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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Communication Sciences & Disorders (Non-Thesis): Speech-Language Pathology (82 credits)

Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

The professional degree program involves two academic years of full-time study and related practical work, followed by a Summer internship.

Required Courses (79 credits)

  • IPEA 500 Roles in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, that introduces interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, and the roles of the different healthcare professionals that make up an interprofessional team.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • IPEA 501 Communication in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, introducing effective communication and interactions in interprofessional teams.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • IPEA 502 Patient-Centred Care in Action

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day activity, including preparatory work, introducing students to a simulated patient/family centred care scenario in which they will be working in interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • SCSD 609 Neuromotor Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The focus of this course will be on the assessment and management of motor speech disorders, associated with both acquired and developmental neuromotor disorders, and swallowing disorders (of both neuromotor and structural origin).

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Lalonde, Suzanne; Ritter, Keren (Winter)

  • SCSD 616 Audiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Basic diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures, goals and procedures used in clinical audiology, and the psychoacoustic theories on which they are based will be presented.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Polka, Linda (Fall)

  • SCSD 617 Anatomy and Physiology: Speech and Hearing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms will be covered. Topics will include neuroanatomy, the anatomy and physiology of the head, neck and upper torso, and the external, middle, and inner ear.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Scholl, Jordan (Fall)

  • SCSD 618 Research and Measurement Methodologies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Methodologies used in research and measurement in the field of communication sciences and disorders will be introduced. Topics covered include: the nature and interpretation of test norms; validity; interpretation of test score differences; and questionnaire development (scaling). Tests currently used in speech-language pathology and audiology are examined.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Steinhauer, Karsten (Fall)

  • SCSD 619 Phonological Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theories and research related to normal and abnormal phonological development in children will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Matthews, Tanya; Rvachew, Susan; Osei, Chelsea; Thompson, Dahlia (Fall)

  • SCSD 624 Language Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Survey of themes and methods from psycholinguistics: how humans perceive, process, and produce language. Following levels of linguistic description, study progresses from the building blocks of phonemes and morphemes up to discourse and conversation. Connections drawn between basic science research and clinical populations, highlighting relevance of material for speech-language pathology.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gonnerman, Laura (Fall)

  • SCSD 631 Speech Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The acoustic analysis and perception of speech and related pathologies will be presented. Theories and models of speech production, speech motor control, and speech perception will be considered.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • SCSD 632 Phonological Disorders: Children (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of phonological disorders and clinical approaches for their remediation in children will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Matthews, Tanya (Winter)

  • SCSD 633 Language Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theories of language acquisition, prerequisites to language development, and current issues in research will be studied. Topics include the role of input, individual differences in acquisition, and language socialization.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gonnerman, Laura (Fall)

  • SCSD 636 Fluency Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of stuttering, various causal theories, and techniques for evaluation and treatment of children and adults will be presented.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Lattermann, Christina (Fall)

  • SCSD 637 Developmental Language Disorders 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of developmental language disorders and the assessment of language competence and performance in both speaking and non-speaking children will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Thordardottir, Elin; Rioux, Eve (Fall)

  • SCSD 638 Neurolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Current theories of language- brain relationships and speech and language deficits subsequent to brain damage will be studied. A review of current research on phonetic, lexical, and syntactic processing in brain-damaged individuals is included.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Steinhauer, Karsten (Winter)

  • SCSD 639 Voice Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Information about the vocal mechanism, its pathologies, and methods of evaluation and treatment will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Li-Jessen, Nicole; Mills, Gina; McCrum, Marielle (Fall)

  • SCSD 642 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course addresses the effects of hearing impairment in adults as well as in the developing child with attention to problems in speech, language, and cognitive function as well as social-emotional adjustment. Various intervention approaches are examined.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Brunetti, Liliane; Blais, Mary-Jane (Winter)

  • SCSD 643 Developmental Language Disorders 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Major theories of language disorders are translated into intervention principles used in language treatment programs. Adaptations of intervention techniques to suit specific disorders (including augmentative communication) will be explored.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Thordardottir, Elin; Ovadia, Amanda (Winter)

  • SCSD 644 Applied Neurolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Various classificatory systems and appropriate assessment and remediation principles for brain-damaged individuals will be covered. Theoretical and clinical issues relevant to treatment of aphasic, neuromotor, and memory disorders will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Auclair Ouellet, Noémie; Tittley, Lauren (Fall)

  • SCSD 646 Introductory Clinical Practicum (4 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course provides an introduction to professional practice through intensive exposure to a variety of clinical populations.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • SCSD 664 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Planning intervention with clients who would benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) approaches. Key concepts related to characteristics and potential AAC users, components of AAC systems and strategies, assessment, and intervention.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Burger, Mariska (Winter)

  • SCSD 669 ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Fosters reflective clinical problem solving using case-based learning.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • SCSD 679 Advanced Clinical Practicum (12 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course enhances professional practice independence through intensive exposure to a variety of clinical populations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • SCSD 680 Deglutition and Dysphagia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Advanced physiology and neurophysiology of mastication and deglutition, including normal function and diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Mills, Gina (Winter)

  • SCSD 681 Practicum and Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Course provides initial practicum experiences including a combination of the following: speech/language and hearing screenings, facility tours, short term placements and laboratory assignments.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Vaillancourt, Sophie (Fall)

    • Students in the M.Sc. Applied (Communication Science) are required to have identification when off campus at Internship sites, hence a fee of $28.75 is charged to all enrolled students to cover the cost of two name badges. The fee is non-refundable after July 31st, unless special permission is obtained by the department.

  • SCSD 682 Practicum and Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course provides clinical experience through short-term placements and screenings, as well as discussions of current practicum issues.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Vaillancourt, Sophie (Winter)

  • SCSD 683 Practicum and Seminar 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Professional practice experiences focusing on a variety of clinical populations are provided. Discussion of advanced issues in clinical practice is included.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Root, Kelly (Fall)

  • SCSD 684 Practicum and Seminar 4 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course provides clinical practicum experiences in a range of settings. Professional practice issues are considered.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Root, Kelly (Winter)

  • SCSD 688 Genetics in Speech-Language Pathology Practice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Normal human genetics and embryological development, their relationship to congenital disorders that affect communication and swallowing, and implications for speech-language pathology practice.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Fitzpatrick, Jennifer (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): SCSD 617 or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Non-Thesis-Speech-Language Pathology program

  • SCSD 689 Management Cranio-Facial Disorders (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Cranio-facial disorders and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the clinical management of patients with these disorders in relation to the roles of other members of the cranio-facial team.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Massaro, Lisa Audrey (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SCSD 617 or permission of the instructor

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

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