Post COVID-19 Clinical Practice in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

College of Health Professions and Sciences

SPA 6938 Post COVID-19 Clinical Practice in Medical Speech-Language Pathology is a 3-credit hour graduate course offered by the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders for licensed Speech-Language Pathologists with master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology and current Graduate Students in CSD/SLP programs. Because of UCF’s continued remote instruction format, this course will be conducted via Zoom within WebCourses for weekly synchronous (“real time”) class meetings every Tuesday evening at 6:00 starting June 23. Additional course requirements will be completed in an ascynchronous format between lecture dates. This course has a high relevance to practicing speech pathologists and is available to current students in CSD/SLP graduate degree programs and professionals with a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology. Instructions are below on how to apply and enroll.

Course Description

This graduate-level course will encompass the study of foundational topics in medically-based speech-language pathology with the incorporation of content regarding COVID-19 and the impact of this illness on patient interventions. The purpose of the course is to prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists enrolled in the Master’s program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF and community-based certified speech-language pathologists with a foundation to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with complex patients in various medical settings, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient facilities, home health, and Telehealth. A foundation of applied physiology of various organs, systems and the impact of impairment within these systems on communication, breathing and swallowing function will be provided. Medical interventions (including the associated equipment) across conditions such as cancer, stroke (CVA), dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and others will be emphasized. Palliative care and medical ethics topics will be infused across the curriculum.

How To Enroll

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Submit an application

Submit an application for admission as a non-degree seeking graduate student to UCF College of Graduate Studies. Provide your undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts. If you graduated from UCF, you do not need to request transcripts.

Submit an Immunization Form

Submit an Immunization Form to UCF Health Services. Each new student accepted to UCF must submit Immunization records prior to registering for any courses.

Submit a Registration Request Form

Submit a Registration Request Form to the College of Health Professions and Sciences Graduate Affairs Office to be Enrolled in the class. Once your application and immunization records are processed, you will be enrolled in the class and notified.

FAQs

Anyone with a completed recognized post-baccalaureate (master’s or doctorate) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology OR current students in a CSD/SLP GRADUATE program.  If you are unsure about your eligibility to enroll in the course, or if you have questions, please e-mail CHPSgraduate@ucf.edu or call 407-823-3179.

No, this is an advanced-level graduate course designed for students with graduate-level education.   Undergraduate students would not have the foundational knowledge necessary for the class.

No, this course contains advanced topics and concepts associated with providing Speech Language Therapy to medical patients.  Graduate-level course content is a necessary foundation for the class.

Yes, students in other CSD/SLP GRADUATE programs may enroll in the class.  However, they should consult with their advisor at their home institution to discuss how the class will be recognized by their program.

Yes. Graduate clinical courses are generally accepted as continuing education by many professional associations.  Transcripts are normally available about a week after the end of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to submit for continuing education credit.

You will be enrolled in the class when you submit the Registration Request Form.  You must  apply for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at UCF prior to submitting the Registration Request form.

NO, however you must submit an application for admission as a non-degree seeking graduate student with the College of Graduate Studies if you are not currently a UCF student.

Yes, applications are program and term specific.  Go to the online application and select “Returning users” to log in to your account.  If you do not remember your password or login, click the “Forgot Your Password?” link and enter the required information. Once you have logged into your account, click the “New Application” link to begin a new application.

The non-refundable application processing fee is $31.

Submit official transcripts showing BOTH an earned bachelor’s and earned master’s degree (or master’s degree in progress) to the UCF College of Graduate Studies.  No essay, resume, test scores, or recommendation letters are required.

No, we already have your undergraduate transcripts and UCF will get your graduate transcripts internally. You do not need to request transcripts.

Total Tuition and Fees for Florida Residents:  Approximately $375.00 per credit hour (as of 5/2020)

Total Tuition and Fees for NON Florida Residents:  Approximately $1,200.00 per credit hour (as of 5/2020)

This course is 3 credit hours.

Non-degree seeking students are NOT eligible for federally-funded or university-funded financial aid.  Current students in graduate programs at other institutions should consult with their advisor or financial aid office about how this class may impact their full-time status.

Yes, every new student must submit a completed Immunization form provided by UCF Student Health Services prior to registering for classes. The Immunization Policy and Form may be downloaded https://studenthealth.ucf.edu/immunizations/.  While you may only plan to take an online class, your admission as a non-degree seeking student allows you to take both online and face-to-face classes in future semesters.  Therefore, you must provide the immunization records in order to register.

Contact

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SCIENCES
GRADUATE AFFAIRS OFFICE

Phone: 407-823-3179

Email: CHPSgraduate@ucf.edu

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