Audiology and Speech Therapy

Contribute to improve rehabilitation services sector in Speech, Language and Hearing presented in Palestine, and to graduate and highly qualified competent speech and language therapists and Audiologists in ​​communication disorders and speech, language and hearing problems. Raising the local community awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention of speech, language and hearing problems.

  • Understand the normal development of language, speech and hearing  in children, and importance of having normal basics of biology, environment and psychology for typical communication development.
  • Understand various theories that attempt to explain the reasons and the nature of different communication disorders, as well as the different treatment methods that may be used.
  • Identify the different types of problems and communicative disorders and their symptoms: Articulation disorders, Fluency disorders, Voice and resonance problems, Swallowingdisorders, language disorders and hearing problems.
  • Assessing the severity of the problems and identify their causes.
  • make an individual treatment plan for each case according to the diagnosis and the strengths and weaknesses of each client, the extent of family support and other factors.
  • Identify the best approaches to be used in therapy for different cases and different disorders based on scientific principles and research based practice.
  • Ability to use different devices and instrumentations in the clinic and to use them to in the assessment, treatment, and monitoring the progress of the cases.
  • Choose the appropriate tools and procedures for evaluation and treatment.
  • Choose the appropriate activities to achieve goals in therapy sessions.
  • creatively manage the therapy sessions and to deal with any emergency occurring during the session.
  • Ability to modify the treatment plan for the client when necessary.
  • Language Pathologist at the Health Governmental institutions.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Private Clinics.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Schools.
  • Speech and language Pathologist at Hospitals and Centers that provide Rehabilitation services.
  • Audiologist at Private Clinics.
  • Audiologist at Hospitals.
  • Participate in any research project about communication disorders in general (Speech, Language or Hearing).

The students have to complete 129 credit hours distributed as the following general components:

Component

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21

Faculty Requirements

27

Program Requirements

75

Professional elective

6

Total    

129

A. Audiology and Speech Therapy Program required courses (69 credit hours):

Course number

Prerequisite

SPAU131 | INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING DISORDERS

 

SPAU132 | ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING

NURS 130

SPAU232 | CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

SPAU 237, PSYC236

SPAU233 | INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOLOGY

SPAU 131, SPAU 132

SPAU234 | ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES

SPAU 131

SPAU235 | LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

SPAU 131, SPAU 232

SPAU236 | FLUENCY DISORDERS

SPAU 131, SPAU 232, SPAU 239

SPAU313 | CLINICAL OBSERVATION SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING DISORDERS

SPAU 233, SPAU 234, SPAU 235

SPAU314 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH - LANGUAGE DISORDERS 1

SPAU 313, SPAU 236, SPAU 328

SPAU315 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM AUDIOLOGY 1

SPAU 313, SPAU 334, SPAU 328

SPAU328 | PRINCIPLES OF EVALUATION, DIAGNOSIS, AND REPORT WRITING IN CD

SPAU232 , SPAU 233, SPAU 234

SPAU332 | HEARING AIDS 1

SPAU 233, SPAU 238

SPAU334 | DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY

SPAU 233

SPAU335 | ARTICULATION DISORDERS

SPAU238, SPAU132, SPAU232

SPAU336 | VOICE AND RESONANCE DISORDERS

SPAU131, SPAU132, SPAU238

SPAU337 | MEDICAL ASPECTS OF HEARING LOSS

SPAU334

SPAU338 | HEARING AIDS 2

SPAU334, SPAU332

SPAU339 | SPEECH AND LANGUAGE REHABILITATION FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

SPAU235, SPAU332

SPAU425 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH - LANGUAGE DISORDERS 2

SPAU314, SPAU335

SPAU426 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM AUDIOLOGY 2

SPAU315, SPAU332, SPAU334

SPAU430 | SWALLOWING DISORDER

SPAU336

SPAU433 | REHABILITATION OF CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

SPAU231, SPAU235, SPAU239

SPAU434 | NEURO SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS

SPAU237, SPAU132, SPAU232

SPAU436 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH - LANGUAGE DISORDERS 3

SPAU425, SPAU433, SPAU434

SPAU437 | CLINICAL PRACTICUM AUDIOLOGY 3

SPAU337, SPAU338, SPAU426

SPAU438 | RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

NURS232, SPAU234, SPAU425, SPAU426

B. Audiology and Speech Therapy Program Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

Course number

Prerequisite

SPAU431 | PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL MANAGEMENT

SPAU234, SPAU314, SPAU315

SPAU432 | ALTERNATIVE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

SPAU231, SPAU235, SPAU433

SPAU435 | DYSLEXIA

SPAU232, SPAU238

SPAU439 | TEACHING METHODS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

SPAU231, SPAU233, SPAU 38, SPAU339

SPAU440 | Special Topic

Level 4 and department approval