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|
|Language of instruction 授課語言||Chinese and English|
Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
|School of Health Sciences and Sports, School of Languages and Translation, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Applied Sciences.|
Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme
|Chung Shan Medical University (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;
Chinese and English;
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. The main objectives as following:
- Equip students with knowledge in behavioural sciences, speech and hearing sciences, as well as speech and hearing disorders.
- Equip students with knowledge in assessment, treatment, counseling and other professional knowledge related to speech, language and swallowing impairment.
- Enable students to employ professional techniques in assessment and intervention in language, speech and swallowing disorders.
- Enable students to demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills.
- Enable students to demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and attitudes of holistic care, respect and compassion.
- Enable students to recognize the international trend of speech and hearing disorders and develop the spirits of social involvement and lifelong learning.
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 responsiblility.
Academic contents 學術內容
|A1||Knowledge in behavioural sciences, speech and hearing sciences, as well as speech and hearing disorders.|
|A2||Knowledge in assessment, treatment, counseling and other professional knowledge related to speech, language and swallowing impairment.|
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
|B1||Employ professional techniques in assessment and intervention in language, speech and swallowing disorders.|
|B2||Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills.|
|C1||To demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and attitudes of holistic care, respect and compassion.|
|C2||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 syllabi 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 one to two hours in duration. Examination papers are reviewed by the internal Examination Board. All examination papers go through a moderation marking procedure. 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.
Learning Module Title
Learning Module Code
Learning Module Selection Status
Year of Study
|Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences||STIS1101||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Introduction to Language and Speech Disorders||STID1102||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Anatomy for Speech and Language||STAN1102||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Medical English (I)||STEN1101||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Information Technology Fundamentals||COMP1130||2||Compulsory||1||1|
|Medical English (II)||STEN1102||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI1110||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|Essentials of Clinical Audiology and Hearing Disorders||STCA2101||3||Compulsory||2||1|
|Counseling in Communication Disorders||STCO2101||2||Compulsory||2||1|
|Child Language Disorders||STCD2102||3||Compulsory||2||2|
|Basic Practicum in Speech Language Pathology||STPR2102||2||Compulsory||2||2|
|Behavior Modification and Application||STBM2102||2||Compulsory||2||2|
|Case Study of Speech Disorders in Children||STCS2102||2||Compulsory||2||2|
|History and Culture of Macao||HIST2100||2||Compulsory||2||1|
|Motor Speech Disorders||STMS3101||2||Compulsory||3||1|
|Evaluation and Assessment of Speech and Language Disorders||STEA3101||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Practicum in Communicative Disorders||STPR3101||2||Compulsory||3||1|
|Treatment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology||STTP3101||2||Compulsory||3||1|
|Augmentative and Alternative Communication||STAC3101||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology||STET3101||1||Compulsory||3||1|
|Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||STPR3102||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Adult Language Disorders||STAL3102||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Case Studies of Speech and Language Disorders||STCS3102||2||Compulsory||3||2|
|Communicative Disorders in Craniofacial Deficits: Cleft Lip and/or Palate||STCL3102||2||Compulsory||3||2|
|Seminar on Autism||STAU3102||2||Compulsory||3||2|
|Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Disorders||STPR4101||12||Compulsory||4||1|
|Independent Study of Speech-Language Disorders||STTH4102||9||Compulsory||4||2|
|Social Welfare Policy||STSW4102||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|Public Health and Preventive Medicine||STPP4102||2||Compulsory||4||2|
What are the Entry Requirements? 入學條件
<1> General qualifications
According to Article 3 of Academic Regulations Governing Bachelor's Degree Programmes of MPI,
An applicant shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme of the Institute if s/hea) holds a qualification not lower than Grade 12 or the equivalent, andb) fulfils other admission criteria prescribed by the programme of study concerned.
An applicant of age 23 or above, proven to possess relevant capabilities (especially in the entrance examination(s) of MPI), shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme with a waiver on the requirement in item a) of above point.
<2> Having passed the medical examination.
Note: 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.
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 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 various student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Information Technology Department and the Campus Management and Development Department, 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 at least 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.