Technology enhanced dysphagia services
Added:23/10/2023 11:26

Module 5 in the series "Current topics in dysphagia rehabilitation" learning program.
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Module 5 in the series "Current topics in dysphagia rehabilitation" learning program.

Course/Activity Information

This module will focus on delivering adult dysphagia services via telepractice. Current evidence-base and service models will be explored along with available resources for use in clinical practice. Innovative and emerging practices to support future services will also be discussed.

Upon successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence for the delivery of dysphagia services via telepractice.
  • Discuss the various telepractice modes and models of care utilised in the delivery of dysphagia services.
  • Describe innovative and emerging practices to support the delivery of dysphagia services in the future.
  • Utilise SPA telepractice documents and resources to support the delivery of telepractice dysphagia services within clinical practice.


Dr Clare Burns

Dr Clare Burns is an Advanced Speech Pathologist and Clinician Research Fellow at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland (UQ). She has over 20 years of clinical experience and over the last 12 years, has conducted research in speech pathology and technology enabled health care. She has developed, evaluated and implemented a range of telehealth services incorporating speech pathology (specifically swallowing and head and neck cancer services), multidisciplinary care, and broader allied health services.

Dr Burns has published internationally and co-led the development of Speech Pathology Australia’s Position Statement and Principles of Practice Guideline on Telepractice. She is a guest lecturer at UQ and an invited presenter at national and international conferences. She is an Affiliate of Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation and Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth, UQ.

Please note: This is to purchase Module 5 only, if you wish to purchase all 5 modules, please see "Current topics in dysphagia rehabilitation". See below to access the other topics in the series.

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  • Training Hours: 2.00
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