Clinical Speech & Language Studies - Dysphagia
- Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)
- Part time
- Course provider
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment
Start Date: September.
Closing Date: 30th April 2013
1 year part-time
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Eligible candidates should hold at least an honours degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies or an equivalent qualification that serves as a license to practise in Speech and Language Therapy in their home country.
International students whose first language is not English should see in addition Trinity's English language requirements.
This one year part-time course offers qualified speech and language therapists who already have a license to practise an opportunity to develop specialist skills in all aspects of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) in both adult and paediatric populations. Classes are timetabled to facilitate speech and language therapists in employment and overseas students.
The course comprises core modules on dysphagia incorporating basic research methods, disability issues, counselling, therapy processes, medico-legal issues and ethics. There will be a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice throughout the modules. Students must also complete 80 hours of clinical practice.
Those students who have not completed a qualifying course in dysphagia must complete an additional one week introductory course and undertake a minimum of 40 hours supervised clinical work in dysphagia (with experienced supervisors to be recognised by the Department). Students are expected to organise these clinical hours prior to registration on the course.
Number of Credits
Postgraduate Diploma 60 ECTS credits.