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.

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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.