The Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Health Sciences in Audiology are offered in French.
Also, the Bachelor's and Master's dual degree programs in Health Sciences have been designed for bilingual students.
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
The Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences program is defined by its integrative approach for studying health. Students are provided with a foundational biosciences core, research analytical skills training in a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies within a broader interdisciplinary context of the social and environmental determinants of health. This unique academic approach allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world.
Future health professionals will be challenged to understand biological, environmental and social factors, both in isolation and as interactive health determinants. The curriculum contains a research methodologies core to provide students with applied, quantitative and qualitative transferrable skills for post-graduate training or employment.
Graduates will be well-prepared to undertake health related MSc programs or pursue careers in public or private health agencies, non-governmental health organizations or in community health programs. Students are provided with the necessary foundation for further studies in medicine, rehabilitation studies, dentistry or pharmacy. Our interdisciplinary focus enhances the quality and maturity of future clinicians and health professionals.
Master of Health Sciences Audiology
The Faculty of Health Sciences' Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology Program is a graduate level program leading to the Master of Health Sciences (MSc) degree in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. It offers specialized training in the field of communication disorders and aims to train competent health professionals to meet the needs of the Francophone population of Ontario and, more broadly, the needs of Francophone communities in the bilingual and multicultural Canadian context.
The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program offers two streams of graduate study: audiology and speech-language pathology.
The audiology stream aims to train professionals with expertise in the field of normal development of hearing and who assess and treat hearing disorders, tinnitus and balance problems. Audiologists work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers and private clinics. They work with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Audiologists provide a variety of services including screening, assessment, counseling, rehabilitation, training, consultation with other professionals, research, teaching and administration.
The curriculum follows the standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP-ASLP.)
Admission to the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program is limited. The program is structured over two years (24 consecutive months) and includes six mandatory terms of full time study, including clinical placements. Clinical placements may be held in hospitals, school boards, and rehabilitation centers, private clinics and other settings.
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
|Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
|Anatomie humaine et physiologie I
|Anatomie humaine et physiologie II
|Introduction à la biologie cellulaire et moléculaire
|Principes de chimie
|Analyse, écriture et argumentation I
|Microbiologie et immunologie
|Déterminants de la santé
|Introduction à la linguistique
|Introduction à la psychologie : fondements
|Éléments de sociologie
|Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
|Communication et santé
|Introduction à l'analyse du son pour les sciences de la parole et l'ouïe
|Mécanismes moléculaires des maladies
|Perspectives sociopolitiques et économiques de la santé
|Analyse quantitative des données en sciences de la santé: variables continues
|Analyse quantitative des données en sciences de la santé: variables catégorielles
|Introduction à la phonologie
|Psychologie du développement de la naissance à la mort
|Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
|Recherche en santé : approches qualitative et quantitative
|Expérience de la maladie, de la déficience et du handicap
|Pharmacologie : Mécanismes d'action et observance de la prise des médicaments
|Environnement et santé
|Pathophysiologie des problèmes de santé
|Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
|Élaboration et évaluation de programmes en santé
|Origines développementales de la santé et des maladies
|3 optional course units in Health Sciences (HSS) from the list of optional courses
|6 optional course units in science offered by the Faculty of Science
A maximum of 42 course units at the 1000 level is permitted.
Master of Health Sciences Audiology
Master’s with Research Project and Practicums
|Sciences de l'ouïe
|Fondements scientifiques de la recherche en audiologie et en orthophonie
|Réadaptation audiologique auprès de l'adulte
|Pratique audiologique auprès des populations particulières I
|Pratique audiologique auprès des populations particulières II
|Psychoacoustique de l'oreille endommagée et pharmacologie
|Concepts d'orthophonie pertinents à l'audiologie
|Évaluation audiologique I
|Aides auditives I
|Instrumentation en audiologie
|Évaluation audiologique II
|Aides auditives II
|Aides auditives III
|Le bruit et l'audiologie
|Pratiques professionnelles en réadaptation
|Pratique factuelle en réadaptation
|Projet de recherche
|Clinical Placements 1
|Stage complémentaire B
The compulsory clinical placements ORA 5519, ORA 5529, ORA 5549, ORA 5559, ORA 5660 represent a progression towards the clinical skills required for entry into practice of the profession. The complementary placement B (ORA 6502) allows for accumulation of clinical hours in the minor professional area (i.e. speech-language pathology for audiology students). Because of the particularities of the clinical setting, it is possible that over the course of a mandatory placement, a student does not have access to the population that allows them to obtain the required number of hours in a specific field area of practice. In such cases another complementary placement in that area of practice may be required. The added complementary clinical placement becomes a requirement of the student's program and must be passed.
Specific Requirements for the Master's Program
The passing grade in all courses is C+. A student with a grade of C+ in three or more courses in the same term will be withdrawn from the program. S (Satisfactory) is required for each clinical placement.
Students who fail two courses (course or clinical placement) must withdraw from the program. Students who fail only one course or clinical placement can repeat the course or the clinical placement at the next time the course is offered. Students will not be able to take the courses or clinical placements for which the failed course or clinical placement is a prerequisite. In this case, students will not be able to complete the program within the prescribed time. Failing the repeated course or clinical placement is considered a second failure.
Duration of the Program
The program is spread over 6 consecutive full-time terms. It is understood that students will complete all program requirements, including the Research Project (ORA 5545), within a two-year period.
Expected Professional Behaviour
As future rehabilitation professionals, audiology and speech-language pathology students are expected to maintain a high level of integrity and personal and professional ethics. The student agrees to adhere to this standard in all aspects of the program (courses, clinical placements, projects) during interactions with colleagues, professors, clinical supervisors, clients, research participants, academic staff, etc. The essential requirements of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program can be found here. A list of essential skills and qualities for audiology studies can be found here.
Requirements for Clinical Placements
Students must adhere to the requirements established by the Office of Risk Management (RMO) regarding immunizations, police records and any other training or information required to ensure health and safety in clinical placement settings. It is the student’s responsibility to know these requirements and to abide by them.
Non-adherence to the requirements can have major consequences, including not being able to start a clinical placement and even withdrawal during a clinical placements.
Presence at the clinical placements is mandatory; the abandonment of a clinical placement already started without good reason is a failure. In accordance with the affiliation agreement between the University of Ottawa and the clinical institution: "The organization may terminate an internship in a clinical setting and prohibit a student from continuing it if, in its opinion, the student’s behavior represents a potential danger to its customers or patients or has a negative impact on their well-being or on the personnel of the organization ". A student who is dismissed from a clinical placement by the clinical organization will receive a failing grade for this clinical placement.
The clinical placements take place in the Ottawa region as well as in other parts of Ontario and Canada. A student may be assigned to a local clinical placement or outside. In some cases, the Consortium National de Formation en Santé (CNFS) can help with travel costs for clinical placements.