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Undergraduate

The Division offers two undergraduate BSc degree programmes: BSc (Audiology) and BSc (Speech-Language Pathology). Both involve 4 years of full time study.

The Division prides itself on its innovative SLP and Audiology Curricula which are constantly monitored, evaluated and updated to ensure that we are responding to the needs of the country, the profession, employers and students. We strive to produce graduates who are academically strong, clinically competent, professional and able to bring about change in whatever setting they work.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are two separate but related professions and are studied as two separate degree programmes. In the first semester the courses are the same for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology students. Thereafter there are some common courses (e.g. psychology, anatomy, languages) but the programmes are largely separate from each other. Students obtain a thorough grounding in the medical, scientific, social and psychological aspects of speech, language and hearing.

On the successful completion of the four year programme, students register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as either a Speech Therapist or Audiologist. New graduates must complete a year of community service prior to registration as an independent practitioner.