These online learning modules are offered by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine CPE office and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).
Dyspahgia management and neuromuscular care is a specialized area of practice with a growing evidence base to support a variety of rehabilitation interventions. The purpose of these modules are to familiarize swallowing clinicians and health care practitioners of this specialized body of knowledge. Using a case based approach Dr. Cleary illustrates current concepts and practice patterns.
Who is it for?
These online modules will be of interest to:
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Clinical Dietitians
- Healthcare Practitioners who specialize in ALS and neuromuscular conditions
The Dyspagia Management online learning modules are house on the University of Alberta's eClass external system. Once payment is made you will be contacted by the site administrator and provided instructions on how to set up your course login. Once you have been added to the modules by the site administrator you will have 90 day unlimited access to the modules. Each of the modules are self-paced meaning that there is no 'live' instruction.
Stuart Cleary, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, R-SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of Communication and Sciences and Disorders in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He also holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Stuart's primary clinical and research interests relate to swallowing function in degenerative diseases affecting older adults. He has more than 30 peer reviewed publications and 50 presentations/workshops on the topic of swallowing disorders.
Stuart currently teaches graduate courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Swallowing Disorders at the University of Alberta and is a facilitator in an Interprofessional Health Care Team Development (IntD410) course in the Palliative Care Stream. For the past 15 years he has run the Head & Neck Cadaver Lab teaching program for students in the MSc-SLP program and has continued to provide clinical care to adults with swallowing disorders.
$200.00 for 90 day unlimited access to all four modules (total of 14 educational hours).
Certificate of Completion
After module completion the University will issue a digital certificate noting the module content and number of educational hours