Curso de Licenciatura em Ciências de Terapia da Fala e da Linguagem

Awarding body/institution 頒授機構 Macao Polytechnic Institute
Responsible school 負責學校 School of Health Sciences and Sports
Endorsement  in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示 108/2016
Name of final award / programme Title 學位及課程名稱
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy
Duration of study 學習年期 4 years
MPI programme code 理工課程編號 4LTLDCI
FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準 Level 6
Programme Accredited by  專業認可機構 Health Bureau, Macao Government

Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme

School of Languages and Translation, School of Applied Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies.

Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme

Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Programme outline 課程簡介
The programme aims to prepare local graduates to be qualified practitioners who can provide speech therapy services in Cantonese and Mandarin. This programme is designed to meet the growing need for speech therapists to provide relevant services in Macao;
Duration: 4 years;
Teaching Language: Chinese and English;
Mode: Day programme;
Career Prospects:
Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy are eligible for registration as speech therapists in Macao. Upon registration, they can practise as speech therapists at hospitals, social service organisations and other public or private institutions. In addition, graduates can choose to pursue higher degrees.
Programme objectives 課程目標
The programme aims to prepare local graduates to be qualified practitioners who can provide speech therapy services in Cantonese and Mandarin. This programme is designed to meet the growing need for speech therapists to provide relevant services in Macao.
What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
The Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy programme is established to meet the local need for more speech and language services. The programme is expected to prepare students to become qualified speech therapists, who are equipped with knowledge and skills necessary for clinical practice, professional attitudes, global vision, and a sense of social responsibility.
Academic content 學術內容
Knowledge in behavioural sciences, speech and hearing sciences, as well as speech and hearing disorders.
Knowledge in assessment, treatment, counseling and other professional knowledge related to speech, language and swallowing impairment.
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
Employ professional techniques in assessment and intervention in language, speech and swallowing disorders.
Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills.
Attributes 特質
To demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and attitudes of holistic care, respect and compassion.
To recognize the international trend of speech and hearing disorders and develop the spirits of social involvement and lifelong learning.
How will you learn? 如何學習
A variety of teaching methods are applied in each course of this programme, which are clearly listed in the course syllabus readily available to students. The methods include lecturing, small group discussion, individual or group presentations, video demonstration, and clinical case studies, etc. In addition, the School promotes active learning within a context of clear learning objectives. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Clear guidance on basic and supplementary reading is given. In order to better prepare students for future clinical practice, they are provided with plenty of opportunities to participate in various practicum experiences from the second year of the programme. In their final year, students are required to complete a 500-hour internship in different settings in Taiwan.
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
The School schedules an annual Examination Board which considers all student academic profiles and agrees classifications and progression routes. The courses of this programme are assessed by a combination of pop quizzes, oral presentations, written reports, case studies and discussion, class participation, tutorials, practical assessment, midterm tests, and/or final examinations, etc. Clear guidance on all assessment methods, other rules and procedures are provided to students, with special emphasis on how to avoid plagiarism. Examinations are typically two hours in duration. Examination papers are reviewed by the internal Examination Board, and then by External Examiners. All examination papers go through a moderation marking procedure. The first class and failed scripts of each course, together with a representative sample of intermediate scripts, are sent to the External Examiners for quality control. Undergraduates have an opportunity to take the resit examination and if they fail again, they have to retake the failed courses.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
This is a four-year full-time programme that consists of 49 compulsory courses. Students need to complete a total of 138 credits to be awarded the degree. The curriculum is designed to build knowledge and skills cumulatively across the years. The first two years of the programme focus on behavioural sciences, basic speech sciences, speech-language disorders, and a broad range of non-professional courses. In the third year, students study advanced professional courses related to assessment, diagnosis and management of different speech-language disorders. From the second year, students have opportunities to participate in various practicum experiences. In particular, under the supervision of practicing speech therapists in Taiwan, students are required to complete at least 500 hours of internship in different settings during the fourth year of the programme. Students are also required to conduct research projects related to speech-language disorders and present the findings in oral and written formats in the final year.
Course Title
Course Code
Course Selection Status

1st Year of Study 第一學年

Linguistics STLI1101 3 Compulsory 1
General Psychology PSYC1110 3 Compulsory 1
Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences STIS1101 3 Compulsory 1
Developmental Psychology PSYC1120 2 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Language and Speech Disorders STID1102 3 Compulsory 2
Phonetics STPH1102 2 Compulsory 2
Anatomy for Speech and Language STAN1102 3 Compulsory 2
Medical English (I) STEN1101 3 Compulsory 1
Putonghua Communication MAND1100 3 Compulsory 1
General Biology STGB1101 3 Compulsory 1
Information Technology Fundamentals COMP1130 2 Compulsory 1
Physical Education PEDU1120 2 Compulsory 1
Medical English (II) STEN1102 3 Compulsory 2
English Communication STEC1102 3 Compulsory 2
Introduction to Sociology SOCI1110 2 Compulsory 2

2nd Year of Study 第二學年

Language Development STLD2101 3 Compulsory 1
Essentials of Clinical Audiology and Hearing Disorders STCA2101 3 Compulsory 1
Speech Science STSS2101 3 Compulsory 1
Counseling in Communication Disorders STCO2101 2 Compulsory 1
Articulation/Phonological Disorders STAD2101 4 Compulsory 1
Statistics STST2101 2 Compulsory 1
Child Language Disorders STCD2102 3 Compulsory 2
Fluency Disorders STFD2102 2 Compulsory 2
Acoustic Phonetics STAP2102 2 Compulsory 2
Basic Practicum in Speech Language Pathology STPR2102 2 Compulsory 2
Behavior Modification and Application STBM2102 2 Compulsory 2
Special Education STSE2102 2 Compulsory 2
Case Study of Speech Disorders in Children STCS2102 2 Compulsory 2
College Chinese CHIN2150 2 Compulsory 1
History and Culture of Macao HIST2100 2 Compulsory 1

3rd Year of Study 第三學年

Swallowing Disorders STSD3101 3 Compulsory 1
Motor Speech Disorders STMS3101 2 Compulsory 1
Evaluation and Assessment of Speech and Language Disorders STEA3101 3 Compulsory 1
Practicum in Communicative Disorders STPR3101 2 Compulsory 1
Treatment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology STTP3101 2 Compulsory 1
Augmentative and Alternative Communication STAC3101 3 Compulsory 1
Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology STET3101 1 Compulsory 1
Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology STPR3102 3 Compulsory 2
Adult Language Disorders STAL3102 3 Compulsory 2
Aural Rehabilitation STAR3102 3 Compulsory 2
Voice Disorders STVD3102 3 Compulsory 2
Case Studies of Speech and Language Disorders STCS3102 2 Compulsory 2
Communicative Disorders in Craniofacial Deficits: Cleft Lip and/or Palate STCL3102 2 Compulsory 2
Seminar on Autism STAU3102 2 Compulsory 2
Rehabilitation Medicine STRM3102 2 Compulsory 2

4th Year of Study 第四學年

Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Disorders STPR4101 12 Compulsory 1
Independent Study of Speech-Language Disorders STTH4102 9 Compulsory 2
Social Welfare Policy STSW4102 3 Compulsory 2
Public Health and Preventive Medicine STPP4102 2 Compulsory 2
What are the entry requirements? 入學條件
1. Secondary School Graduates (Form 6)
According to Article 28 of the Higher Education Law of Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR), article nº3, applicants being Grade 12 graduate or equivalent and upon successful completion of the entrance examination will be eligible to further his/her studies in a Bachelor degree programme offered by MPI.
According to article 28 of the Higher Education Law of MSAR, article nº9, applicants of age 25 or above and with special ability conditions need not comply with the above mentioned point. Upon successful completion of the entrance examination, the applicant will be eligible to further his/her studies in a Bachelor degree programme offered by MPI. Thus, those who reach the age of 25 before September 1st will also be eligible to participate in the entrance examination.


According to article 4 of Decree-Law 26/2003, the participants who have completed their secondary studies outside of Macao, need the recognition of the Committee for Recognition of Degrees, Diplomas, Curricula and Disciplines and Academic Equivalence before they are eligible to register.
2. Have passed the medical examination.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
Students' feedback is formally collected at four different levels, i.e., class level, school level, institute level, and informal meetings. At the class level, each class is assigned with a class teacher. The meeting between the class teacher and students is held at least once a month. At the school level, the director and programme coordinators of the School hold at least two dialogues with students every year. At the institute level, there are at least two dialogues between students and the senior management board every year. Furthermore, teachers and programme coordinators regularly receive informal feedback from individual students on different occasions, for example, during class breaks, etc. Any issues are discussed and addressed in the monthly staff meeting of the programme.
Academic support 教學支援
Each class is assigned with a class teacher to provide support for students. The virtual learning environment includes information on different courses and supervisory advice for dissertations. Students are also advised on the support services available in the Language and Learning Unit. Students are assigned with dedicated supervisors for their research projects in their last year of study.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
Any students scoring less than 35% of the total mark in the final examination will be given an “F” grade for the course even if the overall grade is 50% or higher.
Support for disabled students 殘疾學生支援
Macao Polytechnic Institute has in place an institution-wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis with the joint effort of the programme and several student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Computer Services Centre, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能
In order to better prepare students for future clinical practice, there is a strong emphasis on internship. All students are required to complete 500 hours of formal internship in the fourth year of the programme. In addition to this formal training, students are exposed to a variety of practicum experiences in the second and third years of study.