Courses and Workshops

• Master’s Degree on Swallowing Disorders / Postgraduate Diploma on Swallowing Disorders

The ESSD is running two multidisciplinary, multi-centred courses: the Master’s Degree on Swallowing Disorders and the Postgraduate Diploma on Swallowing Disorders. The host university, the UAB, will provide the certificates. These are courses to increase knowledge on dysphagia and will not qualify for professional practice. They will offer advanced training in the specific area of oropharyngeal dysphagia, including professional practice with clinical cases.

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• Online Course on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Pathophysiology and Management

The ESSD has developed an interactive e-learning course that combines text, videos, and multiple choice questions, describes the anatomy and physiology of normal and abnormal swallowing and the pathophysiological causes of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD). It also examines the complications of OD and various treatment strategies currently available including bolus modification, swallowing therapy and postural adjustment, among others. Management options are illustrated via case studies.

The scientific content has been developed by ESSD and the online design by Mededgs.The course was sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from by Nutricia.