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Clinical Speech & Language Studies - Dysphagia

Trinity College Dublin

County/location

  • Dublin

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

Attendance options

  • Part time

Apply to...

  • Course provider
  • PAC

Qualification Letters

P.Grad.Dip.

Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Next Intake: September 2016.

Application Date

Closing Date: 30th April 2013.

Application Weblink

https://my.tcd.ie/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app...

Duration

1 year part-time

Link to Course Fee

http://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-payments/course-fees/

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
Eligible candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma course should hold at least an upper second class honours degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies or an equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy. Previous clinical experience in dysphagia is taken into consideration. Students for whom English is not a first language must obtain a minimum IELTS score (academic version) of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.5.

Course Content

Course Details
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, evidence based practice, counselling, therapy processes and reflective practice. 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 of Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin). Students are expected to organise these clinical hours prior to registration on the course. Students should ensure that proposed supervisors have been agreed with the Department.

Please note, this programme may not be offered unless a minimum of five applications are received.

Subjects Taught

The course comprises core modules on dysphagia incorporating basic research methods, evidence based practice, counselling, therapy processes and reflective practice. 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. Students should ensure that proposed supervisors have been agreed with the department.

Further Enquiries

Course Coordinator(s): Dr Margaret Walshe
Course Email(s): cslspostgraduate@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): +353-1-896 1496

Course Web Page

http://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPDLS-CSLD-1P09

International Students

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/postgraduate/