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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Australian rehabilitation sciences degrees: are you eligible to apply?

If you’re considering applying to a rehabilitation sciences degree at an Australian university, you know there can be a few items on your “how to apply” checklist that need attention. This is where OzTREKK comes in.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh specializes in programs like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, chiropractic science and audiology, and she knows the ins and outs of the specific assessment criteria required by each university. Here are some of Krista’s tips about getting yourself prepared when you’re ready to apply!

How do I know if I am eligible to apply?

If you are considering starting an application for one of our programs in rehabilitation sciences, first you will need to find out if you are eligible.

Australian rehabilitation sciences degrees: are you eligible to apply?

Find out how you can study physiotherapy (Photo: University of Melbourne)

In order to determine this, you will need to find out two main things:

  • Have you taken the necessary courses to meet the program prerequisites?
  • Is your cumulative GPA (cGPA) competitive?

If you are unsure of this, I can generally let you know after taking a quick glance at your transcript.

Proving that you know your stuff

Please keep in mind that our universities will typically first screen based only on whether or not you have taken the courses to meet their prerequisites. Some schools have a form to fill out to highlight what you have taken for the admissions team, and most schools require you to send detailed course outlines for each subject.

If your application does not include a biomechanics course outline (as an example), they will not know that you’ve taken it. Furthermore, if they feel that your course outlines don’t meet their standard (i.e., they lack detail), your application’s assessment will stop and you will receive an unsuccessful outcome.

Admissions will not go into your transcripts for a GPA calculation until they have determined you’ve covered the material they require.

Which transcript are they looking at?

In order to calculate your cGPA, our universities will only be looking at the transcript from your most recently completed degree. If you have taken courses that are not part of that degree, they will not be calculated in that assessment; however, in order to see a full picture of your academic background, you are required to mail us all transcripts from any previous university or college studies.

Krista’s tips for a competitive application

Apply Early – Ideally,  you will need to have all of your documents sent to me no later than a week before the deadline. The more time I have to review your documents, the more time there is for feedback. There have been a number of students who have submitted their documents on deadline day who were unsuccessful because there were problems with their documents. Keep in mind that I receive a flood of emails and documents right before the deadline and that makes it difficult for me to review everything for you properly.

Include Course Outlines (Syllabi) as soon as possible – if the program that you apply to requires you to submit course outlines. This is in fact a requirement, and not a request.

  • Please ensure that your course outlines are detailed with information about what was taught in the course. This will often appear in a lecture schedule or list of topics.
  • Textbook, faculty information, and course dates are also important! Please take a look through your course outlines to ensure that they contain relevant detail before sending them to me.
  • If you don’t have your course outlines on hand, please contact the faculty under which you took the courses to request them.
  • Ensure that your course outlines are within 2 years of when you took the course. (For example, if you took a course in 2012, the outline must come from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014. Please do not send me one from 2009 or 2015 as those are outside of the 2 years.)
  • When possible, please email the course outlines. Hard copies can delay the processing of your application.

Find out more about studying rehabilitation sciences at an Australian university

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Do you have questions about choosing the right rehabilitation sciences degree for you? Please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information about your study options!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge rehabilitation sciences research and practice, and Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in their fields.

If you’re curious about studying rehab sciences in Australia, don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions. Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with Australian uni representatives and alumni to learn more about how you can study in Australia and practice in Canada!

OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Don't miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Join us! Don’t forget to RSVP

Simon Fraser University
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Blusson Hall, Room 9655

Western University
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UCC, Room 210

Don’t forget to RSVP for the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions.

What about admissions?

This is where OzTREKK comes in. OzTREKK’s Australian Rehab Sciences Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh will outline each program and its prerequisites. Discover more about your program entry requirements, practicals, and about how you can take your degree home to practice in Canada. Krista can answer your questions!

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Are you curious about studying rehabilitation sciences in Australia? Not sure where to start? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Listen up! It’s Australian Hearing Awareness Week

Now hear this! Aug. 21–27, 2016 is Australian Hearing Awareness week.

Listen up! Australian Hearing Awareness Week

You can study audiology in Australia! (Image credit: Hearing Awareness Week)

Audiology is a growing discipline in the health sciences that deals with the study, diagnosis and rehabilitation of the auditory system of the human body. As a clinical profession, audiology uses applied science to develop and perform precision tests that locate the specific range and frequency of hearing loss, information necessary for implementing an effective recovery strategy. Additionally, audiology identifies and treats dysfunctions of the vestibular system, which can affect one’s balance and spatial orientation.

There are very few Canadian universities that offer a Master of Audiology, and only three audiology schools are taught solely as an English-language program. Consequently, competitive admissions arising from so few spots have made Australian Audiology Schools an attractive option for Canadian students who wish to learn the requisite clinical skills to practice audiology.

A master’s degree in audiology is the minimum requirement for an audiologist to practice in Canada.

Australian audiology schools offering graduate-entry study in audiology design their programs to operate along two fronts: On the first, students are taught the scientific and theoretical knowledge of audiology as a branch of the health sciences; on the second front, students develop the fundamental skills and techniques dedicated to the practice of audiology as a clinical profession. Australian universities are internationally recognized, and graduates of an Australian audiology program are eligible to apply for certification in Canada.

Discover more about studying audiology in Australia!

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For more information about audiology program entry requirements, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

UQ is hearing what the community says about e-health

One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss, and that figure rises to 70 per cent for older people.

UQ Speech Pathology researcher Dr Carly Meyer is leading a study to see if telecommunications devices can help those affected.

UQ is hearing what the community has to say about e-health

Study audiology at UQ (Image credit: University of Queensland)

“The prospect of using modern technology can be daunting to some, but the internet, mobile phones and tablets have the potential to provide individualised healthcare,” Dr Meyer said.

“We are trying to find out how adults with hearing loss currently use telecommunications to support their general health and whether there are avenues to improve that.

“The study will look at all aspects of e-health and the use of technologies such as phones, email, internet, apps and videoconferencing.

“Ultimately the aim is to reduce the impact of hearing loss on individuals, their family and friends.”

UQ researchers are working in collaboration with the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre on the project.

The centre brings 21 Australian hearing healthcare organisations together for the first time.

Research by Dr Meyer and colleagues has found gaps in current practice could be addressed through modern technologies.

For example, technologies could be used to connect with family members during hearing rehabilitation.

“With increasing noise levels in everyday life, and an ageing population, the number of individuals with hearing loss is only expected to rise.

“Looking at new ways of addressing the hearing and communication needs of the community has to be prioritised.”

The researchers are recruiting volunteers with hearing loss or who have an adult family member or friend with hearing loss to participate in the study. Volunteers will be asked to complete a survey about their experiences with telecommunication technologies in healthcare and to provide ideas and feedback about areas of opportunity. Tasks can be done at a time and place suited to the volunteer and all participants will be in a draw to win a $100 gift card.

UQ Audiology School

UQ Audiology School has a strong international reputation for the quality of its graduates, the commitment of the teaching staff and its strong research focus. This program produces graduates with the conceptual base and skills necessary for entry level employment in the clinical practice of audiology.

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 29, 2016

UQ Speech Pathology School

The speech pathology program at UQ is an accelerated program for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree. This program is 2.5 years in length and will prepare graduates for a career in speech pathology across any of the diverse areas in which speech pathologists practice, such as education, health or private practice.

Program: Master of Speech Pathology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2017
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: February 28 each year

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Would you like more information about speech pathology and audiology programs at the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Why choose UQ audiology?

Study audiology at the University of Queensland and you will learn from international leaders in the field with course content based on the latest research and developments in audiology.

Why choose UQ audiology?

Study audiology at beautiful the University of Queensland

Students gain practical experience experience in on-site clinics that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. UQ is the only Queensland university to offer a Master of Audiology Studies degree, and is one of only five in Australia.

The UQ Audiology program integrates the theoretical foundations of audiology with practical clinical skills in preparation for a career as a clinical audiologist. Students also gain the ability to contribute to the development of clinical audiology through research and scholarship.

UQ is known worldwide for the quality of its audiology graduates, commitment of teaching staff and strong research focus in this field. As a graduate of audiology, you will be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge and hands-on, practical skills.

Audiologists can work organisations such as government, public and private hospitals, private practice, community organisations and in research.

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 29, 2016

Apply to the University of Queensland Audiology School!

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For more information about the UQ Audiology program entry requirements, application deadline, and tuition fees, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

UQ audiology research focuses on hearing loss in children

Research from the University of Queensland could help address one of the most common disorders in children: hearing loss in the middle ear.

Associate Professor Wayne Wilson said the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences had several exciting initiatives in the field of audiology.

UQ Audiology School

UQ research shows up to 20 per cent of students can have mild or worse problems from middle ear dysfunction (Photo credit: UQ)

“Recent research suggests that, on any given day in class, up to 20 per cent of students can have mild or worse problems from middle ear dysfunction,” Dr Wilson said.

“Picking up these problems from birth is not something that’s been done accurately in the past and we tend to only unearth those with substantial hearing problems that cannot be fixed.

“But currently UQ has Associate Professor Joseph Kei leading the way in this field by using new technology to more accurately identify middle ear dysfunction.

“It will take three to five years for this technology to transition from a research tool into wider clinical availability, but it is on its way.”

Dr Kei has pioneered wideband absorbance technology that efficiently and reliably identifies problems in infants.

Standard tools used to determine the middle ear status of children have been found to be insensitive to different types of middle ear disorders.

Infant testing until now has also been hit-and-miss at revealing where exactly trouble spots are located.

Dr Wilson and colleague Professor Andrew Bradley have also been working on increasing the efficiency of hearing tests in newborns.

“Our project has been an accelerated auditory brain scan that shortens the current process for babies from minutes down to seconds,” Dr Wilson said.

“That might not sound like much, but over the course of a year, that’s a significant improvement in efficiency. It then allows time for more comprehensive testing, rather than just a basic diagnosis.”

Audiology Clinic visits two or three Queensland schools each week under the direction of Clinic Manager Joshua Flett, screening dozens of children at a time.

Master of Audiology Studies at the University of Queensland

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 29, 2016

There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.

To be eligible to apply, you must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of health, education, social, physical or biological sciences); and
  • achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.00 on a 7-point scale in your university studies (see below for further explanation).

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Entry is competitive and the selection process is based on grade point average (GPA).

Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing UQ Audiology program.

Apply to the University of Queensland Audiology School!

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For more information about studying audiology at the University of Queensland, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Audiology Studies at the University of Queensland

Why study the Master of Audiology Studies at the University of Queensland?

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a leading educator in audiology and the only provider of this qualification in Queensland. Staff have expertise across a wide range of clinical and academic disciplines within the field.

Audiology Studies at the University of Queensland

Study audiology at the University of Queensland

The school has a strong international reputation for the quality of its graduates, the commitment of the teaching staff and its strong research focus. This program produces graduates with the conceptual base and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the clinical practice of audiology.

The University of Queensland is privileged to offer a Master of Audiology Studies program to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become an audiologist. Students are taught by academic and professional staff, who are international leaders in their field of expertise.”

Students at UQ will be able to use technologically cutting edge clinical laboratories and students have the enviable opportunity to become familiar and skilled in the use of state of the art audiological equipment, making them world class practitioners and greatly desired graduates. There are excellent employment opportunities for our graduates who are highly sought after by Government and private audiology institutions in both within Australia and overseas.

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to the University of Queensland Audiology School!

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Find out more about University of Queensland Audiology School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Australian rehab sciences application deadlines

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology or audiology in Australia? Here’s a rundown of which applications are still open!

Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

You can study rehab sciences in Australia

Australian Physiotherapy Schools

The following Australian physiotherapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Occupational Therapy Schools

The following Australian occupational therapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Speech Pathology Schools

The following Australian speech pathology schools are accepting applications:

Australian Audiology Schools

The following Australian audiology schools are accepting applications:

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or audiology in Australia, contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Jaime can help outline your options and include you on the monthly Australian Rehabilitation Sciences Newsletter mailing list!

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Studying audiology at the University of Queensland

“The University of Queensland is privileged to offer a Master of Audiology Studies program to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become an audiologist.  Students are taught by academic and professional staff, who are international leaders in their field of expertise.” Dr Joseph Kei, Head of Audiology Division, SHRS.

University of Queensland Audiology School

Study audiology at the University of Queensland

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a leading educator in audiology and has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It is the only provider of this qualification in Queensland. Staff have expertise across a wide range of clinical and academic disciplines.

University of Queensland Audiology School has a strong international reputation for the quality of its graduates, the commitment of the teaching staff and its strong research focus. This program produces graduates with the conceptual base and skills necessary for entry level employment in the clinical practice of audiology.

Students will be able to use technologically cutting-edge clinical laboratories and students have the enviable opportunity to become familiar and skilled in the use of state of the art audiological equipment, making them world class practitioners and greatly desired graduates. There are excellent employment opportunities for graduates who are highly sought after by government and private audiology institutions in both within Australia and overseas.

UQ Audiology School

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2015

Apply to the University of Queensland Audiology School!

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Find out more about University of Queensland Audiology School entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Apply to UQ Audiology School for the 2016 intake

The UQ Audiology School applications are now open via OzTREKK for the 2016 intake!

Master of Audiology Studies at the University of Queensland

UQ Audiology School

Find out more about studying audiology at UQ

The University of Queensland’s Master of Audiology Studies program allows students to acquire the scientific expertise and fundamental clinical skills required to become a professional audiologist. The program offers clinical placements at the outset of the program to ensure that its students are always developing the professional skills needed to succeed in a clinical setting.

Program: Master of Audiology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2015

There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.

To be eligible to apply, you must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of health, education, social, physical or biological sciences); and
  • achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.00 on a 7-point scale in your university studies (see below for further explanation).

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Entry is competitive and the selection process is based on grade point average (GPA).

Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing UQ Audiology program.

Apply to the University of Queensland Audiology School!

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For more information about how to become an audiologist, including UQ Audiology entry requirements, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.