Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines (FutureLearn)

Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines (FutureLearn)
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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.
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Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines (FutureLearn)
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia. 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.

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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


Syllabus


Week 1: Dysphagia: overview

Week 2: Oral formulations and medicines management

Week 3: Medicines law, unlicensed medicines & patients rights

Week 4: Medication taking behaviour

Week 5: Ageing and dysphagia

Week 6: Swallowing difficulties in young age


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Describe the swallowing process and different causes of swallowing problems.

- Describe the different types of medicines formulations and how these should be administered to patients.

- Describe how tablets and capsules are designed to ensure that drugs are appropriately distributed in the body.

- Describe special considerations which need to be taken into account when giving medicines to older people and children.

- Describe the special considerations which are required to administer medicines via enteral tubes.

- Describe the law relating to the selection and administration of medicines.

- Describe how best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia.



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Course Auditing
84.00 EUR
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.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.