Speech and Language Therapy

Information about the Study Programme

NameSPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
Typesecond cycle master study programme
Duration1 year
Number of ECTS60
Orientation/
Study Programme Components:1. general modules
2. professional modules
3. common elective modules
4. master’s thesis

Conditions for Enrolment and Criteria for Selection in the case of Limited Enrolment

Enrolment places are foreseen for up to 30 students.

Conditions for enrolment

Candidates can enrol who have completed:

 

A) a first cycle study programme from an appropriate prior professional area (Paragraph 1, Article 38.a HEA) to the extent of 240 ECTS from the area ISCED 14 (Teacher Education and Education Sciences), as well as ISCED 72 (Health), Speech and Language Therapy Programme.

 

B) a first cycle study programme to the extent of 240 ECTS from other professional areas (Paragraph 2, Article 38.a HEA), provided that prior to enrolment the candidate has completed all of the study obligations required for the continuation of study and demonstrates previously acquired knowledge and competences from the area of Speech and Language Therapy.

 

C) a second cycle study programme to the extent of 180 ECTS from other professional areas (Paragraph 2, Article 38.a HEA), provided that prior to enrolment the candidate has completed all of the study obligations required for the continuation of study and demonstrates previously acquired knowledge and competences from the area of Speech and Language Therapy.

 

D) a high school professional study programme and university study programme to the extent of 180 ECTS accepted according to the legal regulations valid since 2004 from the area ISCED 14 Teacher Education and Education Sciences, and ISCED 72 (Health), Speech and Language Therapy Programme. Prior to enrolment the candidate must complete all of the study obligations required for the continuation of study and demonstrate previously acquired knowledge and competences from the area of Speech and Language Therapy.

 

E) a high school professional study programme to the extent of 180 ECTS from other professional areas, provided that prior to enrolment the candidate has completed all of the study obligations required for the continuation of study and demonstrates previously acquired knowledge and competences from the area of Speech and Language Therapy.

 

Candidates from points B), C) and E) must also demonstrate:
- special talent
- psychophysical ability
- appropriate work experience

Criteria for selection in the case of limited enrolment

The faculty passes a resolution on the limitation of enrolment if the number of applications that fulfil all of the general conditions for enrolment significantly exceeds the number of available study places. In this case, the selection of candidates is undertaken on the basis of the following criteria (Article 41 of the HEA):

  • the average grade achieved in study in the first cycle (60%)
  • the grade of a degree or other form of conclusion of study (20%)
  • a selection exam, in which the candidate demonstrates a familiarity with content from audiology and electroacoustics, phonetics, methods of working with the deaf/hard of hearing, methods of speech therapy on the first level (20%)

The candidate can also demonstrate competences from the third paragraph with suitable certificates of completed education in appropriate areas previously undertaken by the candidates. Appropriate knowledge acquired in undergraduate education over and above 180 ECTS can also be taken into account. If in previous study the candidate did not complete a degree or other form of conclusion of study the average grade in the first cycle is taken into account to the extent of 70%.

 

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Conditions for Advancement through the Programme

Conditions for Advancing from Year to Year

For candidates who undertake the programme as full-time or part-time study and to the basic extent of 60 ECTS there are no conditions for advancement (the study has a duration of only one year).

Conditions for Repeating a Year

The student can repeat a year providing that in the time of the study programme he or she gains at least 18 ECTS from the list of professional obligatory and/or professional elective modules (according to Article 152 of the UL Statute).

 

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Conditions for Concluding Study

In order to conclude study the student must gain all of the foreseen credit points from all of the appropriate parts of the programme. In this regard, credit points gained in other higher education institutions both in Slovenia and abroad (mobility) can be taken into account, as can credit points gained on the basis of recognised knowledge and skills (see point 4.7 of the application for gaining approval) providing these points have been gained in accordance with the UL Statute and the rules of the FEd, and have been confirmed by the faculty organs.

 

Irrespective of the provision of the previous paragraph, candidates enrolling in the second cycle programme must gain at least 30 ECTS in a FEd UL study programme and at least 24 ECTS from the professional module of this programme.

 

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Subject Schedule of the Study Programme with Foreseen Responsible Persons

1st Year, 1st Semester

 

GENERAL MODULES
General obligatory Module
The Methodology of Scientific Research
General Elective Module
Information Communication Technology in Education, Pedagogical Aspects of the Inclusion of Marginalised Groups, Responses to Difference and the Formation of Identity, Institutional Aspects of Difference, Non-Discriminatory Operation, Interdisciplinary Seminar, Forming the Educational Plan of the School and Kindergarten, Child Abuse, School and Kindergarten, The Form Teacher, The Theoretical and Experiential Bases of Supervision

 

PROFESSIONAL MODULES
Obligatory Modules
Theories of Communication and Theories of Information, Management in Speech and Language Therapy
Elective Module
Interdisciplinary Knowledge in Speech Therapy
Early Intervention and Differential Diagnosis in Speech Therapy, Language Conditioned Disorders in the School Period, Assessing Communication Progress, Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum
Interdisciplinary Knowledge of the Communication of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Linguistic, Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Sign Language, The Interpretation and Notation of Sign Language

 

1st Year, 2nd Semester

 

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE MODULES
Interdisciplinary Knowledge in Clinical Speech Therapy
The Multilayered Nature of the Disorder of Stuttering, Vocal Disorders in Professional Users of the Voice, Degenerative and Traumatic Neurological Spoken Language Disorders,
Interdisciplinary Knowledge in Language Therapy
The Culture and Mental Health of the Deaf, Inclusion of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Hearing and Speaking Training and Electroacoustic Aids, Acoustic Measurement and Audiometry

 

COMMON ELECTIVE MODULES (various responsible persons)

 

MASTER’S THESIS

 

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