The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
28 February 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module builds upon students' understanding of anatomy, physiology and neurology from year 1 of the programme. Students will be deepen their knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and neurology of eating and drinking difficulties and develop knowledge and understanding of assessment and intervention approaches to dysphagia management in readiness for practical application in the placement setting.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

Eating and Drinking
Professional Reasoning

Learning and teaching methods

No information available.


  • (no date) International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.
  • (2019) Dysphagia assessment and treatment planning: a team approach, San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.
  • Langdon, Claire; Jardine, Karen; Cichero, Julie A. Y. (©2013) The essential dysphagia handbook: real life decisions, mindmapping & more, [United States]: [CreateSpace].
  • IDDSI – International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, https://iddsi.org/

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   3000 word critical discussion of a case study (Summative)  15/06/2020  100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Natasha Sore, email: nlsore@essex.ac.uk.
Natasha Sore
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan ipladmin@essex.ac.uk - 01206 874496



External examiner

Ms Helen Cameron
University of Sheffield
University Teacher
Available via Moodle
Of 39 hours, 36 (92.3%) hours available to students:
3 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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