B.Sc in SLT

Programme Overview

Name of programme:                      B.Sc. –in- Speech & Language Therapy ( BSLT)

Programme duration internship:      4 (four) years full-time + 1 (one) year

Medium of instruction:                     English

Awarding body :                             University of Dhaka

University Faculty responsible:       Faculty of Medicine

Teaching site:     Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), (The Academic Institute of CRP), Savar, Dhaka-1343

Programme Aims and Objectives
Aims: The overall aim of the programme is to produce competent Speech and Language Therapists, who have the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a range of rehabilitation services to people with communication disabilities and their families. They will also have the skills to raise the level of awareness and knowledge about communication disabilities in the wider community in Bangladesh.

At the end of the programme and on qualifying, the SLT will be able to:

  • Explain and critically evaluate the theoretical principles on which the practice of SLT is based.
  • Identify individuals with communication disabilities, whilst understanding and recognizing the limitations as well as the scope of SLT practice.
  • Assess the skills, difficulties and needs of individuals and their families, using core knowledge and skills as appropriate.
  • Refer individuals to other agencies for services, as appropriate, and to be proactive in communicating with these other agencies.
  • Plan and implement intervention programmes as appropriate, taking into account each individual’s needs and context.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of their intervention programmes and modify or terminate these as necessary.
  • Use appropriate methods of recording and communicating information on assessment results, interventions, progress and outcomes. (Skills are required for communicating these both to individuals and their families, as well as at a service provision level).
  • Promote good health and prevention of illness and disability related to their area of knowledge, through educational and awareness activities for a range of participants in work and community settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in related services (in health, education, social services and NGO sectors), and to recognize their goals and priorities.
  • Demonstrate activities which will lead to continuing personal and professional development and which will contribute to the advancement of the SLT profession.
  • Respect the rights of all individuals and abide by the code of professional ethics.

The Modular System
The curriculum is divided into 38 modules of study, most of which comprise a minimum of 40 to 80 hours classroom study (with the exception of the Clinical Practice module). In addition to these taught hours, students are expected to carry out a minimum of 30 hours private study per module (unless otherwise stated). In some cases there is also attached practical work, such as clinical visits or projects, relevant to a particular module. Each module is important in contributing to the overall professional competence of the qualified Speech and Language Therapist. All modules are normally compulsory and essential, and there are therefore no option choices in the programme.

Each module has assessments attached to it, except for the computer skills module, which is optional. Students must pass all assessed modules. There are 3 distinct types of modules, all of which span the 4 years of the programme.

In addition to the modules, students will participate in ongoing tutorial classes. The idea of these is to keep a clinical focus throughout the course, helping students to link taught material with clinical application right from the beginning. The tutorials will involve a mixture of problem-based learning, referring to material taught in lectures as well as from specified readings, and will also involve discussion about their placements. Reflective learning will be encouraged through students’ self-evaluation of their own performance in tutorials and through reflective diaries, which they will be expected to maintain throughout the 4 years.

Usually the admission circular available in October to December for next session in website and national news paper.

Application requirement:
The applicant must have passed the S.S.C. and H.S.C or the examination of equal status in science group with biology, physics, and chemistry without any grace mark or improvement and have to secure the grade point 7 (seven). The candidate must have minimum grade point 3 (three) separately.

Admission test and interview: Students have to appear in admission test which is usually held on December in each year. After qualifying the admission test a candidate will have to undergo medical and physical examination by the medical board. Then, the medical board will give medical certificate on which his/her admission shall be decided. Students, on the basis of merit in admission test and medical certificate will be selected as successful candidate. Thus he/ she will be nominated for admission

After passing the fourth year final examination a candidate will have to undergo internship for a period of twelve months. The period of twelve months internship will be as per the schedule approved by the Institute.

Result: Result will be in term of pass or fail.

Award of degree: the candidate shall be awarded a degree on successful completion of the course including twelve months internship.