Courses and Workshops

• Postgraduate Diploma on Swallowing Disorders

The ESSD is running a multidisciplinary, multi-centred course accredited around Europe. The host universities will provide the diploma. It’s a diploma to increase knowledge and will not qualify for professional practice. It will offer advanced training in the specific area of oropharyngeal dysphagia, including professional practice with clinical cases.

Programme in English - Information in English

Programa en Español - Información en Español

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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 next 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.

The e-module is available on the medical education platform Univadis in the following countries:

Brazil Denmark Greece India
Ireland Italy Norway Portugal Saudi Arabia South Africa
Spain Sweden Switzerland
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States

All health care professionals can register free of charge. The e-module has been accredited by the EACCME of the U.E.M.S. with one Continuous Medical Education credit, and has been translated into Spanish and accredited with 0,8 CME by the CCFCPS. It has also been translated into French, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian. There is a link to the English version (non-accredited) in the members' section of the website.