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Speech and Language Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction, 15 at Merit.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Speech and language therapy

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).

The course is 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.

Professional links and accreditations:
The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

NHS Funding:
Students studying this course may 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 (https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund).

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Biomedical Sciences for Speech and Language Therapy
Clinical and Professional Capabilities 1
Fundamentals of Speech, Language and Communication 1
Introduction to Clinical Management in Speech and Language Therapy
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Professional Development and Research 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Acquired Disorders 1
Clinical and Professional Capabilities 2
Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Needs 1
Fundamentals of Speech, Language and Communication 2
Research 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Acquired Disorders 2
Clinical and Professional Capabilities 3
Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Needs 2
Research 3

Assessment methods

Assessment aims to support learning and to measure achievement. This will be undertaken through a variety of methods including coursework, practice/competency-based learning and examinations. Assessment will also involve innovative methods such as presentations, portfolios of learning, case studies and reflective logs. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Allied Health Professions Sport and Exercise (HDAHPSE)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
22%
Health professionals
12%
Therapy professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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