The BSc Speech and Language Therapy provides the knowledge, skills and confidence for a career that will improve the lives of children and adults with communication disorders or swallowing difficulties.Over the four years of the course, you willgain specialist knowledge for a rewarding career,as well as general skills in communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
The course is broad and varied, and students study Behavioural Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Linguistics and Speech Science as well as Speech and Language Therapy theory, assessment and treatment approaches. A strong emphasis is placed on using the most recent scientific evidence to underpin your clinical practice.
Most learning within the university takes place in small-group tutorials, and much of your work is self-directed. You will have plenty of opportunities for clinical work experience (practice education) in UCC's Brookfield Clinic and further afield in hospitals, schools, community care, and disability services.
The BSc Speech and Language Therapy course is designed to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills and values to meet the demands and challenges of working within the healthcare profession.
Year 1 Modules:
AN1061 Anatomy of Speech and Hearing (5 credits)
PL1025Fundamentals of Physiology (5 credits)
SL1004Communication, Learning and Behaviour across the Lifespan (5 credits)
SL1005Preparation for Academic and Professional Learning (5 credits)
SL1006Language Acquisition (5 credits)
SL1007Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences I (10 credits)
SL1008Introduction to Language Studies (5 credits)
SL1009Introduction to Communication Disorders I (10 credits)
SL1010Introduction to Communication Disorders II (10 credits)
Neuroanatomy and Embryology for Speech and Language Therapy; Introduction to Research Methods; Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences; Communication Disorders in Children; Language Sciences; Practice Education
Year 3 Modules:
Applied Neurology forSpeech and Language Therapy; Advanced Research Methods; Language Sciences; Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences; Communication Disorders in Adults; Practice Education
Research-Based Dissertation; Practice Education; Dysphasia; Mental Health and Communication Disorders; Advanced Research and Practice in Speech and Language Therapy
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK705
Course Title: Speech and Language Therapy
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and one other subject recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirements: H4 in a Laboratory Science subject and a H4 in a language other than English.
Entry Points: 2016:515 Points may vary from year to year.
You will engage with different types of learning experiences, including small-group learning, lectures, simulations, workshops, clinical placement, seminars, tutorials and study groups. Throughout the four years, you will be expected to demonstrate professional behaviours, independence and manage a busy timetable and workload.
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to UCC's Fitness to Practise Policy Â– full details may be found here.
Garda vetting is carried out by the Admissions Office in UCC once a student has accepted their place on this progamme.
Garda Vetting and Infectious Diseases Policy
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of asessment and on the Speech and Language Therapy Programme you are assessed throughout the year in a variety of ways on your acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities. Some of the methods we use include oral presentations, video case exams, clinical portfolio, essays, multiple-choice-question exams, group projects, phonetics practical, reflective papers, and research reports. Detailed written feedback is provided to each student on their assessment performance.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
Further Contact Information
Senior Executive Assistant
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
T:+353 (0)21 490 1570