The ability to speak, hear and swallow, alongside language and voice, are all indispensable for social interaction – for living a full life. But what happens when these faculties are impaired? This is where speech therapy comes in; students of logopedics learn to treat these disorders, as well as gaining a thorough grounding in the relevant scientific disciplines.
The logopedic process
The logopedic process involves the diagnosis and treatment of language, speech, voice, swallowing and hearing disorders. This programme will teach you all the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a speech therapist. After learning the theory of diagnostics and therapy, you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice during internships outside the university (3rd to 6th semester) or in the therapy rooms of the programme’s own logopedic teaching practice (4th to 6th semester).
Medical basics and related fields
In order to provide students with an optimal basis for the subject-specific content of the course, the curriculum also includes general medical subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology as also specialities like ear, nose and throat medicine, neurology and psychiatry. Related fields such as linguistics, educational theory and psychology also form an important part of the curriculum to enable students to identify and assess influencing factors and relationships.
Practical speech, voice and breathing exercises are carried out in small groups helping you to increase your self-awareness and experience the impact of changes in your own voice, breathing etc. This will make the therapy goals clearer and more transparent. Lectures on the topic of communication enable you to extend and improve your own communication skills through video analysis and role play. The focus here is on (further) developing your identity as a therapist.