The module will allow students to move from carrying out protocol-guided dysphagia assessments and therapy to being able to independently assess clients using a range of methods and to plan, carry out and evaluate individualised client-centred dysphagia treatment packages with clients with a range of aetiologies.
There are a maximum of 15 places on this course. If qualified Speech and Language Therapists meet the pre-requisites they can apply. The fee for this course is currently £625.
Structure and assessment
There are two streams to this module – adult neurology and adults with learning disabilities. Much of the teaching and learning is done as a whole group as it is applicable to all but some teaching is split for the different streams. Case examples will be used from both client groups throughout.
The main components of the module are:
- A theoretical understanding of dysphagia, its presentations and variations with different aetiologies within adult neurology/adults with learning disabilities
- An understanding of the impact dysphagia has on a person’s life and the importance of a client-centred approach
- An investigation into the evidence base for a variety of assessment and treatment methods
- A consideration of the importance of contributing factors and the role of the MDT
- Case-based work – interpreting assessment results and planning individual treatment packages for a range of clients
- A theoretical understanding of management differences for dysphagia caused by a range of aetiologies and within a range of settings with examples of the clinical application
- Discussion of more complex cases including tracheostomy, complex needs, ethics and end of life care
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences facilties
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
As part of the university’s commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships.
Normal fees apply, except for therapists working for the East Midlands NHS where these are waived if this is part of an approved staff development plan; this is due to funding from the Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) contract in this area.
Wiza studencka do Wielkiej Brytanii
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