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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. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1566 2008-06-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication Sciences and Disorders BC USF01TPA121900 10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ruth Bahr 43182

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 6565 Seminar in Dysphagia

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Seminar in Dysphagia
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    SPA 6410 pr permission of instructor


    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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).

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 20 times.

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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

    B. 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).

    C. 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

    D. 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.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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