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B.Sc. in Clinical Speech & Language Studies

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About the Course

The B.Sc. Honours degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Undergraduate Course, Code - TR007) is of 4 years duration and leads to a qualification in speech and language therapy. The course is delivered within the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at the university and students participate in a range of courses offered to members of other disciplines. Graduates of the course are professionally recognised by the professional organisations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Graduates are eligible to register with CORU, the Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board

First Year (Junior Freshman)

Modules

    SLU11001: Foundation Clinical Studies
    SLU11002: Speech, Hearing and Swallowing
    SLU11003: Social Psychology and Lifespan Development
    SLU11004: Phonetics 1
    SLU11005: Phonetics 2
    LIU11008: Introduction to Linguistics 1
    LIU11009: Syntax 1
    LIU11013: First Language Acquisition
    ANU11004: Anatomy & HT
    PGU11007: Physiology Allied Health

Clinical Practice

Pre-clinical work includes visits to healthcare settings, residential settings and schools.

Handbooks

Junior Freshman Handbook 2023-2024 (PDF

Second Year (Senior Freshman)

Modules

    SLU22001: Phonetics and Phonology
    SLU22002: Cognitive and Neuropsychology
    SLU22003: Nature of Disorders of Speech, Voice, Fluency and Swallowing
    SLU22004: Assessment of Disorders of Speech, Voice, Fluency and Swallowing
    LIU22007: Sociolinguistics
    SLU22006: Nature of Disorders of Language and Communication
    SLU22007: Assessment of Disorders of Language and Communication
    SLU22008: Practice Education 1
    SLU22009: Ethics and Professional Studies

Clinical Practice

The Clinical Education Programme includes attendance at clinical tutorials and workshops and engagement in observation and practice while on clinical placements in a variety of healthcare and other settings

Handbooks

Senior Freshman Handbook 2023-2024 (PDF)

Third Year (Junior Sophister)

Modules

    LIU33005: Discourse Analysis
    SLU33002: Dynamics of Discourse
    SLU33003: Evidence Based Practice
    SLU33004: Intervention for Disorders of Speech, Voice, Fluency and Swallowing
    SLU33005: Intervention for Disorders of Language and Communication
    SLU33006: Research Methods and Statistics
    SLU33007: Research Design
    SLU33008: Neurology and Psychiatry
    SLU33009: Practice Education 2

Clinical Practice

The Clinical Education Programme includes attendance at clinical tutorials and workshops and engagement in observation and practice while on clinical placements in a variety of healthcare and other settings

Handbooks

Junior Sophister Handbook 2023-2024 (PDF)

Fourth Year (Senior Sophister)

Modules

    SLU44001: Advanced Studies in Communication and Swallowing
    SLU44002: Advanced Studies in Communication, Disability and Society
    SLU44003: Research Project
    SLU44004: Reflective Studies
    SLU44005: Counselling Principles and Practice
    SLU44006: Practice Education 3
    SLU44007: Practice Education 4
    SLU44001: Advanced Studies in Communication and Swallowing

    Handbooks

    Senior Sophister Handbook 2023-2024 (PDF)

Clinical Practice

The Clinical Education Programme includes attendance at clinical tutorials and workshops and engagement in observation and practice while on clinical placements in a variety of healthcare and other settings

Module Handbook

Module Handbook 2023-2024 (PDF)