Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology trains students on how to understand, diagnose and efficiently treat a number of speech and language disorders throughout the entire lifespan of human development from early childhood through the elder years. These include voice disorders, articulation problems, fluency problems, aphasia, phonological problems, and delays in speech or language. Program graduates gain a core theoretical understanding of a range of communication, swallowing, and related disorders, and discuss principles of assessing, treating, and managing people with communication and swallowing difficulties. Upon graduation, students will have developed a sufficient level of expertise for safe and competent management of a broad range of patients within a variety of clinical contexts.
The BSc in Speech Language Pathology is a coeducational program, with joint female and male classes.
- To provide students with specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to work as succesful Speech and Language Therapy practitioners.
- To equip students with the vision and intellectual skills needed to originate, conduct and disseminate innovative specialist research within the area of language and communicative disorders.
- To motivate students to develop a strong commitment to professional codes of ethical and legal standards.
- To guide the students in applying the values of tolerance, respect and social solidarity required to practice within the multicultural populations of the UAE, the GCC and the global community.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Outline the anatomical, physiological, psychological, linguistic, and cultural correlates of speech and language disorders.
- Determine precise clinical diagnoses for patients with speech and language disorders across the developmental and acquired spectrum.
- Develop ethical and effective patient-specific treatment plans through clinical reasoning and patient/client observation.
- Implement evidence-based treatment for persons with speech and language disorders, utilizing clinical resources and patient/client monitoring.
- Demonstrate high professional standards and communication skills that are effective in providing patient services, interacting with colleagues from other disciplines, educating families, and advocating for appropriate services within the health system.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. Ch: 33) Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
|Area 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIE222||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||3|
|Area 2: English Communication (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ESPU1014||Introduction to Academic English for Humanities and SS||3|
|Area 3: Fourth Industrial Revolution (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIT112||Fourth Industrial Revolution||3|
|Area 4: Critical Thinking (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Area 5: Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|STAT180||Psychological Statistics I 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 1: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ARCH366||History and Theories of Contemporary Architecture||3|
|HSR120||Introduction to Heritage & Culture||3|
|HSR130||Introduction to Language & Communication||3|
|MSC200||Introduction to Mass Media||3|
|PHI101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHI226||Human Rights Theory||3|
|PHIL120||Principles of Professional Ethics||3|
|TRS200||Introduction to Translation||3|
|Area 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|AGRB210||Introduction to Agribusiness||3|
|ECON110||Principles of Economics||3|
|HSR140||Introduction to Society & Behavior||3|
|HSR150||Introduction to Government Policy & Urban Structures||3|
|PSYC100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|GEO200||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEHP111||Happiness and Wellbeing||3|
|Area 3: Emirates Society (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Area 4: Islamic Culture (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ISLM101||Biography of the Prophet "Sira"||3|
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch:6)
|Area 1: Natural Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|BIOC100||Basic Biology I 2||3|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
|Area 2: Sustainability (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
I. Core Courses (Req. CH: 18)
|A. Foundation Courses (18 hours )||Credit Hours|
|LNG100||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|LNG290||Linguistic Structure of Arabic||3|
|PHYS105||General Physics I||3|
B. Introductory Courses (Req. CH: 15)
|B. Introductory Courses (15 hours )||Credit Hours|
|SLP106||Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders||3|
|SLP236||Neurology for Speech, Language & Hearing||3|
|SLP276||Child Language Development||3|
|PSYC201||Research Methods in Psychology||3|
C. Pre-Clinical Components (Req. CH: 30)
|C. Pre-Clinical Components (30 hours )||Credit Hours|
|SLP256||Introduction to Audiology/Hearing Sciences||3|
|SLP306||Early Childhood Language Disorders||3|
|SLP316||Articulation and Phonological Disorders||3|
|SLP336||Deglutition and Dysphagia||3|
|SPED346||Communication Disorders in School Age Children and Adolescents||3|
|SLP356||Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders||3|
|SLP366||Motor Speech Disorders||3|
|SLP426||Augmentative and Alternative Communication||3|
II. Practical Clinical Training (Req. Ch: 24)
|Required Courses (24 hours )||Credit Hours|
|SLP406||Evaluation, Diagnosis & Report Writing||3|
|SLP416||Medical Aspects of Speech Language Pathology||3|
|SLP456||Practicum 2: Clinical Methods & Therapy 3||6|
|SLP466||Practicum 3: Advanced Clinical Method & Therapy 4||9|
3 : Internships to a minimum requirement of 200 Clinical Hours
4 : Internships to a minimum requirement of 300 Clinical Hours. All other major requirements must have been completed before taking this course and no other courses can be taken at the same time
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