Master in Communication Sciences and Disorders



Major Requirement

Total Credit Hours

Major Requirement - 36 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 27 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A1127202 Fluency Disorders 3 This advanced course covers various types of fluency disorders focusing on stuttering. It discusses stuttering theories, different stuttering levels, and how to detect it and put a suitable treatment for it. This course assert on the individual differences among patients and how the treatment plan must take care of these differences including environmental modification.
A1127201 Speech Sound Disorders 3 This course covers assessment and treatment of the articulatory and phonological disordersTopics of this course include normal and abnormal development of the phonological system,.theories of the phonological disorders, phonetic transcription, different ways to assess and treat different phonological disorders.
A1127102 Language Disorders in Children 3 This course covers various etiologies behind language disorders, general revision of normal language development (including the domains of phonology, syntax, morphology, semantic, and pragmatics) in different age groups. It also concentrates on procedures applied in the assessment and intervention of the different disorders as well as the theoretical basis and practical and clinical implications of these procedures.
A1127401 Aural Rchabilitation 3 This course presents a general definition of the effect of hearing loss with different severity levels on patients (children and adults) receptive and expressive communicative abilities, defines the relationship between speech-language pathologists and audiologists and the collaboration between them, and presents the communication strategies needed for people with hearing loss in order to improve their communication abilities (oral, manual, and visual components).
A1127305 Swallowing Disorders 3 This course covers swallowing from different professional sides; Anatomy and physiology of the normal swallow and etiologies for dysphagia. It also provides students with the framework for the physical and laboratory evaluation and treatment of dysphagia. Besides, this course develops students abilities in reading research papers and conduct studies in the field.
A1127502 Research Methods and Design in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3 This course builds students' abilities in research methods including a general understanding of the scientific method, research ethics, formulating hypothesis, data collection, data analysis and building inferences based on it. The course will concentrate on research questions that deal with speech, language, swallowing, and other topics in relation to communication sciences and disorders.
A1127501 Clinical Practicum-Speech 3 This course put the needed clinical hours in an academic and professional form. It focuses on developing practical skills for students through evaluation and treatment of cases with various communication disorders under the academic specialized supervision of the SLP. The student is expected to complete at least 50 contact hours with patients.
A1127301 Neurogenic Language Disorders 3 This advanced course covers adult language disorders of neurogenic origins. It aims at developing knowledge of different aphasia syndromes and ways to detect it and assess its level. In addition, this course will cover training on developing individualized treatment plans that covers linguistic and nonlinguistic goals based on aphasia type and severity.
A1127302 Voice Disorders 3 This course covers human voice physiologically (various processes leading to normal voice production) and pathologically; disorders of the larynx; the nervous system influencing voice production, principles and procedures of diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders; nature and etiology are also discussed.

Elective Courses - 9 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A1127402 Independent Study 3 Research group includes a group of students in the class and a staff member concentrating on a specific topic in speech, language, and swallowing.
A1127304 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 3 This advanced courseaims at providing comprehensive understanding regarding the nature,assessment, and diagnosis of neuromotor speech disorders that may result from stroke, headtrauma, progressive neurological diseases, and cerebral palsy in children and adults. Different methods for the treatment of apraxia of speech, and dysarthria are discussed and implemented.
B1127403 Special Topics in Communication Disorders 3
A1127101 Child Language Development 3 This advanced course covers the most important theories in language development. It focuses on how children acquire their language in various language domains (syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics the investigates). This course also focuses on social and cognitive aspects of language and the most important linguistic features to be measured.
A1127303 Resonance Disorders 3 This advanced course entails the study of the resonance system. This course focuses on the anatomical and physiological landmarks necessary for conducting various measurements necessary for the evaluation and treatment of people with craniofacial anomalies. Also, this course connects knowledge in resonance with other aspects such as phonological, linguistic, and auditory ones. Furthermore, analysis using vidcoflouroscopic evaluation and designing prostheses devices depending on that evaluation will be covered.
A1127103 Dyslexia 3 This course provides a comprehensive study on reading and writing, its relationship to language in terms of reception and production, and reading and writing disorders. This course aims at building students' abilities in assessment of these disorders and build an individualized treatment plan depending on the case.
A1127307 Alternative Augmentative Communication 3 This advanced course focuses on functional communication and detecting patients who are in need to this communication. This course will introduce the basic aspects of the field of alternative augmentative communication, including aided and unaided symbols, strategies, and techniques. An overview of augmentative communication assessment and intervention principles and procedures will be presented, along with a range of augmentative and alternative principles and procedures will be presented, along with a range of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) applications available for individuals who are not able to communicate verbally.
B1127304 Neuroscience 3

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