Education & Health Sciences:Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc
Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc
Application Deadline: 8th February 2019 (teaching begins in August 2019)
Programme Specific Frequently Asked Questions
The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered over two years full-time as a route to qualification for professional practice for applicants who have already attained a degree. The programme has approval from the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.
The Master of Science degree is undertaken through an intensive programme of full-time study involving academic and placement modules over two years including summer study periods. Placement components form a cornerstone of studies in Speech and Language Therapy.
- Provide graduate entry studies (NFQ level 9) in the clinical health science specialty of Speech & Language Therapy to suitable applicants, resulting in the degree of Masters in Speech & Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)
- Prepare scientifically qualified practitioners who are ready to enter the challenging professional field of Speech & Language Therapy.
- Develop and maintain high quality clinical science research and teaching in the specialist field of Speech & Language Therapy at the University of Limerick.
- Provide graduates of the programme with the necessary academic qualification required to apply to register with the Speech & Language Therapy Registration Board.
On completion of the course, graduates will have the necessary skills to undertake:
- Effective and competent Speech & Language Therapy practice
- Assessment and diagnosis of human communication and swallowing disorders
- Treatment plans for the remediation of human communication and swallowing disorders
- Critical evaluation and application of the scientific evidence base in Speech & Language Therapy
- Ethically based professional actions
- Effective clinical reasoning & decision making with reference to evidence-based practice
- Effective change management
- Actions that support self-determination of all clients
- Actions that demonstrate the application of principles of reflective practice
- Collaborative and co-operative work with other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary teamwork environment
- Critical evaluation of the health and welfare legislation and service delivery in Ireland, Europe and internationally
Course Director: Dr Arlene McCurtin
Clinical Therapies Department
Tel : 353-61-234180
Website : www.ul.ie/schoolalliedhealth
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