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COMD 710 - Selected Topics in Speech Pathology: Speech Pathology Management of Patients with Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependency

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018

Credit: 1 semester hour of graduate credit

Instructor: Alyssa Good

Note: For permission to enroll and course information, please contact Teresa Boyett in the COMD dept. at 803-777-3080.


Course Description

Surgical technique of a tracheostomy, styles and types of tracheostomy tubes, types and modes of mechanical ventilation, communication options and dysphagia management of tracheostomized patient.


General Information

This course utilizes video streaming supplemented with Blackboard. Students can access lecture materials through Blackboard. High-speed internet access is required for video streaming.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Submit through Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of November 22, 2017, 1:43 pm (Subject to change)



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