|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to the basic principles of the assessment and management of both adult and paediatric dysphagic patients.
This module contributes to a degree qualification in BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences leading to a vocational qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
1. The normal swallow, including revision of anatomy and neuroanatomy of swallowing.
2. Causes of acquired (neurological, structural, surgical) dysphagia. Recognition of dysphagic symptoms.
3. Bed-side assessment of dysphagia, including assessing sensation and motor performance, oral and pharyngeal function.
4. Theory and practice of routine management of dysphagic patients, including altering head position, safe swallow techniques and sensory stimulation.
5. Further investigations, including videofluoroscopy and videoendoscopic swallow studies, clinical examples and hands-on VESS.
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||56:00||56:00||0:00||N/A|
The assessment is designed to test students’ observational and descriptive aptitude and ability to draw conclusions from swallowing status to provide a firm rationale for diagnostic decisions and intervention.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
*Please note that this module is taught in Semester 1 but assessed in Semester 2. An oral viva may be given, following the outcome of the written case report, at the discretion of the module leader.
In the case study students apply acquired skills in assessment of feeding/swallowing and in their write up demonstrate detailed case history taking and critically evaluative reporting, exposition of rationale for assessments and decision making and link their clinical detailed descriptions to issues of theory that their case highlights.
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