Swallow Physiology Masterclass

Tier 1: Normal Swallowing and Tier 2: Abnormal Swallowing

An important part of evidence-based practice is clinical expertise. Yet, many clinicians do not have the tools to gather, interpret, and apply their clinical data to understand trends in patient outcomes and justify clinical decisions. The Swallow Physiology Masterclass with Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D. aims to remedy this! 

Masterclass Tier 1: Normal Swallow Physiology introduces learners to clinical data collection, focusing on data that can be derived from clinical swallow evaluations and modified barium swallow studies. Tier 1 includes 2.5 hours of recorded lectures, focused on normal swallow physiology, which helps clinicians better understand swallow timing measures with the Videofluoroscopic Interpretation of Physiology (VIP) training program. 

Masterclass Tier 1: Normal Swallow Practice Portal includes hands-on practice (approximately 16 hours of training) conducting swallowing timing measures on a series of normal swallow MBS studies and a 30-minute consultation with Dr. Humbert. Completion of Normal Swallow Physiology is a pre-requisite for the Normal Swallow Practice Portal course. 

Masterclass Tier 2: Abnormal Swallowing introduces learners to scientific thinking, clinical decision-making, and clinical data collection in individuals with disordered swallowing. Tier 2 includes 3.5 hours of recorded lectures and a practice gallery focusing on interpreting MBS studies in individuals with swallowing disorders with the VIP training program. Completion of Swallow Physiology Masterclass Tier 1: Normal Swallowing (recorded lectures and practice portal) is strongly encouraged before enrolling in Swallow Physiology Masterclass Tier 2. 

Reviews

5 star rating

Amazing dive into re-evaluating how you are doing things, physiology and the importance of timing measures!

Jacqueline Santacroce

I really enjoyed this course and already feel I have learned so much. I have been completing MBS and CSE for about 10 years and this course is opening my eyes to how to improve my use and interpretation of both. I look forward to diving into the p...

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I really enjoyed this course and already feel I have learned so much. I have been completing MBS and CSE for about 10 years and this course is opening my eyes to how to improve my use and interpretation of both. I look forward to diving into the practice portal!

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5 star rating

Awesome course. I will continue with STEP training to increase my knowledge.

Dewey Taylor

Contents relevant to my practice and will encourage my coworkers to take the masterclass series.

Contents relevant to my practice and will encourage my coworkers to take the masterclass series.

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5 star rating

Love the detailed lecture with the great visuals.

Trina Wilson

5 star rating

Great review of swallowing function

Jonathan Lamere

Having been an SLP working with dysphagia for almost 20 years and reflecting on how my practice has evolved, this course is a great combination of review of anatomy and physiology with evidence based information to guide dysphagia assessment with ...

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Having been an SLP working with dysphagia for almost 20 years and reflecting on how my practice has evolved, this course is a great combination of review of anatomy and physiology with evidence based information to guide dysphagia assessment with more current information. Thank you!

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5 star rating

I learned to view biomechanical events of swallowing objectively and am looking forward to understanding how to use this information to assess abnormal swallow biomechanics.

Nilsa Rubin Perez

5 star rating

Great course

Jennifer Cobb

Very useful, I like the objective data with some variance built in for normal swallowing differences. Would have liked a few more examples done together prior to practicing the ratings as I found myself having to go back quite a bit to make sure I...

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Very useful, I like the objective data with some variance built in for normal swallowing differences. Would have liked a few more examples done together prior to practicing the ratings as I found myself having to go back quite a bit to make sure I was judging at the correct time. I've only done the pudding swallows so far, so I feel that it will get easier as I continue on. My eyes may be crossing a little, but am enjoying it!

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5 star rating

I would almost say this is Basic Swallowing 101: A great beginning! It was really excellent.

Rebecca Overton

5 star rating

How was this not part of my graduate education??

Stephanie Rimroth

This provided me fundamental understanding of concepts I was not just missing but wrongly documenting - this should be a requirement for all grad students. I wish it had been for me.

This provided me fundamental understanding of concepts I was not just missing but wrongly documenting - this should be a requirement for all grad students. I wish it had been for me.

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