2023-2024 / LOGO0001-1

Legal organisation of speech therapy


15h Th

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Dominique Morsomme

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course mainly focuses on how to exercise the profession of speech & language therapist in the French-speaking part of Belgium. It follows on from the course taught by A. Blavier: PSYC0086-1, General ethics of the speech & language therapist.

It includes the following points:

  • Introduction
  • Administrative steps at the beginning of professional activity (self-employed and employee status)
  • Introduction to the nomenclature
  • Daily management
  • Code of ethics
  • Professional associations and organisations
  • Professional journals
The course also invites students to discuss ethical issues on the basis of their experiences during their placement.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, students will be able to :
1. To learn what steps need to be taken to become self-employed.
2. To be made aware of the different rules of the code of ethics, to be able to act and react appropriately in difficult professional situations.
3. To know who to contact in case of a dispute.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Remote course

Additional information:

Podcast courses. 

Recommended or required readings

A reading list will be given to students.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Additional information:

Students must describe a situation relating to the code of ethics and suggest possible solutions while respecting the legal framework.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Dominique Morsomme

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