Speech and Language Pathology 2023-2024

240 Higher Education Credits, 4 years. The study programme in Speech and Language Pathology offers courses and rotations to incoming exchange students. In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI, the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution and the final decision on admission will be made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

Options in English

Offered during the spring semester 2024

  • 1EE118 Clinical applications in speech language pathology, 4.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE119 Pediatric dysphagia, 3 ECTS credits
  • 1EE120 Speech and language disorders in children and youth 2, 4.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE121 Observation and documentation, 3 ECTS credits
  • 2EE118  Independent study in speech langauge pathology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1QA059 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7.5 ECTS credits

Options in Swedish

Offered during the autumn semester 2023

  • 2LG108 Medicine 4: Ear, nose and throat diseases and psychiatry, 4,5 ECTS credits (28 Aug-15 Sept)
  • 2LG109 Voice and speech fluency disorders, 10,5 ECTS credits (25 Sept-10 Nov)
  • 2LG111 Medicine 5: Geriatrics, neurology and rehabilitation medicine 4,5 ECTS credits (11 Dec-22 Dec)



Application deadlines

  • 15 April (for the autumn semester 2023, end of August to mid-January)
  • 15 October (for the spring semester 2024, mid-January to the beginning of June)
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Christoffer Bodforss

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Curriculum 2023-2024
Curriculum Speech and Language Pathology 2023-2024
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 Social psychology 4.5
Psychology from a life-span perspective 4.5
Communication and the structure of language 7.5
Statistics 1 3
Medicine 1 4.5
Introduction to speech and language pathology 6
2 Speech communication 18
Observation and documentation 3
Medicine 2 4.5
Early deviations related to communication and swallowing 4.5
3 Medicine 3 (pediatrics, child neurology and child psychiatry) 4.5
Cognition and neuropsychology 1 3
Typical speech, language and reading development 6
Analysis and test methodology 3
Speech and language disorders in children 13.5
4 Statistics 2 4.5
Project work and written presentation 9
Speech and language disorders in children and adolescents (work-inte 12
grated learning) 4.5
Speech and language disorders in school age children
5 Cognitive and neuropsychology 2 3
Medicine 4 4.5
Speech and language disorders in adults 10.5
Speech and language disorders in adults, work-integrated learning 12
6 Medicine 5 4.5
Voice disorders 6
Speech fluency disorders 3
Voice and speech fluency disorders, work-integrated learning 6
Dysphagia 4.5
Dysphagia, work-integrated learning 6
7 Research methods 3
Elective course 7.5
In depth clinical practicum 7.5
Advanced seminars and critical evaluation 6
Transition to professional autonomy 6
8 Thesis in speech and language pathology 30

More information about the study programme

Speech and Language Pathology students study healthy and disordered speech, language, voice, and swallowing functions, the disorders´ causes and treatment and the patients´ rehabilitation. Speech-language pathology is an interdisciplinary field and the study programme includes humanities, science and medicine. It consists of theory and clinical practicum in parallel. The aim of the study programme is to teach and train the students in examination, assessment, diagnostics, and treatment of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders in patients of all ages.

Courses in the different subject areas that are included in the programme are introduced in the first semester. Speech and Language Pathology is then studied integrated with other subject areas chronologically focusing first on infants and pre-school children, school-aged children, adults and the elderly. Conditions in speech and language pathology prevalent through the life span are studied in the semester 6, such as voice- and speech fluency disorders and dysphagia. During semester 7-8 studies are at advanced level with a focus on more in-depth studies in speech and language pathology (semester 7) and exam project, 30 ECTS (semester 8). Work-integrated learning is introduced already during semester 1-3 as clinical observations and continue semester 4-7 as work-integrated learning in various settings.

Terms four to seven contain courses in speech and language pathology. These courses consist of theory and practicum. Practicum takes part at the Karolinska University Hospital, at other hospitals, speech-language clinics and habilitation centers in the Stockholm area.

The programme is ended with a Master's thesis (one semester).