Curricular Unit:Code:
Discussion of Evidence-Based Cases I1023DCB1
3UndergraduateSpeech Therapy5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
At the end of the curricular unit the student should be able to:
1-Know the goals, procedures and limitations of evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical decision-making applied to speech therapy;
2-possess knowledge and ability to understand the role of speech Therapist (SLP) in the domains related to the disturbances of human communication and swallowing, identifying resources to locate the best evidence of current research;
3. Be able to analyze and reflect on therapeutic activities that are part of the activity profile of SLP;
4. Collect, select and interpret relevant information, including social, scientific and ethical aspects, in accordance with the case studies presented;
5. Present generic professional competencies of clinical reasoning, professional communication, continuous learning and professional behavior
PC1. Concept of evidence-based practice and practice-evidence based;
PC2. Question formulation (PICO strategy), research databases, reliability, importance and applicability of scientific evidence;
PC3. Specific approaches, techniques and procedures in evidence based therapeutic intervention in human communication disorders and swallowing: I - Video analysis of cases followed at the UFP Pedagogical Clinic; II - Analysis of illustrative videos of different intervention programs; III - Analysis of reference articles of evidence-based practices in Speech Therapy.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus (PC) are designed according to learning objectives (LO) to promote the development of skills that allow deepening knowledge, analyze and critically reflect on the intervention, making decisions based on scientific evidence.
CP1 corresponds to OA1.
CP2 corresponds to OA2 and OA3.
CP3 corresponds to OA4.
CP4 corresponds to OA5.
PC1 focuses on knowledge and understanding of the differences between EBP and EBP; The CP2 focuses on knowledge for the formulation of problem-question, where and how to research and critical reflection of the results; CP3 focuses on knowledge and understanding of the different studies on an area of ??intervention.
Given the specificity of the UC (compilation and analysis of prior knowledge) the contents are complemented according to the student's needs, providing technical and scientific support, guiding the student in understanding and adopting best practices.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Theoretical-practical and practical classes, focused on the exposition and discussion of case studies, through a problem-issue related to a certain scope of SLP, emphasizing the conduct of clinical reasoning appropriate to each case. The problem questions should be raised by the student, taking into account the doubts of the clinical practice or, alternatively, raised by the teacher. Relevance is given to the formulation of clinical problems and analysis of different response possibilities, based on reference scientific articles, starting from real cases (video, cases from the pedagogical clinic). The dialogue process is encouraged. Filling in assessment tools, using case analysis; Rol-play situations.
Normal season: Continuous evaluation regarding participation in the discussion of problem-questions (20%); writting test (40%); Case study presentation (40%)
Season Feature: Exam (100%)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The pedagogical implementation of classes arises in a manner consistent with the fundamental objectives of the CU. Thus, in this CU students will learn to observe, evaluate and decide, knowing reasons for its decisions. the course consists of theoretical and theoretical-practical lessons, thus educational methodologies used fall within the best procedures used in this area. So, exposure of the best practices of SLP found in the published research is done by promoting participation and critical analysis by students, accompanied by consolidation exercises. In these classes is intended to develop students' knowledge and increase their awareness of the importance of the issues addressed in the clinical real context, and the visualization of real situations contribute to a better environment and greater ease in perception of the goals to be achieved. Students will learn by observing, analyzing, reflecting and making decisions about the issues and proposed alternatives, improving their skills in the subjects concerned. Given the ecological and holistic dimension of SLP activities, CU search will be essentially to promote capabilities to apply in different contexts knowledge acquired under the influence of different factors and variables, including SLP performance contexts. Verification of the perception of the understanding of the same concepts occur with use of interrogative and participatory method. The development of knowledge and skills of this course will be made by performing small practical work (eg case studies, role-play), exercises in the classroom (eg evaluation reports based on observation of videos) and work independent research and application of acquired skills in a real context. In addition, work will be proposed with the use of specific cases (video and teaching clinic TF UFP) related to the course area. Finally, the evaluation of students will serve to measure the effectiveness of teaching methods developed at UC and, if necessary, in the future it may will make some corrections in teaching methodologies.
Portal ASHA. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Disponível em Consultado em (10.09.2021)
Pesquisa na base de dados b-On, de acordo com as temáticas.
Susanibar, F et al. (2014). Tratado de evaluación de motricidad orofacial y áreas afines, Madrid Editorial EOS.
Susanibar, F. et al. (2016). Motricidad Orofacial - fundamentos basados en evidencia - volumen 2. Madrid Editorial EOS.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Daniela Vieira (
Pedro Melo Pestana (
Rita Alegria (