Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001925
Module level: 6
Module credits: 15 credits
Enhance your management of patients with swallowing issues, prevent problems such as aspiration pneumonia and learn to provide the right nutrition for recovery.
As a healthcare professional who comes into day-to-day contact with patients with potential swallowing problems, you want to enhance your understanding and increase the level of care you provide. Our course will give you:
You'll be assessed as part of this course. You'll produce a 1,500-word critical analysis of the assessment and management of a patient with swallowing difficulties. We'll also look at practice competencies, including two swallowing assessments.
While the theory components are suitable to all professions, full academic credit is only available when you complete the practice section with a qualified speech and language therapist. For this, you must submit a signed supplementary information form, giving the name of a qualified therapist from your local area who'll support your clinical supervision and practice assessment.
Our module will benefit any healthcare professional who encounters patients with swallowing difficulties on a daily basis.
When you apply, you'll need to provide the name of a qualified Speech and Language Therapist from your local area, who has agreed to support your clinical supervision and practice assessment.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
You'll be a healthcare professional who regularly comes into contact with patients with potential swallowing problems.
To be accepted onto this course, you'll need to provide the name of a qualified Speech and Language Therapist from your local area, who has agreed to support your clinical supervision and practice assessment.
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