In year one you'll cover the following modules that underpin the discipline:
- practical anatomy
You'll also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases. These will give you your first experiences of working clinically under guided supervision.
In year two, more complex problems are set in speech and language pathology. This year is more specialised. You'll study topics including: dysphagia, ageing, dementia, mental health and psychiatry. There will be a focus on:
- head and neck
- cognitive impairment
Clinically-based research project
You'll carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report). The report will be based on a therapy programme that you will deliver and evaluate to one client. You will be supported by a practice educator (clinical supervisor) and academic supervisor.
Teaching is delivered through case-based problem solving. This means you'll participate in guided self-directed learning and collaborate with your peers in group work.
You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.What you'll learn
What you'll learn
On completion of the programme, you will have an in-depth understanding of the causes, symptomatology and consequences of the range of human communication disorders. You'll also develop the clinical skills necessary for effective intervention practice.
You will also have a thorough awareness of relevant legislation, statutory codes and policy affecting speech and language therapy practice.Delivery
The programme is taught at Newcastle city campus and in a variety of internal and external clinical placements. The course runs from 9am to 5pm during weekdays from September to July in both years.
Clinical days may extend beyond a typical working day to allow for travel. This is an intense programme with approximately 25-30 contact hours per week. There is also the possibility of additional contact hours during clinical placements. You will undertake clinical placements in the summer months in both years.
You will complete compulsory modules which are supported by clinical placements from early on in both years.
Assessment is through:
- course work
- written examination
- in-course assessments of the clinical practicum
- viva presentations
- class tests
An important element of year two is the extended case report. You'll:
- manage a clinical case
- provide intensive treatment
- evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment
- write up your findings in dissertation format
The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. On successful completion of the programme you can apply to register with the HCPC and RCSLT as a speech and language therapist.
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- MSc Phonetics
- MSc Speech and Language Pathology I: Cases
- MSc Child Development (Child Development and Speech Language Acquisition MSc)
- MSc Linguistics
- MSc Speech and Language Pathology: Sensory
- Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
- MSc Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan I: Neuropsychology
- MSc Clinical and Professional Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 468 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields:
- English language and literature
- modern languages
- a medical discipline, such as biomedical science or medicine
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA7800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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