Course: SLPA 2013  Medical Issues for The Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Subject: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Prerequisites: SLPA 1053, SLPA 1063, SLPA 1083

Credits: 3

Description: Through study, online discussion and participation, the student will demonstrate an understanding of issues and concepts specific to SLPAs in medical settings. Students will understand and demonstrate conceptual knowledge of dysphagia as well as implications and strategies of dysphagia management. Additional topics of interest for this class include medical terminology, specific target populations, record keeping, charting, billing, time management, scheduling, roles and responsibilities, outcome measures, ethics specific to healthcare settings, and end of life feeding issues. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.