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Master of Speech Therapy
Master of Speech Therapy (MST)

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Programme Aims:

The Master of Speech Therapy (MST) programme is the first programme in Hong Kong offered by a recognized University to enable Bachelor degree holders to become professionally qualified speech therapists by successfully completing a Master degree Entry Level programme in Speech Therapy (MST). The MST programme aims to produce graduates who are able to practice as Speech Therapists in Hong Kong and Mainland China, with local and international professional recognition. For this reason, the MST curriculum is designed to meet local and international standards necessary for professional recognition.

 

Characteristics:

Hybrid teaching and learning approach: traditional lectures for foundational courses in the first year and Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach in the second year to ensure integration of learning across years by emphasizing the articulation between theories and practice.

A vital part of the training for Speech Therapists involves supervised clinical practice. The Speech Therapy Unit (STU) has already been established on PolyU campus and it creates a platform serving both in-house teaching and research purposes through a service interface. STU's website:
http://st.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/index.php/en/.

In addition to in-house placement at the Speech Therapy Unit, students will undertake external placements supervised by qualified and experienced speech therapists in a variety of settings in Hong Kong and Mainland China where speech therapists work and also where students upon graduation will find work. Students will obtain supervised clinical experience across a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders and across pediatric, adult and geriatric clients. List of external collaborators:
http://st.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/index.php/en/collaborators

The clinical curriculum meets international requirements in terms of supervised contact clinical hours, coverage of contents, and requirements on competencies for an entry-level degree programme in Speech Therapy.

 

 

 

   
 

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