Postgraduate Certificate Cleft Palate Studies

Department of Human Communication Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Develop your career with a postgraduate qualification from one of the UK’s leading centres for research in this field.

I’m really interested in working with people with communication difficulties. I love the medical aspect of my course, especially getting to see real structures in the dissection room. It helps it all make sense.

Laura Hayes, Postgraduate Student in the Department of Human Communication Sciences

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This part-time, one-year course is designed for speech and language therapists/pathologists and others seeking to develop specialist knowledge and skills in the area of cleft and lip palate and related communication impairments.

There are a few optional study sessions at the University but the rest of the course is taught online. You will have regular contact with your tutors via email.

Some of the world's leading researchers teach on the course. We also invite specialist guest lecturers to share their insight with our students. We have strong links with the NHS, special schools and specialist charities.

Laura Hayes, MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies

Course content

  • Cleft Palate: speech production and multidisciplinary care
  • Cleft Palate: speech assessment
  • Cleft Palate: intervention and service delivery
  • Developing an evidence base for practice

Teaching

The course is taught by a combination of online material and four study blocks, each lasting two and a half days. These take place at regular intervals throughout the academic year between October and May.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by a written assignment.

Course duration

  • 1 year part-time by distance learning
  • Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses in Cleft and Speech are also available

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This part-time, one-year course is designed for speech and language therapists/pathologists and others seeking to develop specialist knowledge and skills in the area of cleft and lip palate and related communication impairments.

Laura Hayes, MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies

Course content

  • Cleft Palate: speech production and multidisciplinary care
  • Cleft Palate: speech assessment
  • Cleft Palate: intervention and service delivery
  • Developing an Evidence Base for Practice.

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught by a combination of online material and four study blocks, each lasting two and a half days. These take place at regular intervals throughout the academic year between October and May. Each module is assessed by a written assignment.

Course duration

  • 1 year part-time by distance learning
  • Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses in Cleft and Speech are also available

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 degree in speech and language therapy or a related discipline, such as linguistics, psychology or computer sciences. A knowledge of phonetics is necessary for some modules.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 2405

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.