Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines, Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English ()
    Language
University rank #188 (WUR) Online
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

About

The course offers an opportunity to network with other learners and with the creators of the course through discussions, graphs and social networking features and to share knowledge with other learners and professionals. By completing this online course participants will be able to describe:

  • the swallowing process and different causes of swallowing problems
  • the different types of medicines formulations and how these should be administered to patients
  • how tablets and capsules are designed to ensure that drugs are appropriately distributed in the body
  • special considerations which need to be taken into account when giving medicines to older people and children
  • the special considerations which are required to administer medicines via enteral tubes
  • the law relating to the selection and administration of medicines
  • how best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • The swallowing process and different causes of swallowing problems.
  • The different types of medicines formulations and how these should be administered to patients.
  • How tablets and capsules are designed to ensure that drugs are appropriately distributed in the body.
  • Special considerations which need to be taken into account when giving medicines to older people and children.
  • The special considerations which are required to administer medicines via enteral tubes.
  • The law relating to the selection and administration of medicines.
  • How best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

There are no requirements for this course, other than an interest in swallowing difficulties and medicines. The course will be of particular interest to carers, nurses and those in the field of medicine.

This course will also give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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