What is speech and Language Pathology?

Speech-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 processes), or physical processes.

 

Why Study Speech and Language Pathology at NIU?

At NIU you can take advantage of small class sizes, work and study with students from other allied health disciplines.

Our degrees is based on hands-on practice with a good balance of theory and practical work. During your studies you’ll get to work with people of all ages at clinics. You’ll graduate with skills and knowledge that can change lives of individuals with communication difficulties.

 

Career Opportunities and Scope.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to work professionally as a Speech and Language Pathologist in a wide variety of fields, nationally and internationally, including schools, community health centers, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes, private practice and specialist disability services. You could also take on academic and research roles.

With the current shortage of speech pathologists in Pakistan, your job prospects are strong. Speech pathologists are particularly required in the fields of education, pediatrics and disability services. Graduate in speech-language pathology will be able to:

  1. Meet eligibility for international certification
  2. Meet eligibility teacher certification in speech-language pathology
  3. Be employed in a medical facility, school or private practice setting
  4. Be prepared for admission into a M.Phil-level program
Speech and Language Pathology – 4 Years Program  

 

 

                                   Total Credit Hours 131
Semester 1 (17)   Semester 2  (15)
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 (16) Semester 4 (18)
SLP 201  Language and Linguistics 2(2-0) SLP 211 Medicine 2 (2-0)
General Elective-I 3(3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan studies 2(2-0)
SLP 202 Developmental Paediatrics 2(2-0) SLP 215 Neurosciences for SLP 2 (2-0)
SLP 103 Technical writing and presentational skills 3(3-0) SLP 212 Clinical supervised practice-I 2 (0-2)
SLP 203 Otorhinolaryngology-I 2(2-0) General Elective-II 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic studies 2(2-0) SLP 213 Otorhinolaryngology-II 2 (2-0)
BASC 204 Psychiatry 2 (2-0) General Elective-III 3(3-0)
SLP 214 Phonetics & Phonology 2(2-0)
Semester 5 (16) Semester 6 (17)
SLP 321 Fluency Disorders 2 (2-0) SLP 331 Acoustics and Audiology 2 (2-0)
General Elective –IV 3(3-0) General Elective –VI 3 (3-0)
SLP 322 Clinical supervised practice-II 2(0-2) SLP 333 Aphasia 3 (3-0)
SLP 323 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 2(2-0) SLP 334 Clinical supervised practice-III 3 (0-3)
SLP 324 Voice Disorders 2(2-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
General Elective –V 3(3-0) General Elective –VI 3 (3-0)
SLP 305 Language Disorders 2(2-0)
Semester 7 (18) Semester 8 (14)
SLP 441 Ethics In Speech and Language Pathology 2(2-0) SLP 451 Alternative Augmentative Communication 2( 2-0)
RSM 400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) 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 Cranio facial and Resonance Disorder 3 (3-0)
SLP 446 Behaviour management in SLP 2 (2-0)
Speech and Language Pathology – 4 Years Program  

 

 

                                   Total Credit Hours 131
Semester 1 (17)   Semester 2  (15)
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 (16) Semester 4 (18)
SLP 201  Language and Linguistics 2(2-0) SLP 211 Medicine 2 (2-0)
General Elective-I 3(3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan studies 2(2-0)
SLP 202 Developmental Paediatrics 2(2-0) SLP 215 Neurosciences for SLP 2 (2-0)
SLP 103 Technical writing and presentational skills 3(3-0) SLP 212 Clinical supervised practice-I 2 (0-2)
SLP 203 Otorhinolaryngology-I 2(2-0) General Elective-II 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic studies 2(2-0) SLP 213 Otorhinolaryngology-II 2 (2-0)
BASC 204 Psychiatry 2 (2-0) General Elective-III 3(3-0)
SLP 214 Phonetics & Phonology 2(2-0)
Semester 5 (16) Semester 6 (17)
SLP 321 Fluency Disorders 2 (2-0) SLP 331 Acoustics and Audiology 2 (2-0)
General Elective –IV 3(3-0) General Elective –VI 3 (3-0)
SLP 322 Clinical supervised practice-II 2(0-2) SLP 333 Aphasia 3 (3-0)
SLP 323 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 2(2-0) SLP 334 Clinical supervised practice-III 3 (0-3)
SLP 324 Voice Disorders 2(2-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
General Elective –V 3(3-0) General Elective –VI 3 (3-0)
SLP 305 Language Disorders 2(2-0)
Semester 7 (18) Semester 8 (14)
SLP 441 Ethics In Speech and Language Pathology 2(2-0) SLP 451 Alternative Augmentative Communication 2( 2-0)
RSM 400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) 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 Cranio facial and Resonance Disorder 3 (3-0)
SLP 446 Behaviour management in SLP 2 (2-0)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 131
Intake Fall Semester

F.Sc (Pre-medical) with at least 50% marks

O levels (in at least 6 subjects) and A levels (in at least 3 full credit courses Biology, Physics, Chemistry)