Course: CD 663. Adult and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding Disorders (3)
Prerequisites: CD 558; Admission to the department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical aspects of the disorders of swallowing or dysphagia. The physiology of normal swallow is studied as it develops across the lifespan. The etiologies of dysphagia in both the pediatric and adult populations are examined, as well as clinical and instrumental assessment of normal swallowing and dysphagia. Finally, the diagnosis and management of disorders of swallowing in the pediatric and adult populations are investigated.