Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice – MSLTPrac

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for any Bachelors or Masters degree of this University other than a degree specialising in speech language therapy, or gained an equivalent qualification, provided that Senate or its representative is satisfied that the prior degree or other equivalent qualification is indicative of the ability to undertake advanced study in Speech Language Therapy Practice

and

b passed at least 75 points at Stage III or 700 level in approved subject areas (Education, Psychology, Linguistics, Health Sciences) and achieved in these an average grade of B– or higher.

2 On the recommendation of the Dean of Science, Senate or its representative may require a student with insufficient background in Psychology and Education to take additional courses as a condition of enrolment for Part I of this degree, as under Regulation 7c below.

3 Admission to the programme is at the discretion of Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Director of the programme.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

5 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 280 points.

Structure and Content

6 Taught Masters

A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses to the value of 240 points from Parts I and II as listed in the Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice Schedule.

7 a A student may not enrol for Part II until Part I has been completed, unless special approval is given by the Dean of Science or representative.

b A student who has previously passed courses from another programme that are substantially similar to any one of the courses required under Regulation 6 above may, with the approval of the Dean of Science or representative, be required to take alternative 700 level courses from the subject Speech Science or other approved 700 level courses.

c Where a student is required to take additional courses as a condition of enrolment for Part I, under Regulation 2 above, those courses:

(i) are to be taken for Certificates of Proficiency

and

(ii) are to be passed within 12 months of initial enrolment for this degree.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practical and Clinical Requirements

9 A student is required to pass the clinical and practical requirements of the Speech Language Therapy Practice courses to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Termination of Enrolment

11 a If the behaviour of a student in a clinical environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes, clinics and any teaching placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 11a may appeal that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Honours

12 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2002 regulations for the Degree of Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice were thereby repealed.

Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac) Schedule

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part I: 120 points: SPCHSCI 711–724

Part II: 120 points: SPCHSCI 733, 734, 736, 743, 744, 746, 790 Research Project

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