Taught course

Dysphagia

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Qualifications
PCert

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject such as health or social care. Applicants with a diploma who have gained significant clinical and professional expertise in the field of dysphagia, or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, may also be able to enter the course.

All applicants should have a basic understanding of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties and practical experience will be an added advantage.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this course, you’ll consider the evidence behind the assessment and management of dysphagia (difficulties eating, drinking and swallowing).

It’s designed for professionals working across the health, social care and education sectors.

You might be a speech and language therapist, a nurse, or a physiotherapist. You might work with clients who have acquired difficulties as a result of a stroke or Parkinson’s disease, for example. Or, you may work with children with swallowing difficulties.

Whichever sector you work in, through our postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in Dysphagia, you’ll reflect on assessment and management practices for dysphagia across adults and children.

You’ll explore topics including the neurochanges in swallowing through life, the psycho-social impact on clients, and current management and intervention approaches.

You’ll complete an independent study project, too. This allows you to apply your new knowledge to a work-based project that’s unique to your interests, experience and workplace.

At Manchester Met, our academic team has clinical and research experience in the field of dysphagia. This means you’ll be taught by experts who understand the theoretical and practical sides of your day-to-day role, and the challenges within dysphagia. In 2015, they completed a study for Health Education North West on developing dysphagia competencies in the speech and language therapy profession.

This course builds upon the findings of that project and offers support to increase evidence-based knowledge of working with children and adults with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

Can’t fit full-time study around your career? You don’t have to complete the full PgCert, you can also study one or two of the units as part of your continuing professional development (CPD)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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