Taught course

Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Dysphagia)

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

Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


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).
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, a minimum number of five students are required for this
programme to take place.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Margaret Walshe
+353-1-896 1496