Macquarie University reviews

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Positives: Very interesting content

Practical lab sessions are very informative and lots of fun

While there is a high workload, the work is satisfying and rewarding

Negatives: Stressful workload occasionally, some practical teachers don’t speak clear English, difficult exams

My advice to future students is: Don’t cut any corners learning fundamental aspects of this course, they’re essential to understand the super complex aspects later down the line

Completing in 2021

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Positives: the tutorials are engaging with good well knowing teachers to always answer your questions
The course content is fairly relative to what you want to be learning and it is set out well to go week by week

Negatives: I suppose there could be more time given for quizzes and assignments and it should be more online off campus accessible

My advice to future students is: go for it if your thinking of staying in the area it’s offered at. Speech pathology is such a good field of study to do

Completing in 2020

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Positives: 1. This course provides a great base for many jobs in health care, including Physiotherapy, psychology and research.
2. The teaching and resources offered throughout this course were extensive and always of high standards.
3. Getting to study a broad range of subjects within healthcare gives you a chance to see which aspects are most fitted to you moving forward with future study.
4. The workload of the course was reasonable.
5. There is room for choice with subjects of your own choosing.

Negatives: 1. The course does not qualify you with anything directly coming out of the course, further study is required.
2. Due to the broad range of subjects, at some points aspects of the course seemed to be irrelevant.
3. You need to ensure you maintain good marks to guarantee post graduate story

My advice to future students is: 1. The course does not qualify you with anything directly coming out of the course, further study is required.
2. Due to the broad range of subjects, at some points aspects of the course seemed to be irrelevant.
3. You need to ensure you maintain good marks to guarantee post graduate story

Completed in 2017

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Positives: It's a nice jumping block to get into a Postgraduate degree. It acts a good pathway helping students decide where they want to go within the human sciences field. For human movement majors physiotherapy looked like the likely postgrad degree option.

Negatives: It did feel that the moment you choose your major that was it in terms of the direction you were going in. They had pretty much chosen for you what job or future you were looking at. Whilst doing this degree I felt quite isolated from help.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you know where you want to go when starting this degree, it is not one that helps push you where you want to go unless it's where they want you to go.

Completed in 2017

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Positive: interesting topics

Negatives: no job prospect

My advice to future students is: Do some research before applying to any course

Completing in 2020

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Positive - really good lecturers and tutors, thorough content
Negative - at Macquarie (for speech pathology) you have to do 3 year undergrad and then qualify for 2 year masters, whereas at other unis (such as ACU, USyd, UON) you can do a 4 year undergrad and graduate with Honors so you are qualified when you graduate

My advice to future students is: If you are doing the course because you want to do audiology then it is worthwhile but if you are looking to do speech pathology I would recommend going to a uni where you graduate qualified

Completed in 2018

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The practical experiences and the support from staff are the positive aspects. The negative aspects are the I think unnecessarily high workload and the poor standard of some of the lecturing staff.

My advice to future students is: Talk to other students and staff about the course so that you are aware of the high workload expected. Make sure that you are aware of the costs involved in then course and the salary you are likely to earn as a speech pathologist. Make sure that speech pathology is actually what you want to do - talk to people already working in the profession about positive and negative aspects of the job. Do speech pathology as an undergraduate degree instead if possible as it is much cheaper and you have 4 years to cover the content that the masters degree covers in 2 years.

Completed in 2017

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Positive- it was really broad, I had a lot of choice
Negative- it included no social work style pracs, only general work experience units where you may not be placed in a social work setting

My advice to future students is: Choose subjects you will do well in

Completed in 2017

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Pos: very interesting and informative

Neg: not very specific to particular branch of science

My advice to future students is: Plan your degree carefully (prerequisites and such) in order to complete all subjects you desire

Completed in 2019

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I find this course really practical for the course area!

Completed in 2019

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