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Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking CPPD

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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 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



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 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 ...

  • Professor Celia Harding

    Dr. Celia Harding trained as a speech and language therapist at University College London, graduating in 1986. She joined the Division of Language and Communication Science, City, University of London in October 2004 teaching and researching in the areas of disability across the lifespan, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), preterm infant ...