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Health Promotion in speech therapy and audiology28512/4115/1819/1/46
Study guide

Health Promotion in speech therapy and audiology

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Weight: 4,00
Total study time: 108,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture8,00 hours
Self-study85,00 hours
Supervised independent work15,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Van Snick Kathleen
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2


We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program:
The professional profile of both speech therapists and audiologists mentions education and prevention as one of the responsibilities. The purpose of this course is to prepare the students through a project approach for these responsibilities. The course is related to several other profession-specific courses and focuses on the integration of knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary level. It has both the intention to deepen the courses of the first year and to learn the students to explore unknown territory. This is why is this course is organized in the second year. Students can choose to work on the topic screening, prevention, education or health care education.


The course unit comprises the following parts:
Several prevention models with their goals, advantages and disadvantages
Structure of screening procedure, information and / or prevention campaign
Communication channels to address prevention, education and health care education

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


In The faculty education and examination regulations (EER) one finds the agreements concerning sequencing for this course.

Final objectives

1. Participate actively, and as part of a team, in an interdisciplinary context to achieve common (care) objectives

2. Pro-actively initiate speech therapy/audiological screening, prevention, information and care education

3. With due respect for diversity, develop a constructive working professional relationship with care recipients, colleagues and other professionals

Organisation of education

Lecture with activating elements
Teamwork / Project
Task -based learning
Informal meetings ( among students )
Formal meetings (students and teacher - coach)
Presentation of the final result

In this course, international guest speakers and/or visits in an international context may be included.

Study guidance

Questions via e-mail


Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during first examination period
Group score based on portfolio and presentation (65% of the marks):
- Process evaluation (45% of the group score)
- Product evaluation (20% of the group score)

The evaluation will be announced at the start of the course through Chamilo.

Individual scores (35% of the marks)
- Peer assessment (20% of the individual score)
- Individual contribution to the group's portfolio (15% of the individual score)

It is the responsibility of the student, ifhe wants to pass this course, to be present during the
classes offered, to participate actively in the teaching methods used, to finish the proposed assignments and to respect the deadlines imposed regarding the tasks and assignments.

Special provisions
The portfolio (see syllabus content for prevention and education) is part of the examination: not submitted a portfolio automatically means an "absent" for the entire course. For submitting the portfolio no delay can be obtained.
Cf. EER HoGhent (2017- 2018) and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work (2017- 2018)

Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the second examination period
For the second period, the score is determined by a replace operation on the basis of the individual deficiencies of the student. The score for the peer assessment remains.

Special provisions
Cf. EER HoGhent (2017- 2018) and EER -Faculty Education, Health and Social Work (2017- 2018)

Study materials

2. Syllabi
Health PromotionMandatory
  • Author: Kathleen Van Snick
  • Edition: 2017-2018

Other study materials

Hand-outs of the PowerPoint presentation
Documents on Chamilo

Study costs

The cost of mandatory written study material is estimated at about 3 euros .
Additional other study costs are estimated at about 5 euros , the actual cost will depend on the actual cost of the required equipment / material and compulsory activities in which the students have to participate.

Key words

care Education