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BS Speech Pathology

The creation of the Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology program as an undergraduate course in 1978 complements the other rehabilitation science programs offered by the College of Allied Medical Professions.  The B.S. Speech Pathology program was designed to develop competent clinicians who will primarily respond to the needs of Filipinos with communication disorders, and who are globally competitive as well as socially and morally responsible professionals.  Students of the B.S. Speech Pathology program are expected to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to successfully evaluate possible communication disorders and related conditions, as well as to formulate and carry out intervention programs for individuals with communication disorders within the multi-lingual context and the resource conditions that currently prevail in the Philippines.  They are expected to participate in the management of clinics, and to seek continued professional development through both structured and informal means. They also receive basic background that enables them to engage in research, in advocacy work and in policy development to some extent.

Program Description

The B.S. Speech Pathology (BSSP) program is a four-year undergraduate clinical science program that seeks to help students develop the basic competencies needed to practice speech pathology as an independent clinician in the Philippine setting.

The academic program offers courses in human development and basic anatomy and physiology of the swallowing, speech, and hearing mechanisms. The normal functioning and development of language, articulation, voice, fluency, resonance, as well as disorders in these systems are studied.  These include disorders associated with neurological conditions such as cerebrovascular accidents and cerebral palsy, congenital conditions such as cleft lip and palate, developmental disorders such as autism, mental retardation, and others.  Courses in organization and administration as they apply to rehabilitation science, methods of research, and the community-based practice of rehabilitation also form part of the core curriculum of the undergraduate BSSP program.  

Students in the BSSP program are provided with opportunities to work with professionals from the fields of rehabilitation science, education, psychology and medicine. They are also exposed to a variety of employment choices and work settings.  The clinical training program provides the speech pathology students a variety of opportunities to develop and practice their clinical skills in assessment and evaluation, treatment planning, clinical documentation, treatment implementation, decision-making and interpersonal skills.