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MMedsci Speech and Language Therapy

MMedsci Speech and Language Therapy

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Full time | University of Sheffield | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

Subject areas

Speech Therapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council, this course allows you to work in a diverse range of settings and roles as a speech and language therapist.

Course description

This course leads to a professional qualification to practise as a speech and language therapist. You’ll be able to work in a diverse range of settings, for example schools and hospitals, nurseries, clinics or the client’s home. You might also pursue a role in higher education and research.

Speech and language therapists provide treatment and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communicating, eating, drinking or swallowing. Therapists take a collaborative approach, working alongside the individual’s carer, teacher or family, as well as other professionals.

The course follows six main themes:

  1. Communication – linguistics, psychology and how this relates to speech and language pathology.
  2. Participation and Society – how the study of sociology and social and health psychology impact on speech and language therapy.
  3. Research Methods – develop the research skills essential to providing evidence-based health care.
  4. Biomedical Sciences – anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology, and how to link them to speech and language pathology.
  5. Key Clinical Topics – develop your professional competence.
  6. Professional Practice – put your skills to work for a range of clients with communication impairments.

Accreditation

Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Modules

Research Methods and Statistics - Core
Developmental Disorders of Communication - Core
Professional Practice 1 - Core
Introduction to Practical Linguistics - Core
Biomedical Science - Core
Speech and Hearing Science - Core
Speech, Language, Communication and Literacy Development in Children - Core
Language, Cognition and Communication in Adults 2 - Core
Language, Cognition and Communication in Adults 1 - Core
Participation and Society - Core
Transition to Professional Autonomy - Core
Evaluating the Evidence Base in SLT I: Principles and Methods - Core
Evaluating the Evidence Base in SLT II: Clinical Dissertation - Core
Key Clinical Topics 1 - Core
Professional Practice 2 - Core
Language Analysis: Sound and Structure - Core
Key Clinical Topics 2 - Core
Professional Practice 3 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Please see our University website for fees and funding information.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Please see our University website for fees and funding information.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in any subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if their practical experience is particularly strong. You must have work experience relevant to speech and language therapy. If you are shortlisted, we’ll ask you to come to an interview. DBS Disclosure and Health Screening You must produce an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a health screening before starting the course.