Using a series of case studies this topic introduces students to knowledge of the aetiology, nature, prognosis, mechanisms and course of voice and swallowing disorders. On completion of the topic students should be able to answer the following questions: How do we produce voice? How do we swallow? What is dysphagia? How might swallowing break down? What is the impact of having difficulties with voice and/or swallowing? How is dysphagia diagnosed and treated? How are problems with the voice diagnosed and treated?
This topic aims to: