School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
This programme is accredited by the Health Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists of Great Britain, and aims to train professionally qualified speech and language therapists. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council; this registration is obligatory to practise in the UK.
The teaching uses a case-based, problem-solving approach. In your first year you complete 180 credits of compulsory modules. You also undertake a clinical practicum consisting of 12 sessions at the UniversityÆs clinic for children; 12 sessions in the UniversityÆs Aphasia Clinic; some observations in nurseries; a six-week block clinical placement in the summer. In your second year you complete another 180 credits of compulsory modules. You also take part in 12 clinical sessions administering group therapy and complete another six-week block clinical placement. You are assessed through course work, written examinations, in-course assessment of the clinical practicum, case presentations and in-course class tests. An important element of Year 2 is the extended case report, where you assess and manage one case, giving intensive input, and write up your findings.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission