2018/2019

BSc (Hons) (Speech and Language Therapy) [CK705]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the College of Medicine and Health as set out here.

Entry on the Grounds of Mature Years

Applicants who have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements may, on the recommendation of College, be considered for admission on the grounds of mature years (see under "Mature Students" in the Admission to Undergraduate Programmes section of the University Calendar).

English Language Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must present an English Language Certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or ETAP). The minimum English Language Requirement for this programme is IELTS 7, with no individual section lower than 6.5.

Student Declaration
All students are required to sign a Student Declaration. This Declaration clearly outlines student rights and student responsibilities as registered students of the UCC School of Clinical Therapies.

Garda Vetting
Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2015/2016 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.

Attendance
Each student registered for the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy degree is expected to attend all timetabled teaching activities and clinical placement. In the case of absences through illness, a student must give notice of each absence in writing and submit a medical certificate to the School Secretary within 48 hours of return.

A student will not be permitted to enter for an examination at the conclusion of a module if attendance at that module is not considered satisfactory by the Deputy President and Registrar following a report by the Head of School. The decision of the Deputy President and Registrar is subject to the appeal of the Academic Council of the University.

Two Year Rule
Students must pass/progress within two academic years of first registration for each year of the programme. After failing a re-sit examination, students may be allowed to repeat the year (only one repeat is normally allowed for each clinical practice experience in SL2008; SL3007; SL4004). Students are permitted to repeat any academic year once only and may not repeat any more than two academic years in any one programme.

To be admitted to the First University Examination in Speech and Language Therapy, a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AN1061 Anatomy of Speech and Hearing (5 credits)
PL1025 Fundamentals of Physiology (5 credits)
SL1004 Communication, Learning and Behaviour across the Lifespan (5 credits)
SL1005 Preparation for Academic and Professional Learning (5 credits)
SL1006 Language Acquisition (5 credits)
SL1007 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences I (10 credits)
SL1008 Introduction to Language Studies (5 credits)
SL1009 Introduction to Communication Disorders I (10 credits)
SL1010 Introduction to Communication Disorders II (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

No student may register for the Second Year programme of study until the First University Examination has been passed. To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Speech and Language Therapy, a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AN2061 Neuroanatomy and Embryology for Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)
CT2001 Introduction to Research Methods (5 credits)
SL2003 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences II (5 credits)
SL2007 Language Sciences II (5 credits)
SL2008 Practice Education I (10 credits)
SL2009 Communication Disorders in Children I (15 credits)
SL2010 Communication Disorders in Children II (15 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019, in advance of the relevant Examination.

Non-Clinical Exit Pathways for Students not proceeding to Third Year Speech and Language Therapy

1. The Diploma in Speech and Hearing Sciences, NFQ Level 6, is an alternative diploma pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the practice placement module SL2008. For students who do not pass SL2008 in Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy at either the Summer Examinations or the Autumn Supplemental Examinations or at the first attempt in a Repeat year, the student will re-register for the alternative pathway. Such students may opt to register instead for the non-clinical (does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist) Diploma in Speech and Hearing Sciences. To complete the Diploma in Speech and Hearing Sciences, a student must pass all modules (except SL2008) for the second BSc Speech and Language Therapy Examinations and achieve a pass in the independent study module SL2002 (10 credits).

2. The BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences), NFQ Level 7, is a non-clinical exit pathway for students who satisfy the pass and progression standards of Second Year Speech and Language Therapy, but who, following consultation with the Programme Leader, do not continue with their clinical education. Such students may register instead for the non-clinical BSc (Speech and Hearing Sciences) in their Third Year for one further year. Programme requirements are outlined below. The BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

3. The BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences), NFQ Level 8, is a non-clinical exit pathway for students who satisfy the pass and progression standards of the Second Year Speech and Language Therapy Examination, but who, following consultation with the Programme Leader, do not continue with their clinical education leading to the qualification to practice in the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy. Such students may register instead for the non-clinical BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) for a further two years. Programme requirements are outlined below. The BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) is a non-clinical degree and does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Students who satisfy the pass standard for Year 3 - the BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) may opt not to be conferred with the Ordinary degree and may instead transfer to the Fourth Year BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) programme.

No student may register for the Third Year programme of study until the Second University Examination has been passed. To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Speech and Language Therapy, a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AN3061 Applied Neurology for Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)
CT3002 Advanced Research Methods (5 credits)
SL3001
Language Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3002 Communication Disorders in Adults I (15 credits)
SL3003 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3006 Communication Disorders in Adults II (15 credits)
SL3007 Practice Education II (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019, in advance of the relevant Examination.

Non-Clinical Exit Pathway for students not completing Third Year Speech and Language Therapy
The BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences), NFQ Level 7 is a non-clinical Ordinary degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the placement module (SL3007) in Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy in the Summer Examinations and/or the Autumn Supplemental Examinations, or who do not continue with their clinical education. Such students may, following consultation with the Programme Leader, register instead for the non-clinical BSc (Speech and Hearing Sciences) ordinary degree. Programme requirements are outlined below. The BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Students who pass the replacement module SL3008 (in place of SL3007), at the first or the second attempt, and have passed all other modules in Third Year Speech and Hearing Sciences may, following consultation with the Programme Leader, progress to the Fourth Year BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences degree, NFQ Level 8. Students continue with their registration on the non-clinical pathway, taking module SL4005 (in place of SL4004) and all other fourth year modules. The BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Non-Clinical Exit Pathway for Students not proceeding to Fourth Year Speech and Language Therapy

The BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences, NFQ Level 8 is a non-clinical Honours degree pathway for students who satisfy the pass and progression standards of Third Year Speech and Language Therapy, but who, following consultation with the Programme Leader do not continue with their clinical education. Such students may register instead for the non-clinical BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences, commencing in Fourth Year. Programme requirements are outlined below. The BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Only students who have passed the Third University Examination in Speech and Language Therapy, and satisfied all other requirements specified for the Third Year, will be permitted to register for the Fourth Year of the programme. In order to be admitted to the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy Examination, a student must have satisfactorily attended the prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

SL4003
Research-Based Dissertation (20 credits)
SL4004 Practice Education III (20 credits)
SL4007 Mental Health and Communication Disorders (5 credits)
SL4008 Dysphagia (10 credits)
SL4009 Advanced Research and Practice in Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Non-Clinical Exit Pathway for Students not Completing Fourth Year Speech and Language Therapy
The BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences is a non-clinical Honours degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the placement module (SL4004) in Year 4 of the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy in the Summer Examinations and/or the Autumn Supplemental Examinations, or who, following consultation with the Programme Leader, do not continue with their clinical education. Such students may register instead for the non-clinical BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences degree and complete Year 4 of the programme. Programme requirements are outlined below. The BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences does not confer eligibility to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Diploma in Speech and Hearing Sciences - NFQ Level 6, Minor Award

Second Year - Second University Examination in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Students take 60 credits as follows:

AN2061 Neuroanatomy and Embryology for Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)
CT2001 Introduction to Research Methods (5 credits)
SL2002 Independent Study in Communication Disorders (10 credits)
SL2003 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences II (5 credits)
SL2007 Language Sciences II (5 credits)
SL2009 Communication Disorders in Children I (15 credits)
SL2010 Communication Disorders in Children II (15 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

BSc (Ordinary) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) Pathway - NFQ Level 7, Major Award

Third Year - Third University Examination in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Students take 60 credits as follows:

AN3061 Applied Neurology for Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)
CT3001 Advanced Research Methods (5 credits)
SL3001 Language Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3002 Communication Disorders in Adults I (15 credits)
SL3003 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3006 Communication Disorders in Adults II (15 credits)
SL3008 Analytic Techniques in Communication Disorders (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing Sciences) - NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Third Year - Third University Examination in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Students take 60 credits as follows:

AN3061 Applied Neurology for Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)
CT3001 Advanced Research Methods (5 credits)
SL3001 Language Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3002 Communication Disorders in Adults I (15 credits)
SL3003 Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences III (5 credits)
SL3006 Communication Disorders in Adults II (15 credits)
SL3008 Analytic Techniques in Communication Disorders (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Fourth Year - BSc (Hons) Degree Examination in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Students take 60 credits as follows:

SL4003 Research-Based Dissertation II (20 credits)
SL4005 Current Issues in Communication Disorders (20 credits)
SL4007 Mental Health and Communication Disorders (5 credits)
SL4008 Dysphagia (10 credits)
SL4009 Advanced Research and Practice in Speech and Language Therapy (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Ordinary) Speech and Hearing Sciences (NFQ Level 7, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Diploma in Speech and Hearing Sciences (NFQ Level 6, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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