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CSD 602. Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Anatomy, physiology and neurology of normal swallowing; evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders; related ethical issues.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Label and describe anatomical structures and physiological processes related to dysphagia.
2. Compare and contrast scientifically normal and abnormal eating and swallowing in pediatric and adult populations.
3. Describe at least 3 standardized/instrumental and at least 3 informal/perceptual assessment procedures for dysphagia.
4. Locate and integrate information from at least 3 alternative resources to accurately diagnose a dysphagic patient (case studies).
5. Locate and integrate information from evidence-based practice literature to establish appropriate intervention goals for a dysphagic patient (case studies).

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