MEDD950 Високотехнологична медицина и обществено здраве


Over the past decade, speech and language therapy has taken an interesting turn towards the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the diagnosis of disorders and the delivery of therapy. In many cases, ICTs have worked as assassinative tools for therapists, while in others they have been sole providers of therapy, especially in remote areas. In this course, we provide a brief overview of the most representative technologies, solutions and research articles for applications and assistive technologies used for assessment and intervention purposes in speech therapy according to the type of disorder.

Telehealth, as a provision of health care at a distance through the use of ICT, has also found its application in speech-language pathology (SLP) services. There are many advantages to remote usage of SLP services, like extending the treatment or reaching remotely located people who need a treatment at an affordable cost. While in developed countries SLP telepractice is becoming common, there is little evidence about their usage in transitional and developing countries. The course provides insights into the profiles of the SLPs and their patients, regarding their computer literacy as well as their needs andpreferences in using remote speech-language services.

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Логопедия (на английски език)


доц. Полина Михова  д-р

Описание на курса:


The PhD students who complete this course will have skills and knowledge about:

• the nature and activities carried out by technology in telepractice

• the ethical and legal norms in the field of telemedicine and telepractice world

• developing an ICT strategy for ICt implementation into SLP`s practice

• developing policies for acquisition, maintenance, and use of ICTs.

• promoting the use of ICTs in SLP.

• the process involved to convert existing resources to ICT-mediated learning materials.

• the required steps involved to develop ICT-mediated learning materials.

• assisting the SLP practitioners to use ICTs in their practice.

• facilitating both the on-site and online learning in SLP practice using ICTs.
Предварителни изисквания:
The PhD students are required to have the following knowledge and/or skills:

• Master's Degree, Linguistic - Terminological Qualification,

• computer and language training, practical and applied experience, and

• motivation to work on research goals and objectives

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Advanced Concepts in High-Tech Medicine and Speech Therapy
  2. Advanced Topics in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  3. Advanced Research Methodologies in Telepractice and Teletherapy
  4. Advanced Digital Speech Analysis and Visualization
  5. Advanced Applications of Virtual Reality (VR) and Gaming
  6. Advanced Wearable Technology and Biofeedback
  7. Independent Research Project and Future Directions

Литература по темите:





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6. Suhas Chandran, Supriya Mathur & Kishor Manohar Rao (2019) Media and the role of digital psychiatry in mental health,Digital Psychiatry, 2:1, 34-44, DOI: 10.1080/2575517X.2019.1651625

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9.”Development of digital skills for online rehabilitation therapies/e-KINE”, 2020-1-RO01-KA226-VET-095462 -

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