ProVox provides specialized continuing education in the sciences of the voice, speech and singing, to facilitate the development of evidenced-based practices of evaluation, assessment, habilitation and rehabilitation of the voice for speech and singing.

Totally delivered in English and following a “hands-on” teaching-learning approach, the curricular structure of this academic distance-learning course is organized in three modules, covering: anatomy and physiology applied to the function of the voice in speech and singing; perception, habilitation and rehabilitation of the voice using currently available technology and evidence-based exercises; and technological resources to evaluate the voice in a voice lab setting.

The course provides 40 educational credits (ECTS) and lasts 34 weeks. The online educational platform is friendly use, and provides the opportunity to access course materials, including written material, lectures, practical demonstrations, exercises, audio-visual material, and discussion forums.

At the end, students obtaining a classification equal/higher than 10 points (out of 20), resulting from the sum of the final marks obtained in the 3 modules that constitute the course will be awarded a Diploma in Voice Science, Speech and Singing Specialist by the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Target Audience

The course contents are designed to target three professional groups:

  1. Those who care of the professional voice (e.g., laryngologists, phoniatricians, speech and language pathologists, logopeds)
  2. Those who are voice educators and professional voice users (e.g. teachers, actors, journalists, etc.), including both solo and choir singers
  3. Those responsible for the development of voice-related knowledge (e.g., voice scientists and electronic, biomedical, telecommunication and sound engineers)

Differentiation Factors

ProVox constitutes the first distance-learning course available in the Sciences of Voice, Speech and Singing, whose interdisciplinary nature covers three scientific areas: Technologies of diagnose and assessment, Therapy and rehabilitation, Continuing education.

It constitutes a unique opportunity to develop competences on voice assessment, education, (re)habilitation and analysis, learning from a team of internationally recognised clinicians, teachers and researchers.