WHAT IS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY/THERAPY?

Speech and Language Therapy is the treatment, support and care of people who have difficulties with communication or swallowing. This may include difficulties with Speech, Language and Cognition (thought process) or Physical Processes.

 BS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology is a four-year degree program in the field of Applied Sciences, dealing with the study of human communications, its development, and the functional and organic disorders that may affect it. This BS program prepares speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Additionally, the program prepares SLPs to provide aural rehabilitation for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Progressive Neurological Disorders. 

WHY SLP AT NIU?

  1. Our degrees are based on hands-on practice with a good balance of theory and practical work.
  2. At NIU you can take advantage of small class sizes, work and study with students from other allied health disciplines.
  3. As a graduate of Speech and Language with a minor in Psychology, you will have excellent employment prospects in multiple rehabilitation settings. You can go to work in hospitals, schools and private clinics.
  4. The key feature of the course is our in-house clinic at Fatima Memorial Hospital where you will benefit from special facilities and training. At NIU, you will maximize your clinical skills through clinical placements in a diverse range of settings such as schools and hospitals

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SLP is a unique program and has very high job placement opportunities both in Government and in Non- Government sectors, not only in Pakistan but also in foreign countries.

 Speech and Language Pathologists can also start their own Speech Clinic and work in the following settings.

  1. Hospitals
  2. Rehabilitation centers
  3. Private practice
  4. Colleges and Universities
  5. Special education schools /organization

FURTHER STUDY/ PATHWAYS

  1. MS Speech and Language Pathology
  2. MS Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  3. PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

OUR CLINICS

  1. Speech Therapy Clinic at NUR international University
  2. Speech Therapy Clinic at FMH
Faculty Applied Sciences
Department Speech and Language Pathology
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 131
Intake Fall Semester
Semester 1 Semester 2
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Functional English 3(3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication skills 3(3-0)
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3 (2-1) MATH 101 Mathematics 3(3-0)
BASC 101 Basic Anatomy – I 3(3-0) BASC 102 Basic Anatomy – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 111 Basic Physiology – I 3(3-0) BASC 112 Basic Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology 3(3-0)  BASC 141 Human Psychology 3(3-0)
SLP 101 Human communication Disorders 2(2-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
SLP 201 Language and Linguistics

General Elective – 1

2(2-0)

3(3-0)

SLP 211 Medicine

General Elective II

2(2-0)

3(3-0)

SLP 202 Developmental Paediatrics  3(3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan studies 2(2-0)
SLP 103 Technical writing and presentational skills 2(2-0) SLP 215 Neurosciences for SLP 2(2-0)
SLP 203 Otorhinolaryngology-I 2(2-0) SLP 212 Clinical supervised practice-I 2 (0-2)
ISLM 101 Islamic studies 2(2-0) Slp 213 Otorhinolaryngology-II

General Elective –  III

2 (2-0)

3(3-0)

BASC 204 Psychiatry 2(2-0) SLP 214 Phonetics & Phonology 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
SLP 321 Fluency Disorders 2 (2-0) SLP 331 Acoustics and Audiology 2 (2-0)
SLP 322 Clinical supervised practice-II 2 (2-0) SLP 333 Aphasia 3(3-0)
SLP 323 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 2 (2-0) SLP 334 Clinical supervised practice-III 3(3-0)
SLP 324 Voice Disorders 2 (2-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
SLP 305 Language Disorders 2 (2-0) General Elective –VI 3(3-0)
General Elective –IV

General Elective –V

3(3-0)

3(3-0)

Semester 7 Semester 8
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
SLP 441 Ethics In Speech and Language Pathology 2(2-0) SLP 451 Alternative Augmentative Communication 2 (2-0)
RSM 400 Research Methodologies 3(3-0) SLP 499 Research Project 6 (0-6)
SLP 442 Dysphagia 3(3-0) SLP 452 Evidence Based Practice In SLP 2 (2-0)
SLP 443 Motor speech disorders 3(3-0) SLP 453 Supervised Clinical Practice – V 2 (2-0)
SLP 444 Supervised Clinical Practice – IV 2(0-2) SLP 454 Sign Language 2 (2-0)
SLP 445

SLP 446

Cranio facial and Resonance Disorder

Behaviour management in SLP

3(3-0)

2(2-0)

Applicants who have successfully completed one of the following:

  • F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) with at least 60% marks.
  • O levels (in at least 6 subjects) and A levels (with 3 subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
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