Yum Srey Ny, physical therapist at Sunrise Japan Hospital, Phnom Penh, explains her reasons for joining the new university dysphagia course, developed by SSTC and offered by the University of Puthisastra.
“I have met many patients with swallowing difficulty almost every day. The reason that I am interested in learning this skill is because there are many patients in Cambodia who need this skill for their treatment,” she says.
“This skill is very well known in other countries but not in Cambodia. It is a great resource that we can help people and help our society. And it is wonderful that SSTC can put this skill into the university.”
The yearlong course is aimed at training qualified healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors and physiotherapists) who already encounter patients with swallowing problems in their current workplaces.