Throughout your time on the BSc (Hons) SLT programme you will study a number of subjects vital for a 21st century SLT, such as reflective practice, anatomy and physiology, linguistics and phonetics, psychology, sociology and disorders of communication and swallowing across the lifespan, and have opportunities for learning how to work in an interprofessional and multi-agency context and within a changing workforce.
During your training with us, our expert lecturers - and service user and clinician guest lecturers - will guide you to be an autonomous and accountable practitioner. You will develop competence and confidence alongside evidence-based knowledge and profession-specific skills.
You will develop a range of clinical skills to employ in practice contexts and by the end of your studies you will have a critical understanding of communication and other disorders relevant to Speech and Language Therapy, and the holistic management of these.
Practice placements will be arranged for you to experience a number of settings where you might work as a speech and language therapist. This could be anything from a hospital ward and outpatient department, to mainstream and special schools, day centres, clients' homes, and even courtrooms, prisons and young offenders' institutions.
Our programme will put people with communication difficulties at the centre of your learning. You will have the opportunity to be taught directly by people with communication difficulties, for example about the impact of a stroke or cancer.