2021/2022

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

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022, 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 Neuroanatomy 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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022, 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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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 Neuroanatomy 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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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 Neuroanatomy 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 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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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