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Audiology and Speech Therapy

Contribute to improve rehabilitation services sector in Speech, Language and Hearing presented in Palestine, and to graduate and highly qualified competent speech and language therapists and Audiologists in ​​communication disorders and speech, language and hearing problems. Raising the local community awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention of speech, language and hearing problems.

  • Understand the normal development of language, speech and hearing  in children, and importance of having normal basics of biology, environment and psychology for typical communication development.
  • Understand various theories that attempt to explain the reasons and the nature of different communication disorders, as well as the different treatment methods that may be used.
  • Identify the different types of problems and communicative disorders and their symptoms: Articulation disorders, Fluency disorders, Voice and resonance problems, Swallowingdisorders, language disorders and hearing problems.
  • Assessing the severity of the problems and identify their causes.
  • make an individual treatment plan for each case according to the diagnosis and the strengths and weaknesses of each client, the extent of family support and other factors.
  • Identify the best approaches to be used in therapy for different cases and different disorders based on scientific principles and research based practice.
  • Ability to use different devices and instrumentations in the clinic and to use them to in the assessment, treatment, and monitoring the progress of the cases.
  • Choose the appropriate tools and procedures for evaluation and treatment.
  • Choose the appropriate activities to achieve goals in therapy sessions.
  • creatively manage the therapy sessions and to deal with any emergency occurring during the session.
  • Ability to modify the treatment plan for the client when necessary.
  • Language Pathologist at the Health Governmental institutions.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Private Clinics.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Schools.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Hospitals and Centers that provide Rehabilitation services.
  • Audiologist at Private Clinics.
  • Audiologist at Hospitals.
  • Participate in any research project about communication disorders in general (Speech, Language or Hearing).
study plan

The students have to complete 131 credit hours distributed as the following general components:

Component

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21-22

Faculty Requirements

26-27

Program Requirements

77

Professional elective

5-7

Total    

131

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Audiology and Speech Therapy Program required courses (77 credit hours)

a . Core courses: (71credit hours)

 

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

SPAU131

Introduction to Speech - Language And Hearing Disorders

 

SPAU132

Anatomy And Physiology Of Speech And Hearing

SPAU130

SPAU2320

Child Language Development

SPAU133, PSYC236

SPAU2330

Introduction to Audiology

SPAU131, SPAU132

SPAU2337

Articulation Disorders

SPAU134, SPAU132, SPAU2320

SPAU2340

Ethics And Legal Issues

SPAU131

SPAU2342

Fluency Disorders

SPAU131, SPAU2320, SPAU2336

SPAU2350

Language Disorders In Children

SPAU131, SPAU2320

SPAU2380

Diagnostic Audiology

SPAU2330

SPAU3110

Clinical Observation Speech - Language And Hearing Disorders

SPAU2330, SPAU2340, SPAU2350

SPAU3140

Clinical Practicum Speech - Language Disorders 1

SPAU3110, SPAU2342, SPAU3210

SPAU3150

Clinical Practicum Audiology 1

SPAU3110, SPAU2380, SPAU3210

SPAU3210

Principles Of Evaluation, Diagnosis, And Report Writing In CD

SPAU2320 , SPAU2330, SPAU2340

SPAU3320

Hearing Aids 1

SPAU2330, SPAU134

SPAU3321

Hearing Aids 2

SPAU2380, SPAU3320

SPAU3330

Voice And Resonance Disorders

SPAU131, SPAU132, SPAU134

SPAU3370

Medical Aspects Of Hearing Loss

SPAU2380

SPAU3390

Speech And Language Rehabilitation For Hearing Impaired

SPAU2350, SPAU3320

SPAU4240  

Clinical Practicum Speech - Language Disorders 2

SPAU3140, SPAU2337

SPAU4250

Clinical Practicum Audiology 2

SPAU3150, SPAU3320, SPAU2380

SPAU4310

Rehabilitation Of Clients With Special Needs

SPAU2310, SPAU2350, SPAU2336

SPAU4330

Swallowing Disorder

SPAU3330 

SPAU4340

Neuro Speech And Language Disorders

SPAU133, SPAU132, SPAU2320

SPAU4370

Research Methods In Communication Disorders

NURS232, SPAU2340, SPAU4240, SPAU4250

SPAU4440

Clinical Practicum Speech - Language Disorders 3

SPAU4240, SPAU4310, SPAU4340

SPAU4450

Clinical Practicum Audiology 3

SPAU3370, SPAU3321, SPAU4250

 

B. Audiology and Speech Therapy Program Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

Course No.

Course title

Prerequisite(s)

SPAU3340

Principles Of Clinical Management

SPAU2340, SPAU3140, SPAU3150

SPAU3350

Dyslexia

SPAU2320, SPAU134

SPAU4320

Alternative Augmentative Communication

SPAU2310, SPAU2350, SPAU4310

SPAU4380 

Special Topic

Level 4 and department approval

SPAU4390

Teaching Methods For The Hearing Impaired

SPAU2310, SPAU2330, SPAU3321


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