FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ON SPEECH AND SWALLOWING REHABILITATION AFTER HEAD AND NECK CANCER SURGERY
Department of Speech Language Studies
The fellowship programme is on speech and swallowing rehabilitation after head and neck cancer surgery is a unique project of the department of Speech language studies is for 5 months duration. The fellowship program is designed with the and aims to provide expert clinical skills in speech and swallowing rehabilitation of head and neck cancer. The programme also compromised of clinical posting of fellows to cancer hospital such as includes posting in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore and Narayana Hrudayalaya,Banglore where the fellows gets exposure to attend the ward rounds for both in patient and out patients apart from attending surgery with consultation along with the Head and Neck Surgeons who are pioneers in the field for the Onco surgery . The institute will involve teaching from all the team members such as speech and swallowing therapist, surgeons, nurses, radiologist, nutritionist, dietician, physiotherapist and social worker.
The curriculum includes orientation on anatomy and physiology of head and neck cancer. Hands on experience for speech/swallowing assessment and treatment of individuals with head and neck cancer. The well-equipped dysphagia unit at Dr.SRCISH will provide clinical exposure to the basic necessity of setting up your own dysphagia clinic. The demo instruments such as prosthesis, tracheostomy tubes, NMES etc will enhance the knowledge on clinical exposure.
The highlights of our fellowship program :
- Observation of head and neck cancer surgeries to store the information of anatomy and physiology of head and neck cancer muscles.
- Theoretical teaching from all team members involved in head and neck cancer speech and swallowing rehabilitation.
- Hands on speech & swallowing assessment & treatment in head and neck cancer patients at Dr.SRCISH, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and Narayana Hrudayalaya
Intake of students :
Completed BSLPA or BASLP/MASLP/MSc SLP
Course Duration: 5 months
Course Fee: 60,000 plus GST may vary in future
Main Course Instructor:
Dr. B. S.Premalatha with more than 35 years of experience in successful management of speech and swallowing in head and neck cancer patients
Course coordinators :
Dr. B. S. Premalatha
Ms.Prajna Kodgi Udupa
Ms.Shweba M Peter