2024: Celebrating 50 years of Audiology Graduates

50 years of Audiology at The University of Melbourne

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In 2024, the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is celebrating the 50th anniversary of an Audiology degree at The University of Melbourne. Audiology commenced as a postgraduate diploma course, with the graduates from the first course in Australia entering the profession in 1974. In 1998, the course was converted to a two-year Master degree.

The Master of Clinical Audiology today draws upon The University of Melbourne’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research to inspire and enable students to become outstanding audiologists ready to excel as world-class leaders in their field.

Our Celebrations

We have an exciting schedule of events to celebrate our Alumni and their contributions to the profession of Audiology. This includes the launch of the Audiology Annual Conversation and Cocktail event, an alumni Trivia session and online showcase of the breadth of Audiology alumni impact.

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Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 29 May 2024

The University of Melbourne Inaugural Audiology Annual Conversation

Please join us to celebrate 50 years of Audiology at The University of Melbourne as we hear from distinguished speakers in the field and reconnect with classmates and colleagues. Drinks and canap├ęs will be served following the Conversation.

Theme: Audiology’s role in increasing our healthspan

Venue: Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston St, Carlton 3053

Keynote speaker: Professor Julia Sarant, with a message from Professor Barbara Weinstein

Jane MacDonald, alumni
Matt Grounds, alumni
Sally Woods, alumni
John Langford, consumer of hearing healthcare
Facilitator: Professor Bob Cowan

Further details and booking information available via the button below.


Sunday 17 November 2024

Social Alumni Trivia Afternoon

More details coming!

Alumni Impact Stories

Be inspired by all the contributions made by graduates of Audiology from The University of Melbourne.

Coming soon.

Banner Artist: Dr Peter J. Smith, born New Zealand 1954 arr. Australia 1980
The Intersection of Sound and Space II (2009) - Oil on Linen
The University of Melbourne Art Collection, Commissioned by the Dept of Otolaryngology