• UAB Graduate Diploma
  • Code: 3652/7
  • 7th edition
  • Modality: Blended
  • Credits: 51 ECTS
  • Start date: 10/10/2022
  • Finish date: 04/06/2023
  • Places: 30
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 3366 €
  • Teaching language: English
  • Location: Fundació Salut del Consorci Sanitari del Maresme: Hospital de Mataró, C/ Cirera s/n. 08304, Mataró, Barcelona./ Acadèmia de les Ciències Mèdiques de Catalunya i Balears: Carrer Major de Can Caralleu 1
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.
In conclusion early detection and treatment of oropharyngealdysphagia is important for the prevention of associated complications and to reduce the risk of death as a result of malnutrition and aspiratory pneumonia.

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 51 ECTS credits and is designed for multidisciplinary professionals from all fields in contact with dysphagia: geriatrics and rehabilitation, nursing, medicine, radiology, neurology, ENT, dietetics and nutrition, etc.
This postgraduate diploma not not qualify students for professiona practice in the area of dysphagia.

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.

Scholarships and financial aid

Chek all the information on the possibilities for grants and scholarships in the page for UAB financial aids, grants and calls.

Coordinating centres

Departamento de Cirugía

Collaborating centres

Fundació Salut del Consorci Sanitari del Maresme
European Society for Swallowing Disorders


Laura Chércoles

Phone: +34 93 741 7700 ext. 1106

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