BMedSci Speech Science

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  • Objectives
    Speech Science explores the theory underlying human communication, how speech and language develop, and how speech, language and communication can be impaired. The course is divided into tracks, which run throughout the four levels of the course: In the communication track, you will study linguistics, psychology and how they relate to speech and language pathology. In the participation and society track, you will gain an understanding of how sociology, social and health psychology impact on speech and language therapy. In the research track, you will develop valuable research skills essential to providing evidence-based health care. The biomedical sciences track will give you an in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology, and how to link this medical knowledge to speech and language pathology. Key clinical topics and placements develop your clinical skills and professional competence, enabling you to work with a range of clients with different communication impairments. The course provides an interactive learning experience involving active participation, case-based learning and small group teaching. The overall emphasis is on integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical expertise.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB + AB Scottish Highers - AAAB + 1 Advanced Higher Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB International Baccalaureate - 33 points Core Requirements - All applicants are required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. Students accepted onto the degree must also complete a satisfactory Occupational Health check at the start of the course.
  • Academic title
    BMedSci Speech Science
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Clinical Placements 1  20
    Development, Structure and Function  20
    Introduction to Communication  20
    Lifespan Communicative and Cognitive Development  20
    Participation and Society  20
    Professional Interpersonal and Communication Skills  10
    Research Methods 1  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Complex Communication Impairment  20
    Language Processing  20
    Speech Processing 1  20
    Speech Processing 2  20
    Clinical Placements 2.1  10
    Clinical Placements 2.2  10
    Research Methods 2  10
    Audiology  5
    Introduction to Clinical Methods and Intervention  5
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Clinical Placements 3  25
    Cognition and Communication  20
    Dysphagia  10
    Literacy, Numeracy and Other Symbolic Systems  10
    Mental Health and Learning Disability across the Lifespan  10
    Motor Speech Disorder  10
    Neurology  10
    Research Methods 3  10
    Voice Disorder: Half Module  10
    Counselling in the Speech and Language Therapy Context  5
    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Research Methods 4  30
    Clinical Placement 4.1  20
    Clinical Placement 4.2  20
    Clinical Placement 4.3  20
    Fluency Impairment  10
    The Individual in the Social Context  10
    Transition to Professional Autonomy  10

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