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UKZN Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology .

Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy

CHS – SPLT 1 Selection for the Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy

Candidates are eligible to apply for selections to register for the qualification of Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy provided they have

  1. a) an NSC degree pass with English, Life Orientation level 4 and Mathematics 3 and Life Sciences or Physical Science at Level 3

(b)            30 points excluding Life Orientation

 

CHS – SPLT 2 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy

The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy, comprising modules with a total credit point value of 512 credit points as approved by the Senate, shall extend over eight semesters of full-time study. All modules in the curriculum shall be compulsory.

CHS – SPLT 3 Progression requirements

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid either warning for slow academic progress or exclusion from the University, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below.

CHS – SPLT4 Attendance

Attendance to all practical and clinical modules are compulsory.

 

Number Semesters 

registered

Min. Progression 

requirements

“At Risk” threshold 

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
1 32 56 80
2 64 96 128
3 108 144 192
4 144 192 256
5 180 240 320
6 216 288 384
7 252 336 448
8 288 384 512

CHS – SPLP5 Statutory Body Requirements

No student shall be allowed to graduate unless 400 hours of clinical work has been completed.

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy (B-SLT)
Code Name of Module Credits Sem
Level 1
ANAT115 Introduction to Anatomy & Neuroanatomy 16 1
CPSL143 Introduction to Human Communication Science 16 1
CPSL142 Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics 16 1
ANAT119 Head & Neck 16 2
CPAU142 Audiological Principles and Practices for Speech Language Therapists 16 2
CPSL141 Introduction to Development Communication Disorders 16 2
PSYC102 Introduction to Psychology B 16 2
Choose ONE of the following isiZulu Modules:
ZULN101 Basic isiZulu languages Studies A 16 1
ZULM105 Academic Writing 16 1
ZULN101 (non-Zulu speaking students) ZULM105 (Zulu speaking students)
  Total credits: level 1 128  
LEVEL 2
HLSC241 Clinical management of communication related disorders 16 1
CPSL241 Developmental Language Disorders 16 1
CPAU243 Alternative Communication and Deaf Culture 16 1
CPAU242 Clinical Practice: Audiological Assessment For Speech Language Therapists 16 1
CPSL245 Speech Disorders: Cleft, Voice And Fluency 16 2
HLSC116 Community Studies 16 2
BHME222 Health and Illness Behaviour 16 2
CPSL246 Clinical Practice: Speech Sound System Disorders 16 1 & 2
  Total credits: level 2 128  
LEVEL 3
CPAU343 Aural Rehabilitation for Speech Language Therapists 16 1
HLSC340 Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences 16 2
CPSL344 Developmental Communication Disorders A 16 1
CPSL346 Developmental Communication Disorders B 16 2
CPSL341 Acquired Communication Disorders & Dysphagia A 24 1
CPSL347 Acquired Communication Disorders & Dysphagia B 16 2
CPSL349 Clinical Practice: Developmental Language Disorders  16 1 & 2
CPSL345 Clinical Practice: Speech Disorders voice and fluency 16 1 & 2
  Total credits: level 3 136  
Level 4      
CPSL441 Special Topics 16 1
CPSL457 Clinical Practice: Initial Assessment 16 1&2
CPSL444 Clinical Practice: Community Based Rehabilitation 16 1&2
CPSL443 Clinical Practice: Developmental Communication Disorders A 16 1&2
CPSL445 Clinical Practice: Developmental Communication Disorders B 16 1&2
CPSL446 Clinical Practice: Acquired Communication Disorders & Dysphagia 16 1&2
CPSL447 Research Practice 32 Year
  Total credits at level 4 

Total credits for the degree

128 

512

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