Taught course

Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Dysphagia)

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Linguistics, Speech and Communications Sciences
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

English Language Requirements (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)

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Margaret Walshe
Email
cslspostgraduate@tcd.ie
Phone
+353-1-896 1496