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Identification of Anatomy and Physiology on Modified Barium Swallow Study

Course: #6779 Level: Introductory2 Hours 78 Reviews

This course will provide an introduction to modified barium swallow studies. Video clips and static video will be used to teach anatomical markers of the oropharyngeal swallow, physiology of the normal swallow and oropharyngeal phases, and provide examples of normal esophageal function. Note: This is a 2-hour event. Exam content will be presented within the event; please print the preview exam OR have pencil/paper ready to record your answers for entry into the electronic system afterward.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to state why evidenced-based practice (EBP) is important in dysphagia assessment and treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify anatomical markers on videofluoroscopic images.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal physiology of the swallow based on anatomical markers.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal versus disordered oropharyngeal swallowing under videofluoroscopy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify normal esophageal function vs disordered function under videofluoroscopy.


0-5 Minutes Introduction and overview
5-20 Minutes Evidence-based practice and application to dysphagia evaluation and treatment
20-40 Minutes Physiology of the normal swallow
40-60 Minutes Identification of anatomical markers on videofluoroscopy-labeled
60-80 Minutes The Normal Swallow
80-95 Minutes The Aging Swallow
95-110 Minutes Identification of normal vs disordered swallow
110-120 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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