Adult Dysphagia Training  CPD

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:30 Full day £180 CS6006 Register Interest

Course Content

This introductory course will support nurses and healthcare assistants in understanding swallowing difficulties.  The hands on workshop will also highlight common approaches to managing swallowing difficulties, both in acute and community settings. This course is tailored to healthcare staff working in elderly care or neurology specialties.

Tutor Info

Dr Celia Harding

Celia is a speech and language therapist who joined the Division of Language and Communication Science in October 2004 to teach issues related to disability across the lifespan.

Prior to working at City, University of London, Celia worked for 19 years full time in the NHS. Clinical interests include paediatric dysphagia, from neonates to teenagers, both acute and community, and children with complex special needs including autism. Celia has retained some clinical sessions at The Royal Free hospital in the paediatric department.

Kirsty Harrison

Kirsty is a speech and language therapist who joined City University London in 2008 to teach motor speech disorders and neurology for speech and language therapists.

Kirsty initially studied linguistics at the University of York in 1996-1999. This sparked her interest in all things related to communication and she decided to train as a speech and language therapist. She undertook the MMedSci course in Clinical Communication Studies at the University of Sheffield 2000-2002. She took her first job as a speech and language therapist in Waltham Forest PCT where she worked with children in special schools and adults in a hospital setting.

She moved to City and Hackney PCT in 2004 to work at the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, where she developed a keen interest in working with adults in a community setting.  Kirsty then moved back to Waltham Forest to lead the Community Adult Neurology Speech and Language Therapy Team before joining City University London in 2008. Kirsty completed the PGDip in Academic Practice in 2014 and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.


Nurses and healthcare assistants.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

Please see Course Overview.

Teaching and Assessment

No formal assessment, for teaching see Course Overview.

Application Deadline: