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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6565
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-03
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-06-11
  2. Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: USF01TPA121900 10000
  5. Contact Person: Ruth Bahr
  6. Phone: 43182
  7. Email: rbahr@cas.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: SPA
  9. Number: 6565
  10. Full Title: Seminar in Dysphagia
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Seminar in Dysphagia
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: SPA 6410 pr permission of instructor
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  24. Course Description: The course covers normal and abnormal anatomy/physiology related to swallowing function, etiology, symptoms, and technique/instrumentation for diagnosis and management of dysphagia and procedures for analysis, treatment, and management.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course will provide students seeking a Masterís degree in Speech-Language Pathology with the knowledge required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is a required course for those students in our Masterís program. It meets one of the competencies set out by our accrediting agency. This course would be of interest to students for whom dysphagia and swallowing is a primary aspect of their profession, like nursing and medicine.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 20 times.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The minimum qualifications, set out by our accrediting agency, are a PhD with an emphasis in dysphagia treatment. Clinical experience in this area is helpful.
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the anatomy and physiology involved in normal swallowing for children and adults, 2) use knowledge of normal swallowing processes to determine presence or absence of dysphagia in children and adults, 3) identify the symptoms, primary etiologies, and pathophysiology of dysphagia in children, adults, and special populations, 4) will identify evidence-based methods for instrumental and noninstrumental assessment of dysphagia, 5) will demonstrate the ability to devise research-supported therapy/management plans for the treatment of specific swallowing impairments
  30. Learning Outcomes: This course is designed to provide a knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) experience for students who are preparing to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  31. Major Topics: Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing, Clinical Assessment of Swallowing, Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Surgical/Medical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Pediatric Dysphagia, Dysphagia of Neurological Origin, Ethical Issues
  32. Textbooks: Logemann, J. A. (1998). Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders, 2nd Ed. Austin: Pro-Ed, Inc.

    Murray, J. (1999). Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

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