SPTH4440.
Students taking SPTH4440 CANNOT have already complete SPTH4220.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH4210 Research Review is assumed knowledge for SPTH4440.
Students undertaking SPTH4440 must meet the eligibility requirements of the 'embedded+honours' structure.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudent Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Ethics Clearance: Clearance from ethics committee(s) must be obtained prior to the commencement of data collection, as appropriate.
Other: (please specify)Presentation: Students will present a conference-style paper summarising their research at an appropriate forum (e.g. a student presentation or professional development forum).
Other: (please specify)Written research report of approx 7000 words. The final report will be submitted on completion of SPTH4440. Examination and grading will be conducted in line with 'embedded honours' procedures.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for SPTH4440