The Post-Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia requires completion of 4 courses and 2 practica. Completion of this 18-credit certificate requires maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above for all coursework and practica combined.
Courses are taught in a hybrid format; meaning that there will be 6 face-to-face in classroom sessions, and other class content to be covered online throughout the semester. In-person class meetings will be held at New York Medical College, Valhalla campus. Special computer arrangements will be explored if attendance is not possible at a particular site.
This coursework is followed by 2 practica, where students will work in neonatal intensive care units as well as outpatient clinics, following infants and children through the various stages of dyphagia treatment plans.
In addition to the courses above, the certificate requires the completion of two practica. Practica will take place:
Fall 2017 Schedule-At-A-Glance:
The following are in-person class meetings. Online projects/assignments will follow.
Class time: 5:45 – 9:15pm
Location: School of Health Sciences & Practices, NYMC
PFDM 6001 Acquisition/Development of Feeding/Swallowing Skills in Children
Professor Alexandra Heinsen-Combs and Professor Tahhan
Wed. 9/6, Wed. 9/13, Wed. 9/27, Tues. 10/3, Tues. 10/10, Wed. 10/18
Special Session (medical management) - Wed. 10/25
PFDM 6002 Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in Pediatric Populations
Professor Velella and Professor Murray-Keane
Wed. 11/1, Wed. 11/8, Wed. 11/15, Tues. 11/21, Wed. 11/29, Wed. 12/6