Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking  CPPD

This module is designed for Speech and Language Therapists and other health professionals with experience of working in the field of dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking. 

All speech and language therapists are required to update their knowledge and practice continually.

This module will help to deepen your understanding of the assessment and management of these disorders. Additionally, the teaching and learning methods adopted will help equip you with the skills to continually review and evaluate new dysphagia evidence in the future.

Course Information

Dates and Fees to be confirmed


Overseas students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, or the Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least two years' relevant clinical experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist or a teacher of people with speech, language and communication needs and/or learning disabilities (where relevant)
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or a satisfactory clinical reference.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 100

What will I learn?

The module will enable you to:

  • Analyse current research findings with regard to the assessment and treatment of swallowing and determine the impact these have on current therapeutic management
  • Differentiate the presentation and management of swallowing disorders in different pathologies over the lifespan
  • Integrate different perspectives on the management of feeding and swallowing disorders, contrasting the medical and social models of disability. 

Teaching and Assessment

Mode of delivery
Teaching methods consists of in-depth reading of current research papers,  facilitated class discussions and some informal tutor led presentations.

Assessment for the module consists of two essays (2000 words each), linking the topics covered to your area of speciality or interest.

Application Deadline:

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