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Speech therapy / audiology in international perspective28396/4115/1819/1/79
Study guide

Speech therapy / audiology in international perspective

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: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 81,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 () or 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture25,00 hours
Self-study56,00 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 Coppenolle Liesbeth
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 or Semester 2


We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program:
"Internationalization" belongs to the regular courses in the curriculum . Internationalisation at home ( I @ H ) focuses on internationalization activities without outgoing mobility . I @ H wants to realize the internationalization objectives by utilizing the existing international context at home . This course enables the student to be aware of his own learning by choosing the activity (ies) ad being the manager of his own study study program.
Through this course the student can for example prepare for the internship abroad, follow language courses, follow a summer course, accompany an incoming Erasmus student, join an English within the course unit 'Coaching and interdisciplinary work', follow a course on the topic Instrumental phonetics using Talk software, follow the advanced course 'Autism', ...


The course unit compromises the following parts:
Participation in an approved summer course or course (in a partner institution) abroad
Following a recognized language course in preparation for an international mobility for placements
International module on pediatric rehabilitation
Interdisciplinary work: participation in English group
Health promotion: participation in English group
Best practice exchange groups and case histories SLT: participation in English group
Instrumental phonetics using Praat Software
Voice Disorders
Autism - Research and Treatment

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


In The faculty teaching and examination regulations (FOER) one finds the agreements concerning sequencing for this

Final objectives

1. Participate actively, and as part of a team, in an interdisciplinary context to achieve common (care) objectives
2. Develop a view about the job profile and its evolution in an international context.
3. Constantly update their own knowledge of speech therapy/audiological disorders, in various domains of the discipline, along with their assessment and treatment
4. With due respect for diversity, develop a constructive working professional relationship with care recipients, colleagues and other professionals

Organisation of education

Depending on the chosen activity: lecture, study visit, study trip, portfolio, group work, practicum, supervised independent work.
In this course, international guest speakers and/or visits in an international context may be included.

Study guidance

Tutoring after appointment
Questions by e-mail
Use of the digital platform


Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the first examination period
Depending on the chosen activity:
A portfolio
Written examination without course material
Oral examination without course material
A skills test

Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the second examination period.
Analogous examination methods to the first examination period are organized during the second examination period.

Other study materials

Journal Articles

PowerPoint hand-outs

Written instructions

Study costs

The costs for printing or copying the written study material is estimated around 5 euros.
Other costs are estimated around 150 euros: the real cost depends on the activities the students chose.

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