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University of Limerick Speech Pathology Program Graduate Entry

  

KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of University of Limerick in Australia.  Canadian applications to Limerick’s Speech and Language program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Program Overview

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered over two years full-time as a route to qualification for professional practice for applicants who have already attained a degree. The Master of Science degree is undertaken through an intensive programme of full-time study involving academic and placement modules over two years including summer study periods. Placement components form a cornerstone of studies in Speech and Language Therapy.

On completion of this course, graduates will have the necessary skills to undertake:

  • Effective and competent Speech & Language Therapy practice
  • Assessment and diagnosis of human communication and swallowing disorders
  • Treatment plans for the remediation of human communication and swallowing disorders
  • Critical evaluation and application of the scientific evidence base in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Ethically based professional actions
  • Effective clinical reasoning & decision making with reference to evidence-based practice
  • Effective change management
  • Actions that support self-determination of all clients
  • Actions that demonstrate the application of principles of reflective practice
  • Collaborative and co-operative work with other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary teamwork environment
  • Critical evaluation of the health and welfare legislation and service delivery in Ireland, Europe and internationally

Course Structure

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy is a five semester course, incorporating a 5 week summer semester as well as the normal autumn and spring semesters in Year 1 and 2.  As a graduate entry accelerated masters, the workload is consistently high across the program and you should expect to attend every day during semester. There is also a week of induction before the beginning of the first year and a week of pre-semester teaching before semesters 2 and 5. The completion of 150 sessions (over 500 hours) of placement, some of which take place outside of normal semester weeks, adds to the intensity of the  course. Please note that the course structure is always under review so may differ from this in  future years.

Clinical Work Experience

Clinical Placement is an integral part of the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification). It is organized by the Practice Education Co-ordinator and takes place throughout the two years of the programme. Students will complete 150 sessions (over 500 hours) of placement, some of which take place outside of normal semester weeks.  Students will be placed in different sites around Ireland and there may be opportunities for some placements to take place outside of Ireland. There is no financial support for placement: students will need to cover their travel and accommodation costs associated with placement. Placements frequently involve considerable travel.

Limerick Speech and Language Therapy School

Entry Requirements

Honours Bachelor degree or equivalent, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 75%.  Other supporting documents may be required.

ISAT

For international applicants the International Student Admissions Test; ISAT, will be used to select candidates.  Applicants must have sat the exam by 31st January in year of which they wish to apply.

Contact KOM for more information.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The programme has approval from the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.  Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and for registration in other parts of the world. You will be able to work in a diverse range of environments including schools, hospitals and community settings and with a diverse range of clinical populations.

It is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the Speech Pathology/Therapy profession in Canada.  Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master of Science – Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)
Length of Program:2 years
Next Intake:August 2020
Interview:No
Applications Open:November 1st 2019
Application Deadline:February 7th 2020
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Country:Ireland