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Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology*

Programme Overview and Aims

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Programme Overview and Aims

*formerly known as Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the revised programme title is subject to the University’s approval.

 

This five-year full-time programme offers students a solid theoretical background in normal human communication and its disorders as well as in related disciplines of medicine, psychology, English and Cantonese linguistics and hearing sciences.

Speech-language pathologists assess and treat individuals with a wide range of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders and other communication difficulties. Speech-language pathologists 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 are eligible to apply to be "Member of Register of Speech Therapists accredited by Department of Health" and are qualified to practise as registered speech-language pathologists in Hong Kong. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists. The degree is equivalent in content to similar courses in Australia and New Zealand. Graduates are also highly suitable for post-graduate studies in this or allied disciplines. 

 

Programme Features

  • 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, all students are required to complete a research project.
  • 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.

 

Powerpoint file for thematic talk
(JUPAS Information Week 2022)
   

 

JUPAS Information Week 2022 - Thematic Talk
Topic:
Ingredients to be a competent speech therapist
By Dr Estella Ma, Admissions Tutor of BSc(Sp&HearSc)

 

HKU Virtual Information Day 2021 - Online Admissions Talk 
By Dr Estella Ma, Admissions Tutor of BSc(Sp&HearSc)

 

“A Learning Journey Like No Other” Video Series
Jason Lai, BSc(Sp&HearSc) Graduate

 

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*formerly known as Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the revised programme title is subject to the University’s approval.