Programme Overview and Aims
Speech therapists assess and treat individuals with a wide range of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders and other communication difficulties. Speech therapists work with individuals of all ages in various settings such as hospitals, schools, pre-school centres and private clinics.
This programme has obtained the full endorsement status by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists. Graduates from the programme will be accepted as eligible to apply to be Member of Register of Speech Therapists accredited by Department of Health. They are able to practise as speech therapists in Hong Kong, and they are eligible for membership of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists. The degree is equivalent in content to similar courses in Australia and North America. Graduates are also well qualified for post-graduate studies in this or allied disciplines.
- The curriculum employs a student-centered, “Translational Learning” approach.
- The medium of classwork is English with a strong emphasis on active participation, problem-solving and presentations in small discussion groups.
- In the final year, students are required to complete a research dissertation.
- During the course, students are required to complete over 300 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The clinical programme is conducted predominantly in Cantonese. This programme therefore offers students a unique bilingual education and training.
- A strong emphasis is placed on students’ ability to integrate theory and clinical practice, and on their development of the necessary interpersonal and basic research skills.
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