Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines - University of East Anglia

FutureLearn
Online

Free

Important information

Description

This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

Important information
Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
04 April 2016
09 June 2016
20 July 2016
11 January 2017
02 March 2017
Online

What you'll learn on the course

IT

Course programme

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 law relating to the selection and administration of medicines



    • how best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia




You can use the hashtag #FLswallowMed to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.



We look forward to seeing you on the course.