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Oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults: principles of multiprofessional assessment and management | PTH701 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2021/22
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults: principles of multiprofessional assessment and management | PTH701 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2021/22
Availability
05/04/2022 | Available
05/04/2022 (On Campus), 12/04/2022 (Online), 26/04/2022 (Online), 03/05/2022 (Online), 24/05/2022 (Online)

Description

For more information regarding the Covid pandemic and how it might affect you please visit this page - https://www.healthcare.ac.uk/courses/covid-update/

 

This module is an option module within the MSc Healthcare Practice programme and MSc ACP Pathway.  It may also be taken as a free standing module.


This is designed to support the learner/learner to establish a comprehensive foundation in the multiprofessional assessment and management of dysphagia.  The module draws on contemporary research, opinion and policy to equip learner advanced clinical practitioners with the knowledge and skills which underpin effective

The focus on professional learning provides a foundation for the learner’s wider advancing practice development.  Opportunities to learn with and from colleagues include membership of multiprofessional learning sets and pathway-specific tutorials for individual learners to plan and contextualise learning within clinical specialty. 

AIMS:
This module will enable learners to extend capacity to effectively synthesise and critically apply contemporary research and clinical best practice in the management of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults.

PreRequisites

Programme entry requirements

Assessment

Assessment of the module will be through Summative Multiple Choice Quiz (40%) and a written case-based critical evaluation (2000 words) using a case from the learner’s own field of practice (60%).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Examine in depth the major indicators for dysphagia risk including the range of pathologies in which dysphagia may be expected as part of the clinical presentation including those where a progressive dysphagia may be indicated
  2. Critical demonstration of an evidence-informed understanding of the use of different approaches to assessment and when to refer for profession specific assessment; e.g. instrumental assessment of swallowing by a speech and language therapist
  3. Discuss in depth an evidence-informed understanding of the clinical rationale for multi-disciplinary discussion and decision-making in dysphagia management decisions and therapeutic interventions; nil by mouth, modified diet, positioning and so on and the implications of different dysphagia management strategies. 
  4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the implications of co-morbidities including those associated with cognitive and communication impairment
  5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the ethical and legal considerations in the management of dysphagia including person-centredness, deprivation of liberty, mental capacity, informed consent and instances of at risk-feeding

 

Course Notes

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, your course may now have to be initially delivered partly online. Please use this link to see what the technology requirements are.

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/technology-requirements

 

 

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Course Leader
Name: Jackie McRae
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Price

£935.00

Mode of Delivery
Blended Learning. On-Campus sessions subject to change. If government advice changes, we may need to update our plans. If we do so, we will update this information, and will keep current students and offer holders informed by email.
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