Speech and Language Therapy


BSc Overview | Year 3 | Year 4

The understanding of speech and language therapy is central to the course, since it is an academic degree that also leads to eligibility to apply for registration as a speech and language therapist. The degree is structured to facilitate students' ability to integrate theory and practice The degree will provide students with the analytical skills which they need to think critically about human communication, its disorders and remediation, and the practice of speech and language therapy. Students will be supported in integrating theory and practice from the beginning of the course.

The course is designed to support students in taking responsibility for their own learning. As undergraduates, students on the degree will be encouraged to become independent learners, with appropriate knowledge of study skills and information technology skills to allow them to continue their own professional and intellectual development and lifelong learning.

Students will be introduced to a wide and comprehensive range of speech and language therapy processes and services. Through lectures, workshops, tutorials and video work, students will gain understanding and skills across the range of client groups and services that are relevant to speech and language therapy. The Department works closely with speech and language therapy services in London and the South-East of England to provide an excellent range of clinical placements. Professional skills are developed in a three-way relationship between the student, the student's practice educator and clinical tutors from the Department.

Although students will not be expected to come into contact with, or personally work with, the entire range of speech and language therapy clients during clinical placements, emphasis will be placed on peer learning and the development of transferable clinical skills which they will then be able to generalise and apply across any client group and context. Practical work with student colleagues, in workshops, clinical tutorials and clinical placements, will form a key component of clinical learning.


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