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Undergraduate Courses

Two degrees are offered:

The B  (Audiology) is a 4 year professional qualification in Audiology which will equip students, through a planned combination of learning outcomes, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with best practice in the profession.

The B (Speech-Language Pathology) is a 4 year professional qualification which will equip students, through a planned combination of learning outcomes, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with best practice in the profession.

For Academic Requirements, please click here

Personal Requirements

  • Sincere interest in the science of communication and its disorders in children and adults
  • Motivation
  • Insight
  • Life experiences
  • Community mindedness
  • Problem solving ability
  • Good communication skills

The subjects that are studied at the undergraduate level include:

FIRST YEAR (Both Speech Pathology & Audiology)

Speech Pathology I

Audiology I

Speech and Hearing Science

Psychology I

Linguistics I

Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology and Audiology I

isiZulu I

SECOND YEAR

Speech-Language Pathology II

Clinical Practical in Speech Pathology II

OR 

Audiology II

Clinical Practical in Audiology II

ALL

Psychology II

Linguistics II

Neuroanatomy for Speech, Language & Hearing

 

THIRD YEAR

Speech Pathology III

Clinical Practical in Speech Pathology III

OR

Audiology III

Clinical Practical in Audiology III

ALL

Psychology III

Clinical Neurology for Speech, Language & Hearing

FOURTH YEAR

Speech Pathology IV

Clinical Practical in Speech Pathology IV

OR 

Audiology IV

Clinical Practical in Audiology

ALL

Educational Principles and Practices for Learners with Special Needs

Applied Neurology

Research Report

Applications

Applications for the undergraduate degree are usually due in June, and prospective students should contact the Student Enrolment Centre. Prospective students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Profession by observing clinicians in a range of settings. It is recommended that at least one of these observations includes a visit to a government clinic and/or hospital in the Speech and/or Audiology departments. Observations of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are also offered by the University at prescribed times. Please contact the Departmental Secretary on 717 4577 or 717 4567.

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