Year 1 Subjects
Year 2 Subjects
Year 3 Subjects
Year 4 Subjects

Year 1 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
COMP1130 
Information Technology Fundamentals  

Objectives: This course introduces students to the fundamental ideas about the contemporary roles of computers. Equipped with computer knowledge, students will learn how to face the challenges of rapidly changing information technology in the workplace. The aim is to enable students to understand how computers are integrated into our social and working environments. Contents: Emphasis is placed on how to use computer technology as a tool to enhance productivity. Topics include basic concepts of software and hardware, theories behind computer operation, and some simple applications.
2
30 hrs
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LLAW1110 
Constitution and Basic Law  

The Constitution and the Basic Law, being the legal bases of the Macao SAR, are embodied in two aspects. First, "One country, two systems" is implemented through institutionalisation and legalisation. The processes achieved the establishment of Macao SAR and the formulation of the Basic Law according to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China. Second, "One country, two systems, a high degree of autonomy, Macao people governing Macao" are put into effect since the establishment of the Macao SAR following the legal system.
2
30 hrs
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MAND1100 
Putonghua Communication  

Objectives: To develop and promote students’ ability to communicate effectively in Putonghua. Contents: This subject meets specific needs of Cantonese-speaking students to learn Putonghua. Students will learn the linguistic principles, rules and skills of communication in Putonghua.
3
45 hrs
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PSYC1110 
General Psychology  

Objectives: To introduce students to the major concepts and theories of psychology; to equip students with the basic understanding of psychology. Contents: Topics include the brain and nervous system, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, social psychology, motivation, emotion, personality, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy and health psychology, etc.
3
45 hrs
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PSYC1120 
Developmental Psychology  

Objectives: To provide a broad introduction to the major areas of interest in child development and the relevant research practices; to equip students with the basic understanding of developmental psychology. Contents: This course covers the topics related to the physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, emotional, personality, social, and moral aspects of development.
2
30 hrs
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SOCI1110 
Introduction to Sociology  

Objectives: To introduce students to the scientific study of social interactions and relationships. Contents: This course concentrates on the study of the main concepts used in the analysis of basic structures and social institutions. Topics include culture and socialization, groups and organizations, deviance and social control, social institutions, social stratification and inequality, globalization and social change, etc.
2
30 hrs
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STAN1102 
Anatomy For Speech and Language  

Objectives: To equip students with the knowledge of anatomical structures for speech, swallowing and hearing, which is necessary for future coursework related to communication sciences and disorders. Contents: This course covers the nature of communication and swallowing, with emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, and hearing.
3
45 hrs
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STEC1102 
English Communication  

Objectives: To develop and promote students’ English communication skills. Contents: The course consists of extensive exercises and training on spoken communication and listening comprehension. Special emphasis is placed on conversation related to health care practice.
3
45 hrs
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STEN1101 
Medical English (I)  

Objectives: To develop students’ English reading, writing and speaking abilities required in health care settings. Contents: This course is the first part of medical English education. Emphasis is placed on the use of medical terminology. Students will learn common medical terms related to body structures, diseases, and treatments. They will also receive extensive training on understanding spoken and written English medical information, as well as writing brief medical reports. It will prepare students to communicate with patients and health care team members in English in clinical practice.
3
45 hrs
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STEN1102 
Medical English (II)  

Objectives: To develop students’ English reading, writing and speaking abilities required in health care settings. Contents: This course is the second part of medical English education. Emphasis is placed on the use of medical terminology. Students will learn common medical terms related to body structures, diseases, and treatments. They will also receive extensive training on understanding spoken and written English medical information, as well as writing brief medical reports. It will prepare students to communicate with patients and health care team members in English in clinical practice.
3
45 hrs
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STGB1101 
General Biology  

Objectives: To introduce students to the scientific principles and concepts of biology. Contents: Topics include the chemical basis of life, life and classification, cell components and their functions, as well as various structures and functions of organisms, etc. Students will also learn the basic operation in laboratory and will perform experiments to improve their understanding of different scientific concepts.
3
45 hrs
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STID1102 
Introduction to Language and Speech Disorders  

Objectives: To introduce students to the basic knowledge of speech pathology and audiology. Contents: Topics include typical and disordered communication, childhood language impairment, articulation disorders, adult language impairment, fluency disorders, voice disorders, neurological communication disorders, swallowing disorders, audiology and hearing loss, and augmentative and alternative communication.
3
45 hrs
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STIS1101 
Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences  

Objectives: To introduce students to the basic principles and applications of speech and hearing sciences. Contents: This course covers the topics related to the nature of sound, basic signal and system theory, introduction to speech and hearing sciences including anatomy, physiology, acoustics, instrumentation, as well as methods and tools for speech and hearing research.
3
45 hrs
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STLI1101 
Linguistics  

Objectives: To introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of linguistics; to develop students’ skills needed to describe or analyze language; to enhance students’ linguistic awareness and ability in order to appreciate the variations found in languages or dialects. Contents: Topics include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The course also covers neurolinguistics, first language acquisition and second language acquisition.
3
45 hrs
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STPH1102 
Phonetics  

Objectives: To equip students with the basic phonetic concepts and skills in preparation for future coursework and clinical practice. Contents: Topics include articulatory phonetics, acoustic characteristics of vowels and consonants and their analysis, as well as phonetics related to different languages.
2
30 hrs
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Year 2 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
CHIN2150 
College Chinese  

Objectives: This course is intended to train students in Chinese reading comprehension and literary appreciation, and acquaint them with the basic knowledge and techniques of Chinese practical writing. Contents: Through the development of techniques of reading, analyzing and appreciating Chinese works, students are expected to cultivate aesthetic taste, cultural awareness and humanistic values, as well as the ability to collect materials, shape ideas, and think logically in the process of reading and writing.
2
30 hrs
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HIST2100 
History and Culture of Macao  

Objectives: To introduce students to the development and history of Macao, as well as the role of Macao in the contemporary history of China and in promoting the Sino-western cultural exchanges. Contents: Topics include methodology in historical studies, colonialism and Sino-Portuguese relationship during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, urban development, the origin and development of arts, the handicraft industry, borders, as well as the development of Catholicism in the territory, etc.
2
30 hrs
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STAD2101 
Articulation/Phonological Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with the knowledge of articulation/ phonological disorders. Contents: Phonological development, factors associated with articulation/ phonological disorders, assessment of articulation or phonological errors, and treatment of articulation/ phonological disorders, etc.
4
60 hrs
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STAP2102 
Acoustic Phonetics  

Objectives: To introduce students to the physical properties of speech sounds. Contents: Topics include acoustic theory of speech production, development of analytical tools, acoustic features of speech signals, factors that affect acoustics, and acoustic properties of speech disorders.
2
30 hrs
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STBM2102 
Behaviour Modification and Application  

Objectives: To introduce students to the theories and methods of behavior modification, which students can apply to daily life. Contents: Topics include the principles and various strategies of behavior modification.
2
30 hrs
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STCA2101 
Essentials of Clinical Audiology and Hearing Disorders  

Objectives: To introduce students to hearing assessment and common hearing disorders. Contents: Topics include the principles, procedures, and interpretation of various assessment methods in audiology, which include behavioral tests, physiological tests and special tests. This course also covers different types of hearing disorders and their clinical features, as well as management and counseling of hearing loss.
3
45 hrs
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STCD2102 
Child Language Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with the professional knowledge and skills relevant to child language disorders. Contents: This course covers the basic concepts of language disorders in children, including behavioral characteristics, developmental patterns, and theories of etiology. The basic principles of assessment and intervention in the areas of phonology, semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics are also addressed.
3
45 hrs
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STCO2101 
Counseling in Communication Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with the skills for counseling patients with communication disorders and their families. Contents: Topics include attending and listening, facilitative holistic attributes of counseling interview, specific facilitative interviewing behaviors, more advanced interviewing and counseling skills, non-facilitative holistic attributes of counseling interview, common issues encountered in counseling, narrative therapy, counseling with parents of children and adolescents with later-developing communication disorders, counseling adults and their families for whom progression is toward improvement, and counseling adults and their families for whom progression is toward deterioration.
2
30 hrs
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STCS2102 
Case Study of Speech Disorders in Children  

Objectives: To equip students with a better understanding of speech disorders and language development in children. Contents: Through case discussion, students will apply professional knowledge to analyze the clinical features of patients with speech disorders and develop appropriate management plans.
2
30 hrs
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STFD2102 
Fluency Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of different aspects of fluency disorders. Contents: Topics include definitions of stuttering, diagnosis and management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
2
30 hrs
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STLD2101 
Language Development  

Objectives: To equip students with the basic knowledge of language development in infants and children, as well as the skills for observation and documentation. Contents: Topics include infant communication, phonological development, semantic development, pragmatic development, individual differences in language development, atypical language development and disorders, theories of language development, and cross-cultural child development, etc.
3
45 hrs
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STPR2102 
Basic Practicum in Speech Language Pathology  

Objectives: To equip students with the clinical knowledge and skills necessary for their future practice. Contents: Through practicum experience, students will develop a better understanding of the features and management of speech-language disorders in children. They will also receive training on language sample analysis.
2
30 hrs
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STSE2102 
Special Education  

Objectives: To provide students with a broad understanding of special education and children with special needs. Contents: This course focuses on children with intellectual disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, emotional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and developmental delay, etc.
2
30 hrs
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STSS2101 
Speech Science  

Objectives: To introduce students to the fundamentals and clinical applications of speech science. Contents: Topics include the nature of sound, attributes of sounds, the relationship between parameters in physics and perception, phonatory system, articulatory system, auditory system, perception of speech, and clinical applications of speech science, etc.
3
45 hrs
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STST2101 
Statistics  

Objectives: To equip students with an understanding of health survey, research protocol and statistical analysis. Contents: Topics include concepts and general terms in statistics, descriptive statistics, quantitative statistics, normal distribution, regression and correlation, t-test, chi square test, basic knowledge and applications of the SPSS software, and discussion of statistical analysis.
2
30 hrs
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Year 3 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
STAC3101 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication  

Objectives: To introduce students to the basic principles and applications of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Contents: Topics include the principles and use of AAC, as well as how to use AAC for assessment and intervention.
3
45 hrs
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STAL3102 
Adult Language Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with a comprehensive overview of aphasia. Contents: Topics include the etiology, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of aphasia.
3
45 hrs
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STAR3102 
Aural Rehabilitation  

Objectives: To develop students’ ability to formulate a comprehensive and individualized rehabilitation plan for patients with a diagnosis of hearing disorders. Contents: Topics include introduction and evaluation of listening devices and related technology, communication strategies and conversational styles, acoustic phonetics, speech perception in patients with hearing disorders, and aural rehabilitation for adults, older adults, infants, toddlers and school-age children.
3
45 hrs
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STAU3102 
Seminar on Autism  

Objectives: To equip students with the knowledge of autism and the skills for teaching and counseling patients with autism. Contents: Topics include autistic traits, relevant theories, diagnosis and assessment of autism, as well as strategies for teaching and counseling patients with autism.
2
30 hrs
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STCL3102 
Communicative Disorders in Craniofacial Deficits: Cleft Lip and/or Palate  

Objectives: To introduce students to cleft lip and palate, as well as other problems associated with craniofacial anomalies; to introduce students to the roles of speech therapists in a craniofacial team. Contents: Topics include craniofacial anatomy and physiology, etiology and pathogenesis of cleft lip and palate and other problems associated with craniofacial anomalies. This course also covers assessment and treatment of craniofacial syndromes.
2
30 hrs
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STCS3102 
Case Studies of Speech and Language Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with the clinical knowledge and skills necessary for their future practice. Contents: This course is in conjunction with Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology. Clinical preceptors will discuss patient cases with students in order to provide appropriate speech therapy services.
2
30 hrs
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STEA3101 
Evaluation and Assessment of Speech and Language Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with an overview of different assessment methods of speech-language disorders. Contents: This course focuses on assessment procedures, which include obtaining, evaluating and reporting pre-assessment information, interviewing patients, and use of relevant assessment tools. Students will learn how to assess and evaluate various speech-language disorders, including articulation and phonological disorders, child language disorders, and communication disorders in special populations, etc.
3
45 hrs
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STET3101 
Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology  

Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of professional issues and ethical standards in speech-language therapy. Contents: This course covers speech therapists’ scope of practice, code of ethics, professional autonomy and cooperation, conflicts of interest in professional practice, speech-language therapy services in health care and educational settings, and evidence-based practice, etc.
1
15 hrs
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STMS3101 
Motor Speech Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of motor speech disorders; to prepare students to evaluate and manage communication disorders. Contents: Topics include the structures and functions of the motor system, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of various motor speech disorders.
2
30 hrs
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STPR3101 
Practicum in Communicative Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with experience in language and hearing screening for adults and children. Contents: Under supervision, students will participate in clinical activities which involve language and hearing screening.
2
30 hrs
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STPR3102 
Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology  

Objectives: To equip students with the clinical knowledge and skills necessary for their future practice. Contents: Through practicum experience, students will develop a better understanding of assessment, goal setting, and treatment strategies for different speech-language disorders.
3
45 hrs
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STRM3102 
Rehabilitation Medicine  

Objectives: To provide students with an overview of rehabilitation medicine and an understanding of the roles of each health care professionals in a rehabilitation team. Contents: This course covers the development and theories of rehabilitation medicine, as well as rehabilitation for various diseases such as spine injuries, stroke, heart diseases, joint diseases, and diseases in children, etc.
2
30 hrs
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STSD3101 
Swallowing Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with a better understanding of normal and disordered swallowing. Contents: This course focuses on anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of oropharyngeal swallowing, as well as evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.
3
45 hrs
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STTP3101 
Treatment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology  

Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of the basic knowledge and evidence-based strategies of speech-language therapy. Contents: This course covers the basic skills and procedures of speech-language therapy, clinical guidelines, and evidence-based treatment strategies for a variety of common speech-language disorders.
2
30 hrs
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STVD3102 
Voice Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of different aspects of voice disorders. Contents: Topics include anatomy and physiology of the voice mechanism, history and development, classifications of voice pathology, the diagnostic voice evaluation, instrumental measurement of voice, and evidence-based management of voice disorders.
3
45 hrs
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Year 4 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
STPP4102 
Public Health and Preventive Medicine  

Objectives: To introduce students to the basics and applications of public health and preventive medicine. Contents: Topics include history and concepts of public health and preventive medicine, essential functions of public health, prevention and control of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases, crisis and risk management, food safety, tobacco control, as well as health policy and planning, etc.
2
30 hrs
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STPR4101 
Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Disorders  

Objectives: To provide students with experience in the clinical practice of speech-language pathology. Contents: Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, students are required to complete placements involving evaluation and treatment of speech and/or language disorders in children and/or adults, etc.
12
500 hrs
STPR2102, STPR3101, STPR3102
STSW4102 
Social Welfare Policy  

Objectives: This course seeks to introduce students to the major concepts and issues in social welfare policy. Contents: The first part of the course covers a range of key concepts of social welfare, such as welfare state, need, equality and citizenship, and an analytical framework for social welfare policy. The second part examines the basic features of various welfare provisions in Macao, namely education, health care, social security, rehabilitation, anti-drug abuse, housing and social work services.
3
45 hrs
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STTH4102 
Independent Study of Speech-Language Disorders  

Objectives: To equip students with the skills in writing a review article or conducting research in a defined area of interest; to improve their understanding of the knowledge learned in the curriculum; and to prepare students to pursue a more advanced degree. Contents: Students are required to conduct a research project by completing the following steps: formulating a research question, literature review, writing a research proposal, data collection and analysis, and presentation of the findings. Students are required to submit a thesis at the end of the course.
9
135 hrs
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Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy (4LTLDCI)