Dysphagia – Introduction to Dysphagia

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Gain an introduction to dysphagia. Learn more about increasing awareness of the signs and risks of swallowing problems. Study a multi-professional course which is relevant for both primary and secondary care.

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This is a one day workshop that aims to give you an introduction to dysphagia. The workshop will cover:

  • Increasing awareness of the signs and risks of swallowing problems
  • Informating and emporting staff to identify problems early
  • Identifying how to support end of life eating and drinking plans
  • Improving referral and support to service users
  • Sharing good practice ideas and tools.

Why us?

  • This course forms part of our CWD suite of courses and is seen as a priority area for NHS trusts
  • 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 will take place in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled. 

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at registered health professionals.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates: cape@sunderland.ac.uk

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £110.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

Course structure

This workshop is a one day taught session using lecture style, video clips, interactive work and carer/patient presentation.

Content includes:

A brief introduction into dysphagia, increasing awareness, identifying problems early and sharing good practice ideas and tools.

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