Introduction

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a little recognised condition suffered by some 30 million Europeans, together with the associated nutritional and respiratory complications. It is very important to increase awareness of this condition as it can have serious complications: aspiratory pneumonia, heightened incidence of asphyxia, malnutrition or dehydration; which can all cause death in the patient. Dysphagia also prolongs hospital stays and the need for institutional care.
The populations at risk are both adults and children with neurodegenerativeillnesses, strokes and non-degenerative neurological illnesses, brain trauma, the elderly (over 70), patients with head and neck conditions (such as tumours), patients with recurrent pneumonia and respiratory infections.


This postgraduate diploma is multidisciplinary and aimes to increase knowledge about dysphagia offering advanced training in the specific area of oropharyngealdysphagia, including professional practice with clinical cases.
This postgraduate diploma is multidisciplinary and aimes to increase knowledge about dysphagia offering advanced training in the specific area of oropharyngealdysphagia, including professional practice with clinical cases.
The course comprises 57 ECTS credits and is designed for multidisciplinary professionals from all fields in contact with dysphagia: geriatrics and rehabilitation, nursing, medicine, radiology, neurology, ENT, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition, etc.
This postgraduate diploma not not qualify students for professiona practice in the area of dysphagia.

Access requirements

- Graduates and holders of pre-EHEA university diplomas in Health Sciences.
- Preferably at the residency stage.
- Working at the Maresme Health Consortium (CSdM) or with organisations that have specific teaching, research, innovation or care provision agreements with the CSdM.

Career opportunities

Given that this postgraduate course is aimed at professionals who are already qualified in different fields, the course does not qualify for professional practice on its own but aims to increase basic competences and knowledge in the area of dysphagia.
The professional areas in which employment opportunities exist are all those in contact with dysphagia: medicine, nursing, radiology, neurology, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition, ENT, physiotherapy, geriatrics and rehabilitation, etc.

Contact

Alba Picón Aymerich

Phone: 687601887

E-mail: postgrad.diploma@myessd.org

UAB Graduate Diploma

1 Edition
Places: 30
Orientation: Professional
57 ECTS
Code: 3633/1
Price: 3500 ¤

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Modality: Blended
Location: Hospital de Mataró. Crta. de Cirera s/n 08304 Mataró/ Facultat de Medicina, UAB
Dates: from 17/10/2016 to 16/06/2017
Teaching language:
Spanish (75%), English (25%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Cirugía
Collaborating centres:
Fundació Salut del Consorci Sanitari del Maresme
European Society for Swallowing Disorders

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