2017-2018 / LOGO1142-2

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 second semester

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 different phases of swallowing
-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 courses (powerpoints, schemas drawn together during the course, presentation of models, videos of clinical and paraclinical examinations)

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

face-to-face teaching, recommended presence

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.

Assessment methods and criteria

1 hour written exam: figures to be briefed, short essay questions

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks