Teaching and Learning Dysphagia at Flinders University of South Australia Eight Australian universities offer speech-language pathology programs. Until recently, all were 4-year undergraduate programs offering the qualification that is accepted for practice by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Some programs now present shorter master’s degrees, either as a sole option or as an alternative to the undergraduate curriculum. ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Teaching and Learning Dysphagia at Flinders University of South Australia
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  • Ingrid Scholten
    Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / International & Global / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Teaching and Learning Dysphagia at Flinders University of South Australia
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2002, Vol. 11, 23-27. doi:10.1044/sasd11.3.23
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2002, Vol. 11, 23-27. doi:10.1044/sasd11.3.23
Eight Australian universities offer speech-language pathology programs. Until recently, all were 4-year undergraduate programs offering the qualification that is accepted for practice by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Some programs now present shorter master’s degrees, either as a sole option or as an alternative to the undergraduate curriculum. Entry to these high demand programs is highly competitive, generally resulting in admission of very capable students.
Flinders University of South Australia offers a full-time undergraduate program with an intake of approximately 35 students each year. All students attend lectures on campus, with time spent in clinical practica varying with the students’ year level. A dysphagia course is mandatory in all Australian programs. At Flinders, it is taught in the first semester of the third year of study following three semesters of courses in anatomy and physiology and immediately after a course in motor speech disorders.
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