Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Communication Therapy
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1222 Anatomy and Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT1038 Introduction to Communication and Communication Disorders 10 ECTS (NC)
CMT1103 Typical Development between 0 and 5 Years 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1070 Grammar (Syntax and Morphology) 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1150 Sound - Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN2155 Developmental Psycholinguistics: The Acquisition of a First Language 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1615 Developmental Psychology - Child and Adolescent 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1224 Anatomy of the Head and Neck 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT1101 Introduction to Semantics for Communication Therapy (CT) Students 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT1102 Introduction to Pragmatics for Communication Therapy (CT) Students 2 ECTS (NC)
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1012 Genetics 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT1031 Professional Skills 2 ECTS (NC)
LIN1060 Tools and Techniques in the Analysis of Language 2 ECTS (NC)

During the second semester of the first year of study students are required to register for an optional study-unit to the value of 2 ECTS credits.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT2043 Voice Disorders 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT2048 Specific Language Disorders in Childhood (including Developmental Speech Disorders and Written Language Disorders) 6 ECTS (NC)
CMT2304 Speech and Language Clinic A 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT2046 Hearing Impairment 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT2053 Fluency Disorders 1 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT2171* Clinical Audiology 2 ECTS
ENG2056 English Morphology and Syntax 4 ECTS
MAL2005 Is-Sintassi tal-Malti 2 ECTS
PSY2405 Psychology of Learning for Health Carers 4 ECTS

*Students are required to register for CMT2171 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 as directed by the Board.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1010 Neuroanatomy 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT2021 Audiology 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT2022 E.N.T. 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT2034 Communication Disorders and Intellectual Disability 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT2054 Fluency Disorders 2 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT2171* Clinical Audiology 2 ECTS
FSD3003 Holistic Interventions for Speech and Language Pathologists: Keeping the Family in Mind 2 ECTS
LIN2350 Issues in Phonetics and Phonology 4 ECTS (NC)
MAL2021 Il-Fonetika u l-Fonoloġija tal-Malti 2 ECTS
MED2104 Neurology 2 ECTS (NC)
PHB2015 Neurophysiology 2 ECTS

*Students are required to register for CMT2171 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 as directed by the Board.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for an optional study-unit to the value of 4ECTS credits.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT3021 Further Related Sciences: Orthodontics, Paediatrics and Geriatrics 4 ECTS
CMT3310 Case File 1 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT3312 Speech and Language Clinic B 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT2051 Clinical Phonology 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT3047 Clinical Semantics and Pragmatics 4 ECTS (NC)
HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
SOR0210* Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS

*Students going on an Erasmus Exchange Programme are required to register for SOR0210 during Year 4.

Recommended Optional Study-unit

LIN2070 Maltese Sign Language 1: Beginners Course 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT3040 Language and Psychiatry 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT3042 Prevention and Early Intervention of Communication Difficulties 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT3045 Alternative/Augmentative Means of Communication 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT3048 Communication and Ageing: A Clinical Perspective 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT3049 Neurogenic Disorders 6 ECTS (NC)
CMT3311 Client Presentation 1 4 ECTS (NC)
COU3202 Basic Counselling Skills for Trainee Health Professionals 4 ECTS (NC)
PSY2408 Understanding Psychological Assessment - A Transdisciplinary Approach 2 ECTS

Recommended Optional Study-unit

LIN3070 Maltese Sign Language 2: Intermediate Course 2 ECTS




Summer Period

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT3308** Alternative Service Delivery 10 ECTS (NC)

** Students going on an Erasmus Exchange Programme are required to register for CMT3313 instead of CMT3308.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 4: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT4200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)
CMT4311 Speech and Language Clinic C 6 ECTS (NC)
CMT4513 Clinical Linguistics 10 ECTS (NC)
CMT4514 Language Pathology and Communication Therapy 1 6 ECTS (NC)
CMT4515 Language Pathology and Communication Therapy 2 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY3400 Applied Psychology for Health Carers 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT4032 Drama/Music/Art Therapy 2 ECTS
IHC1007 Ethics for Health Professions 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CMT4309 Case File 2 2 ECTS (NC)
CMT4310 Client Presentation 2 4 ECTS (NC)
CMT4512 Applied Neurology 6 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year 4: 60 ECTS credits
Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Communication Therapy: 240 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019' and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 5 May 2021
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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