Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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, implement and report on 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.


Details of honours research topics for which supervision is available will be advised at the commencement of the Research Component.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed knowledge

SPTH4210 Research Review is assumed knowledge for SPTH4440.

Students undertaking SPTH4440 must meet the eligibility requirements of the embedded honours structure.

Assessment items

Thesis: Thesis (100%)

Presentation: Ethics clearance and Presentation (ungraded)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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