Aphasia, Dysarthria and Dysphagia – The Advanced Course

For whom

This program is designed for students of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) who want to deepen and broaden their knowledge about aphasia, dysarthria and dysphagia.

Entry requirements

To enter the program, you have to:

  • be enrolled in a bachelor program in Speech Therapy
  • have completed all (basic) courses in Aphasia, Dysarthria and Dysphagia

Content

People are growing older and the elderly population is growing. Neurological diseases are more common in this group, such as strokes and neuro-degenerative diseases. Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes are responsible for assessing and treating communicative problems and swallowing disorders due to brain injury. Extensive knowledge and skills on these subjects are essential to guarantee the best treatment.

Learning objectives

By attending this minor, you will deepen and broaden the knowledge you’ve gained in the Speech and Language Therapy Bachelor program. As a starting professional, your chances in the job market will increase significantly with this minor under your belt.

Courses

Among other subjects, the minor includes courses on linguistics, motor learning, the healthy aging brain, neuro-imaging, cognitive disorders in stroke and dementia and LPAA. The course English for the Healthcare Professional is also included to ensure that you can easily read literature written in English and become a more fluent speaker. Last but not least; during the summer school Multi-professional Cooperation in Stroke Management you learn about other disciplines concerned with the treatment of strokes and you practice interdisciplinary treatment.

Course Unit Title ECTS
Linguistics 10
Miscellaneous Subjects (Linguistics, Motor Learning, The Healthy Aging Brain, Neuro-imaging, Cognitive Disorders in Stroke and Dementia, LPAA) 10
English for the Healthcare Professional 5
Multi-professional Cooperation in Stroke Management 5

Assessment

Course Assessment
Linguistics Written exam; diagnostics and treatment plan
Miscellaneous Subjects (Linguistics, Motor Learning, The Healthy Aging Brain, Neuro-imaging, Cognitive Disorders in Stroke and Dementia, LPAA) Written exams and individual assignments
English for the Healthcare Professional Oral and written skills tests
Multi-professional Cooperation in Stroke Management Written exams and assignments

Literature

You will receive a definite reading list before the start of the minor.

Schedule

This course takes place in period C/D; it starts in February.

Additional costs

€250