The Department of Speech and Language Pathology at NIU offers a four-year undergraduate honors degree in Speech and Language Pathology, which is a professionally recognized qualification. Speech and Language Pathology is an allied medical field that is engaged in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of communication disorders, including speech, hearing, and language, swallowing and oral function disorders in both the adult and pediatric population. Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals trained in identification of communication, swallowing and oral function disorders, provision of habilitation/rehabilitation services appropriate to the problems identified and making referrals to medical and other professional services necessary for rehabilitation.

 

The program combines both theoretical knowledge and clinical experience necessary for the solution of communication problems. For developing good professional and clinical skills, students are rotated to different hospital settings and special institutes (Fatima Memorial Hospital, Sheikh Zayed hospital, Combined Military Hospital Lahore, Ameen Maktab and Fountain House) to gain hands on experience. The department aims to produce professionals capable of addressing health care needs of children and adults with communication, swallowing and oral-function disorders in a variety of different contexts including schools, hospitals, clinics / centers for special needs and through private practice.

 

Road Map

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication skills 3 (3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) 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 – I 3 (3-0) BASC 121 Human Psychology 3(3-0)
    BASC 132 General Pathology – II 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
SLP 201 Clinical Linguistics 3 (2-1) SLP 211 Clinical Medical Studies (Medicine) 2 (2-0)
SLP 202 Introduction to Language & Communication 2 (2-0) PKST 101 Pakistan studies 2 (2-0)
SLP 204 Developmental Paeds 2 (1-1) SLP 215 Disorders of Fluency/Stammering-I 2 (2-0)
SLP 203 Clinical Supervised Practice-I 2 (0-2) SLP 212 Clinical Supervised Practice-II 2 (0-2)
SLP 206 Otorhinolaryngology-I 2 (2-0) ECON 100 Fundamental of Economics 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) SLP 213 Otorhinolaryngology-II 2 (2-0)
BASC 205 Psychiatry 2 (2-0) SLP 214 Clinical Phonetics 2 (2-0)
Summer Semester
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3(2-1) BHSC 200 Behavioral Sciences 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
SLP 321 Motor Speech Disorders 3 (2-1) SLP 331 Language Disorders in Adults & Children 3 (2-1)
  Free Elective 3(3-0) SLP 332 Voice, Resonance, Craniofacial Disorder – I 2 (2-0)
SLP 322 Clinical Supervised Practice – III 3(0-3) SLP 333 Swallowing Disorder – I 2 (2-0)
SLP 323 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 3(2-1) SLP 334 Clinical Supervised Practice – IV 3 (0-3)
SLP 324 Disorders of Fluency/Stammering – II 2(1-1) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
    SLP 335 Neuroscience For SLP 2(2-0)
Semester 7 Semester 8
SLP 441 Professional aspects of SLP 1 (1-0) SLP 451 AAC For Children & Adults 2( 2-0)
RSM 400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) SLP 499 Research Project 6 (0-6)
SLP 442 Swallowing Disorder – II 2 (1-1) SLP 452 Supervised Clinical Practice – VI 3 (0-3)
SLP 443 Learning Disabilities 2 (2-0) SLP 453 Diagnostics & Clinical Decision Making SLP 2 (2-0)
SLP 444 Supervised Clinical Practice – V 3(0-3) SLP 455 Evidence Based Practice In Rehabilitation 2 (2-0)
  Free Elective – II 3 (3-0) SLP 454 Hearing Sciences 2(2-0)
SLP 445 Voice, Resonance, Craniofacial Disorder – II 2(2-0)    

 

Key Information

Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

 

Eligibility

12 years of education with background in Biology and Chemistry