Aphasia, Dysarthria and Dysphagia

The Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) is the healthcare professional specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders and disorders of eating and drinking. Attending this exchange programme gives you, an (almost-)SLT, the opportunity to specialise in the examination and treatment of people with language, speech and swallowing disorders following brain damage.

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Please note: for Dutch speaking students

This programme is only offered in Dutch.

Useful to know

Start date February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code GKO-ADD
Language of instruction Dutch
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

This programme helps to prepare you to function as an SLT in hospitals and (geriatric) rehabilitation centres. It teaches you about disorders and treatment, but also about life with aphasia and making  healthcare settings aphasia-friendly. An important part of the programme is learning by experience from people with aphasia, dysarthria or dysphagia.

Details of the proposed study programme

The lecturers of this programme are all speech and language therapists either working in this specialised field or as researchers. They will teach the following subjects:

  • Linguistics: diagnosis and treatment of semantic, phonological and syntactic disorders;
  • Neuro-imaging: the ageing brain en cognitive disorders following (degenerative) neurological disorders;
  • Theories concerning motor learning in the benefit of dysarthria and dysphagia;
  • Life Participation Approach to Aphasia;
  • Implementation of interventions.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Marloes Veldkamp.

This exchange programme is only for Speech-Language Therapy-students in their third or fourth year.

This exchange programme is taught in Dutch. You must therefore be proficient in Dutch.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

Students having a break in the sun at Utrecht Science Park

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