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Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: H044

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Speech and language therapists work alongside children and adults who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, feeding and/or swallowing. Through holistic assessment and management, speech and language therapists collaborate with the individual, their family and/or their carer to provide person-centred care that encompasses health, wellbeing, participation and quality of life. * The course has been co-developed by practising speech and language therapists with extensive clinical experience. * Service users and carers, who are part of the University’s Public Partnership Group, have contributed and will continue to be involved in developing your clinical and professional capabilities through planning and assisting with teaching and simulation sessions. * Each module is based on a lifespan approach that integrates theory with practical skills in a balanced mix across both paediatrics and adults. * Placements will incorporate all age groups in a variety of contexts and environments including education, hospitals and clinics, as well as in the University's Telehealth programme. * The course emphasises life-long transferable skills for graduates to implement in a variety of related career pathways such as clinical, research, leadership and education. Speech and language therapists work with neonates, babies, infants, children, young people, the elderly and those who may require palliative care and/or are approaching the end of life. Difficulties in speech, language, communication, feeding and/or swallowing may arise as a result of a congenital condition (cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, cleft lip and palate), neurodevelopmental disorder (developmental language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability), acquired condition (stroke, traumatic brain injury), progressive neurological condition (dementia, motor neurone disease), respiratory condition, head and neck cancer and/or mental health condition. Speech and language therapists may also acquire specialist skills in tracheostomy and laryngectomy care or investigations including a videofluoroscopy (a moving x-ray of the swallow) or fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (a flexible camera to observe the throat area). Subject to approval, the course will be accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Through three overarching themes of clinical and professional skills, underpinning knowledge and underpinning clinical knowledge you’ll have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and the core capabilities to undertake holistic assessment and management of individuals across the lifespan with a range of speech and language therapy related difficulties. The course content will reflect and represent contemporary issues including mental capacity, ethical dilemmas in feeding, palliative and end of life care and telehealth. Your teaching and learning will have a strong collaborative and interdisciplinary focus. Speech and language therapists work interprofessionally, therefore you’ll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, podiatrists, nurses and midwives. The Government has announced that students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund website. Professional links and accreditation: Subject to approval, the course will be accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

ABB at A Level. General Studies and Critical Thinking are excluded. No specific subjects are required but subjects including Sciences, English Language, Psychology and/or Foreign Languages provide a good foundation for Speech and Language Therapy.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 76%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    27th

    31

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