Trinity College Dublin launches Online CPD Course in Instrumental Dysphagia Evaluation 12th November 2018

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Publisert: 23/10/18 oppdatert: 23/10/18

The Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin is running an online continuing professional development (CPD) course in Instrumental Dysphagia Evaluation on the 12th of November 2018.


This two-week course is clinically-focused course and was developed by Dr. Julie Regan and Dr. Margaret Walshe. It has been designed to offer speech and language therapists, as well as any health and social care professionals with an interest in dysphagia, the opportunity to develop their understanding of instrumental dysphagia examinations. Students will explore radiological, endoscopic, gastroenterological and neurophysiological tests for evaluating dysphagia, and understand the importance of instrumental examinations.


Dr Julie Regan, Assistant Professor in Speech & Language Pathology, explains, “Whether you have access to instrumentation or you come across these examinations in the research literature, this course will equip you with up to date knowledge on instrumental evaluations employed in dysphagia clinical practice and research.”

This online course provides students with a stimulating learning experience by creating a structured yet flexible learning approach. Online delivery allows students to engage in learning activities at home or in the workplace and there is no requirement to attend at the Trinity campus in Dublin. Students get weekly online access to learning materials and must study these materials and complete activities set each week by the lecturer.

Catriona Lysaght, a former student, was very positive about the course: “I was looking for an update on current literature and best practice, and this course provided exactly what I needed, plus a whole lot more! Julie is an exceptional presenter, and the content was well-paced and illustrated. Highly recommend!”

The training can be considered towards CPD for professionals associated with CORU and will provide 6 CPD credits, and begins on the 12th of November 2018. Closing date for applications is the 29th of October 2018.

Applications are now open for this online CPD course. Course details are available here:

For more information, please contact Dr Julie Regan on .

Please note this course does not provide a professional qualification to work in the field of dysphagia. Certificates of Participation will be provided to students who complete the course.


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