CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

210 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 2018–2019 M.S.-SLP Program Outcomes The M.S.-SLP graduate entering the profession will be able to do the following: 1. integrate and apply information from the physical, biological, social, and behavioral sciences to the field of communication sciences and disorders 2. demonstrate clinical proficiency in screening and assessment skills with a variety of clinical populations 3. develop and implement a plan of intervention with a variety of clinical populations across the age span 4. evaluate and critically apply current research to determine and enhance clinical efficacy 5. recognize and apply the knowledge of cultural diversity across professional activities 6. use written, oral, and nonverbal communication means to communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately 7. collaborate and/or counsel effectively with clients, family members, caregivers, and other professionals 8. demonstrate professional behavior that exemplifies knowledge of ethical, legal, regulatory, and financial aspects of professional practice 9. demonstrate skills for lifelong learning, professional development, and self-assessment 10. demonstrate the ability to use technology to accomplish research, client diagnosis, and treatment New Student Orientation New students must attend a mandatory three-day orientation meeting on campus. Students are responsible for any expenses that may be incurred in order to attend. During the meeting, students will be oriented to Nova Southeastern University, the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (hereafter referred to as the college), and the M.S.-SLP program; meet faculty members; and participate in speech- language-hearing screenings. Prior to the orientation meeting, students will review the M.S.-SLP website ( ) and this handbook and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with departmental policies and procedures. Instructional Delivery System The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (M.S.-SLP) operates year-round and is divided into three terms: fall, winter, and summer. Coursework for the M.S.-SLP is available online (for eligible* students) and at many of NSU’s campuses throughout Florida. The online delivery option allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The site-based delivery option allows students to take classes in the evenings at NSU facilities around the state. At times, certain courses are not available through the site-based/distance delivery option. Rather, a hybrid-based delivery option will be available, whereby students will take a portion of the course via a site-based, face-to- face format over a weekend, with the remainder of the course completed online. Occasionally, some classes are delivered in weeklong formats in intersessions scheduled within one term a year. (*To be eligible for the online delivery option, a student must live more than 50 miles from one of our campuses.)