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MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies

Course Description

This course is recognised by the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the UK Health and Care Professions Council. It gives you the training you need to take a professional qualification in speech and language therapy. You’ll learn how to assess and manage a range of commu

Course content

The course follows six main themes:

Communication – linguistics, psychology and how this relates to speech and language pathology.
Participation and Society – how the study of sociology and social and health psychology impact on speech and language therapy.
Research – develop the research skills essential to providing evidence-based health care.
Biomedical Sciences – anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology, and how to link them to speech and language pathology.
Key Clinical Skills – develop your professional competence.
Clinical Placement – put your skills to work for a range of clients with communication impairments.
nication and swallowing disorders. Your skills will be put into practice through a series of clinical placements throughout the course.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and interaction via MOLE, a University online learning environment. Some practical teaching takes place in the University’s human pathology laboratories. Assessment is by exams, coursework and evaluation of clinical work. You’ll complete a research-based systematic review of a clinically relevant topic in the second year of the programme.

Visit the MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Minimum of a 2:1 in any subject. You must have work experience relevant to speech and language therapy. For detailed information about what we look for in applications, application deadlines and our shortlisting process, see our website. If you are shortlisted, we’ll ask you to come to an interview. You must produce an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a health screening before starting the course. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 8.0 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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