In Fall 2023, University of Puthisastra will launch a new course on Dysphagia Management, in collaboration with Rotary International Foundation and SSTC.
Since 2014, Speech Therapy Cambodia has been training small groups of hospital clinicians in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, but this will be the first course of its kind to be offered by a Cambodian university. This is critical to the sustainability of our profession in Cambodia.
The year-long certificate course is aimed at qualified healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists) who already encounter patients with swallowing problems in their current workplaces.
- Internationally licensed speech pathologists with at least five years of dysphagia experience will supervise the participants.
- Fourteen doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists from Phnom Penh hospitals and clinics have enrolled in the course.
- The participants’ employers have pledged to support them during their one-year training and to provide ongoing and sustainable dysphagia services for their patients.
- Two public hospitals and three top-rated private institutions are participating in the program.
Read more about the course design and implementation.
Join our Team!
If you are a speech-language pathologist with at least five years of experience in dysphagia care, we would love to have you as a clinical supervisor for our course.
Travel and living expenses are paid for a minimum three-month rotation.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Chafcouloff at: email@example.com.