Speech and language therapists provide treatment and support that improves patients’ lives. They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties. Much of their work involves close collaboration with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves and/or their carers. Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course. By joining us, you’ll study a range of topics including introduction to phonetics and phonology, communication disability and psychology, professional practice, and transition to the workplace. You’ll learn what’s involved in developing individual treatment programmes and providing patients with tailored support. From September 2020, all speech and language therapy students, will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including eligible health professional courses, can be found here. Key features
- Our course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a professional.
- Build your essential clinical and professional skills through varied placement opportunities in nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals, day centres and with home visits.
- Our strong links and integrated work placements within NHS England Midlands and East and independent service providers in the area ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.
- Our graduates have become speech and language therapists for the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.
- Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme where students visited schools and community groups in India, supported deaf children in The Gambia and taught English to children in Bangkok.
- DMU has achieved the top Gold award, the highest ranking possible, under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer the university (Office for Students).
YEAR ONE: Professional Practice Education 1; Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition; Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology; Medical Sciences; Communication Disability and Psychology. YEAR TWO: Professional Practice 2; Clinical Linguistics Assessments; Intervention 1: Language and Cognition; Intervention 2: Speech and Swallowing; Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods. YEAR THREE: Professional Practice 3; Transition to the Workplace; Intervention 3: Specialist Settings; Speech and Language Therapy Project; Language, Interaction and Society.
Teaching includes: lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, practical workshops, inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions and work-based placement sessions. You will also benefit by receiving support from a personal tutor. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, you will normally benefit from around 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week plus at least 150 work-based placement sessions of approx. 3 ½ hrs per session. Assessment includes: written and video exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, a portfolio, dissertation, teaching contact hours.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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