You’ll develop a strong theoretical understanding of speech and language therapy through modules in linguistics, psychology, biological and medical sciences, and research methods. Regular clinical placements will build your practical skills.
Year One provides a grounding in the area. You will develop knowledge and apply it at observational placements in local early years settings and primary schools and with older people, usually in a social care setting.
Year Two focuses predominantly on childhood and developmental speech and language disorders. You will attend weekly placements in local clinics in Semester One. You will also attend a 17-day block placement at the end of Year Two.
Year Three focuses on disorders of communication acquired in adulthood and you will attend weekly clinic placements in both semesters.
Year Four allows students to study selected subjects in greater depth. This year has a strong research focus and the honours project allows you to develop research skills as you conduct your own research project on a topic of your choice. Practical clinical work is bolstered by a series of seminars on professional issues, and weekly clinic placements continue throughout.
2020 entry requirements:
5 Highers at AABBB (standard entry) or ABBBB (widening access entry) including Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths necessary at National 5.
You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.
School of Health Sciences