2023-2024 / LOGO1142-3

Physiopathology of deglutition. Total and partial laryngectomies including assessment and rehabilitation techniques


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Aude Lagier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course describes the anatomical and physiological elements of swallowing, giving to the students the necessary tools to understand the normal and pathological mechanisms of swallowing, to understand the principles of swallowing examinations, to provide the theoretical bases for the management of swallowing disorders.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit


-To know and recognize the effector organs of swallowing

-To know the mechanisms of swallowing and the different phases

-To know the neurological control of swallowing

-To know how to relate an anatomical or neurological anomaly to the disruption of a swallowing mechanism

-To know how to describe a dynamic examination of swallowing

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Multimodal teaching ( in presence, podcasts, course materials, diagrams drawn to reproduce or the caption, exercises, videos of clinical and paraclinical examinations, videoconferences)

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

e-learning sessions and in presence sessions ( including reverse classrooms).

Recommended or required readings

La réhabilitation de la déglutition chez l'adulte : Le point sur la prise en charge fonctionnelle. Woisard V, Puech M. Ed.De Boeck Solal, 2011.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

Additional information:

1 hour written exam: figures to be briefed, short essay questions, in presence or distance (e-campus) depending of the recommendations at the moment of the tests.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs