Speech and Language Therapy (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Speech and Language Therapy at University College Cork

Overview

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.

Course Details

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)

Year 2Modules:

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

Year 4Modules:

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.

Fact File

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.

Course Practicalities

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 – 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

Assessment

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.

Application Procedure

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.

Non-EU Applicants

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

Anne Mallon

Senior Executive Assistant

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

T:+353 (0)21 490 1570

E: a.mallon@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

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.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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