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A few words from Speech Language Pathologists... I get the chance to help people.

My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing them improve. I love being in a profession that allows me to work with people who cant communicate. Communication is a cornerstone for a good life. It has guaranteed life-long learning. There are so many areas just within this profession in which I can specialize. If you asked 10 random people walking down the street what speech language pathology is, maybe, just maybe 1 person might know what it is! I find that fascinating about my profession. I cant imagine there are many people who can say that theyre paid to have fun at work, but thats what I do. The smile on a mothers face when her child speaks for the first time - priceless. Knowing that I can play a role in shaping better lives for people who have communication and feeding difficulties, gets me up each and every morning. More information on speech and language pathology is available at www.shas.org.sg.

Master of Science (Speech & Language Pathology)


Division of Graduate Medical Studies

Contact us for more information. MSc (Speech and Language Pathology) Division of Graduate Medical Studies Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore Block MD5, Level 3, 12 Medical Drive, Singapore 117598 Tel: 65-6516 8026 Fax: 65-6773 1462 Email : Ms. Mani [mani_megalai@nuhs.edu.sg]

~ An exciting and fulfilling career opportunity that will engage your mind and heart ~

The Programmme The Master of Science (Speech and Language Pathology) is a 2-year full-time programme offered jointly by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (SoM) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) under the administration of the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS). This programme is designed for graduates from any discipline who are seeking professional practice training as a speech and language pathologist. What is Speech and Language Pathology? Speech and language pathologists work with children and adults who have communication or swallowing difficulties. Communication includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, signing, gestures and non-verbal communication. Language acquisition problems affect 7% children worldwide, and can lead to lifelong under-achievement as well as behavioral and emotional disturbance. Speech and language pathologists in Singapore are in high demand, working in restructured hospitals, VWOs and in private practice. The Degree The biennial intake comprises of 20 students, and it is an entry-level training for the profession of Speech and Language Pathology. Students will graduate with a Master of Science (Speech and Language Pathology) degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The Fees The tuition fees for the two-year program are $50,000 ($25,000 pa). A number of scholarships covering tuition costs are available from the Ministry of Health clusters, (SHS and NHG), National Council of Social Service, and individual hospitals and clinics. The Curriculum 18 compulsory modules are taught across four semesters. Four of the 18 modules involve supervised clinical placements with continuous assessment after the written examinations. The 12-week teaching periods involve Problem Based Learning (PBL) seminars using case studies, as well as lectures and skills workshops. During the second year, students will have the opportunity to conduct and write up an independent research project on an issue relevant to clinical assessment or intervention The Teaching Staff Academic staff from the Departments of Anatomy, English Language and Literature, Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Psychology, teach in conjunction with experienced clinicians who are working in local clinics and schools. This ensures that students develop the appropriate balance of theoretical knowledge, clinical expertise, and research skills necessary for effective evidence-based practice.