Speech and language therapy

First cycle degree

Class: L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation

Duration: 3 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian


EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy: 30

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 1


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The activities of the Speech therapist consist of education, re-education, abilitation and rehabilitation of all voice, swallowing and of speech disorders, oral and written language disorders, learning disorders and communication disabilities.
The newly graduated Speech Therapist is able to recognize language and communication disorders in early childhood, in adulthood and in the elderly. He/she is able to assess the impairment, to handle the diseases with proper means and to evaluate patient's improvements after the intervention.
Furthermore the Speech therapist will be able to define the educational intervention, prevention and therapy in order to enable each patient to self- manage his/her disease.
Moreover, he will learn to interact and cooperate with other professional figures in order to plan and manage team rehabilitation intervention.

Occupational opportunities
Speech therapist graduate is health professional working in the fields of prevention and rehabilitation in language and communication disorders of children, adults and elderly.
He operates in public and private hospitals as employ or consultant, in private structures affiliated with the National Health System, in medical clinics, facilities, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, and/ or polyclinics, in other types of service cooperatives. Finally, the Speech therapist is used to work directly at patient's home, or in health centre such as hot springs facilities.
According to the current legislation, the Speech therapists are allowed to conduct their freelance activity individually or within associated professional studios.
Several Speech therapists are involved in research activities, teaching and professional advices.

Access modalities
The Speech therapy degree gives access to the Master degree course in “Rehabilitative Science of Health care studies” as it will be explained in the specific admission notice.

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