Selection Programmes - BA (Speech-Language Pathology)

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BA (Speech-Language Pathology)


What does the programme entail?

This programme is aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of normal speech and language processes within the framework of human communication (infants, children, adults).

The possible causes and symptomatology of speech, voice and language disorders, as well as the scientific basis of intervention in the case of a person with a speech and/or language disorder, or those at risk of developing such pathology, are included. Therapy (intervention) can occur in a one-on-one situation, through group therapy, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, or using community-based intervention programmes. Practical skills in therapeutic techniques for improving speech, voice and language are acquired. The qualification complies with international requirements.

Core modules
Core modules include anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, psychology, communication pathology, neuro-anatomy, an African language, neurophysiology, integrated health leadership, research, audiology, speech-language pathology and speech science.
Postgraduate studies
Postgraduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels are possible in a variety of study fields.
• Full-time MA (Speech-Language Pathology) to be completed in one year, or part-time over a more extended period
• PhD (Speech-Language Pathology) 
Contact the Department for more information on postgraduate study options.
For more information about this programme, please contact Dr. Salome Geertsema (Email: [email protected] or Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3614).
Published by Steven Roberto Green

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