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Speech therapy / Audiology across borders30477/4115/1819/1/23
Study guide

Speech therapy / Audiology across borders

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 81,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture15,00 hours
Self-study34,00 hours
Seminar4,00 hours
Supervised independent work28,00 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).
Co-ordinator: Van Coppenolle Liesbeth
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 speech-language pathologist or audiologist needs to build constructive relationships with clients and be empathic with the network of the client and with respect for diversity. In this course unit, student learn about cultural diversity and intercultural communication.
Within this course will also focus on how the profession and the the programm are organized abroad. The student makes a comparison of the profession or programm in Flanders with the profession or education in a country of their choice.


The course unit compromises the following parts:
Cross cultural perspectives concerning health
International dimension of the profession of speech therapist / audiologist
Communicating with foreign colleagues about the discipline
Profession in an international social context
Processing international sources regarding the discipline
Other cultures
Different ways of thinking and communicating
Communication and working with people from different cultures
Reflection on similarities and differences between their own culture and other cultures

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 course.

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
3. Effectively and correctly use oral and written communication as a medium for speech therapy/audiological intervention
4. With due respect for diversity, develop a constructive working professional relationship with care recipients, colleagues and other professionals
5. Act in an ethically, deontologically and legally correct manner towards care recipients and colleagues

Organisation of education

Study visit
Supervised independent work
Discussion group

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

Study guidance

Questions via e-mail
Use of the digital learning environment


Examination methods in case of periodic and non-periodic evaluation during the first examination period
Written examination (60% of the marks)
Paper and oral presentation (40% of the marks)
Examination methods in case of periodic and non-periodic evaluation during the second examination period
The same evaluation methods and percentage distrubution is used as in the first examination period.

Other study materials

Journal articles

PowerPoint hand-outs

Study costs

The cost of mandatory written study material is estimated at about 5 euros.

Key words

Cross- cultural