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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

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).

CAREER PROSPECTS

Once you have completed this course, you could go on to study a PgDip or MSc degree in your chosen specialism.

This course also supports your work with children and adults with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in health, social care or educational settings. Please note, this award is not a certificate of practical competence in dysphagia assessment/management.

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    132 76%

    19th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    14th

    29

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