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Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking CPPD

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Course overview

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.

Module dates

Term 1

SEP: Wednesday 25 September 2019
OCT: Wednesday 2, 9, 16 and 23 October 2019
NOV: Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 November 2019
DEC: Wednesday 4 December 2019

Module Submission Date: TBC

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA 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, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • 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 ...

  • Dr 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 ...

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