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Adult Dysphagia Training City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

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.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

Please see Course Overview.



Prerequisite knowledge

Nurses and healthcare assistants.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.



No formal assessment, for teaching see Course Overview.

Module leaders

  • Professor Celia Harding

    Celia is a speech and language therapist who joined the Division of Language and Communication Science in October 2004 teaching and researching in the areas of disability, AAC, preterm infants and dysphagia.

    Prior to working at City, University of London, Celia worked for nearly 20 years full time in the ...

  • Kirsty Harrison

    Kirsty is a speech and language therapist who became an Honorary Lecturer at City, University London in 2020. Kirsty is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

    Prior to this, Kirsty worked at City, University of London as a Senior Lecturer. to teach motor speech disorders, dysphagia ...