The Master in Orofacial Motor is designed to provide the knowledge and methodologies to be able to diagnose the alterations and dysfunctions of the orofacial motor skills from the analysis and clinical interpretation.
It is an international master's degree that has teachers from Spain, Portugal and Brazil with current clinical practice. Likewise, it also allows international internships to be carried out at different centers in Spain and Portugal, validated if experience in the field of orofacial motor skills is demonstrated.
Thanks to the new blended modality, the program is compatible with the usual professional activity. Work will be carried out in a virtual environment directed by professionals, with some live videoconferences and with 6 face-to-face sessions concentrated in 2 weeks.Why are you interested in taking this master's degree?In-person clinical practices, both national and international, in different centers.
6 eminently practical face-to-face sessions. On June 10, 11, 17 and 18, the presentations of the Master's Final Project will be held (depending on the health situation, they will be done online or in person).
International teaching staff (Catalonia, Portugal, Spain and Brazil).
Teachers with current clinical practice and extensive teaching experience.
The master offers a broad and general vision of the most relevant areas and contents of OM.
Internship with validation options in case of demonstrating experience in the OM area.
Practices adaptable to the student's schedules (as far as possible), which can be carried out during the master's course period.Calendar
From October 9, 2021 to June 18, 2022.
Face-to-face sessions:May 26, 27 and 28, 2022
June 2, 3 and 4, 2022Synchronous online sessions:October 9 and 23, 2021
November 19, 2021
December 18, 2021
January 21-22, 2022
February 26, 2022
March 25-26, 2022* On June 10, 11, 17 and 18, the presentations of the Final Master's Thesis will be held (depending on the health situation, they will be held online or in person).
The areas and fields of activity of speech therapy have expanded significantly, which requires an increase in theoretical knowledge and new models of intervention.
This master provides the current knowledge necessary to respond to all the needs that a speech therapist may have in the field of orofacial motor skills.goalsPrepare students for the detection, evaluation, diagnosis and intervention in the different disorders of motor skills and orofacial sensitivity.
Provide students with deep theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of motor skills and orofacial sensitivity, to be able to carry out speech therapy diagnostic tests applied in the specific fields of neurology, pediatrics and neonatology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics or maxillofacial and cosmetic surgery.
Provide students with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for the development and implementation of the required speech therapy plan, according to the different alterations and dysfunctions of the stomatognathic system.
Acquire the methodological knowledge and attitudes that allow the development of abilities and skills to participate in various professional and research contexts.CompetenciesThe completion and improvement of the program contributes to the development of the following professional skills:Make the speech therapy diagnosis of orofacial motor alterations and dysfunctions, based on analysis and critical interpretation.
Design and carry out a speech therapy intervention plan for the different orofacial alterations and dysfunctions, based on the speech therapy diagnosis and complementary reports.
Integrate interdisciplinary teams in the field of health to care for users in the area of orofacial motor skills.
Plan a research project in the area of orofacial motor skills.Access requirementsIt is an essential condition to attend the course to be a diploma or graduate in Speech Therapy.
In case of not having either one or the other accreditation, the student must present the document of professional qualification for the exercise of speech therapy from the association of speech therapists of their autonomy.
It is necessary to carry out a prior interview with the coordination of the master to be able to enroll in the program.
As for those students who wish to validate the practices, it will be necessary for them to prove a minimum of one year of professional experience in speech therapy in orofacial motor disorders. The application must be made during the enrollment period and will be assessed by the coordination of the master's degree through an interview.ProgramModule 1. Fundamentals of Orofacial Motor (10 ECTS)Fundamentals and pathophysiology of SE
Morphophysiology of the organs of speech.
Palpatory anatomy and manual therapy applied to the orofacial region.
Anthropometric points in orofacial motor skills (OM) and use of the caliper.
Bases of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
Cephalometry and new technologies for orthodontic diagnosis.
Bases of Biofeedback and surface EMG.Module 2. OM in neonates, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. (12 ECTS)MO in neonatology.
MO in pediatrics.
Evaluation and intervention in oral breathing, snoring, asthma and OSAS.
Evaluation and intervention in lingual frenulum.
Evaluation and intervention in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.
Orofacial habits and their influence on SE
Evaluation and intervention in temporomandibular disorders.
Evaluation and intervention in facial aesthetics.Module 3. MO in neurology, facial paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases. (12 ECTS)Bases of neurology applied to OM.
OM in neurological disorders.
OM and neurodegenerative diseases.
Evaluation and intervention in facial paralysis.
OM in oncological cases.
Assessment of nutritional status.
Transcutaneous electrostimulation applied to OM.
Neuromuscular bands applied to OM.Module 4. MO in cleft palate, orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. (10 ECTS)Evaluation and intervention in temporomandibular disorders.
Oral and facial motor sensory stimulation.
Evaluation and intervention in facial aesthetics.
Evaluation and intervention in facial trauma.
Evaluation and intervention in orthognathic surgery.
Evaluation and intervention in cleft lip and palate.
Lymphatic drainage for speech therapists.EvaluationTo obtain the master's degree issued by the UVic-UCC, the following requirements must be met:
1. Attendance and passing the face-to-face block (75%).Compulsory attendance at a minimum of 80% of the total classroom hours.
Carrying out all the tasks assigned (exercises, questionnaires, resolution of cases, etc.).Each teacher will make an evaluation of the sessions carried out. The final grade of the module will take into account all the evaluations of the teachers of the module.
2. Practices (10%).
Satisfactory completion of the practical stay. Validation of clinical stays is allowed based on the recognition of professional experience. This recognition can be requested during the enrollment process for the master's degree.
3. Final project (15%).
It will be essential to pass the Final Master's Thesis (TFM) to obtain the title, of which the following will be valued:Formal presentation and contents (70%).
Oral defense (30%).Realization and delivery of a final knowledge integration project. Maximum delivery date: June 2022.
If the project is not passed with the qualification of suitable, it must be repeated and presented before September 2022.