Applied Practice in the Management of Dysphagia

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Reduce morbidity, mortality and improve the quality of life for dysphagia sufferers. Learn how to provide a range of interventions which are culturally appropriate.

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The course aims to respond to the evidence that the appropriate identification and management of dysphagia in practice reduces morbidity, mortality and improves quality of life. Improved nutrition and hydration have an impact on physical and mental wellbeing. Children and adults with dysphagia may present in different ways and have varying symptoms and profiles of retained abilities. Services should be person-centred and provide a range of interventions which are culturally appropriate. This short course has been designed in response to the learning needs of these professionals in practice-based settings.

Why us?

  • Delivered by experts within the field of mental health and wellbeing

Course structure

This is six-day programme delivered one day per month as blended learning. It includes:

  • Interactive face to face lectures and seminars
  • Skills workshops
  • Self-directed learning using the virtual learning environment
  • Practical experience

Assessment includes:

  • Portfolio of applied practice in dysphagia (80%)
  • Action learning set report (20%)

Topics covered include:

  • Mechanisms of detailed and accurate assessment (there may be multiple assessments over time) leading to accurate diagnosis of dysphagia
  • Understanding the functional difficulties of dysphagia with empathic regard for quality of life and the need to take into account individuals' preferences and beliefs


  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

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This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be registered healthcare professionals. Evidence of previous study at level 5 (or 6 for those studying at level 7) is required.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700. Funding places are available.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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