Adult Audiology - Assessment and Management

This course is for you if you are a clinician in the field of Audiology and are looking to develop your knowledge in assessment and management of hearing conditions in adults.

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20 weeks

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Course outline and modules

This module aims to provide students with a theoretical background in assessment and rehabilitation for adult populations, including those with additional needs, in audiology. Students will also have the skills to critically appraise and evaluate the evidence base to foster a culture of self-evaluation and development of new skills.

This module will introduce you to following (but not limited to):

  • Patient and family-centred approaches
  • Patient considerations for age-related conditions and patient groups with additional needs
  • Patient pathways and outcomes
  • A variety of assessment tools for hearing aid validation and investigation of rehabilitation needs as well as adaptations to testing
  • Performance and clinical utility of objective and behavioural test techniques
  • Hearing device, including implantable devices, from a variety of industrial manufacturers covering both public and private sector
  • Management plans and considerations for those with additional needs and complex audiological profiles
  • An introduction to Tinnitus (Please visit here for the full Tinnitus module).


This module is suitable for individuals already working in the field of audiology and would like to expand their skillset. This module has an emphasis on the Adult Assessment and Management pathway, including device options. We also run the ‘Adult Rehabilitation -Standalone module’ for an in-depth look at Adult Rehabilitation. This module can be taken to support the British Academy of Audiology’s Higher Training Scheme (HTS). It is taught alongside students on the MSc Clinical Science Course, as part of the National School of Healthcare Science’s Scientist Training Programme (STP).

This module has block teaching with some online days and some on campus. These take place in October and January.

On successful completion of the module, you should be able to:

  1. Apply an integrative understanding of patient-centered care in formulating appropriate patient assessment plans
  2. Appraise adult hearing loss using clinically applicable tools and diagnostic techniques
  3. Evaluate the medical aetiology of hearing-related conditions and the applicability of research in amplification and aural rehabilitation
  4. Appraise the evidence base for holistic management and rehabilitation approaches for adult patients in audiology to develop best practice


Key information

Credit value: 15 Masters-level credits

Mode of delivery: Blended learning - online and in person sessions

Course type: Standalone module

Start date: September. 

Application deadline: 

Number of places available: Maximum 10 students

Duration: 20 weeks (not including Christmas vacation)

Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student can expect to spend around 150 hours of study in total

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: You must be a clinician in the field of Audiology and have a minimum of a BSc degree.

Learning, teaching and assessment

This course is delivered via blended learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.

Seminars will be based on the pre-reading and materials available online. Students will also be taught by external guest clinicians and industry experts.

Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course Coursework will take the form of:

  1. A journal club preparation and delivery session 
  2. A written assignment of 2000 words

Our courses are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Health and Life Sciences teaching and research. Many members of staff practise/have practised professionally. In the recent Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, Aston University was awarded Gold, the highest award possible. In addition, our courses are regularly reviewed by relevant professional experts.

Course director: Saira Hussain


The Fee for 2024/25 cycle is £650 per 10 credits

Career prospects

Our courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills and/or develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field. This module is aimed at practitioners who are developing their careers working with adult patients as well as at experienced practitioners who want to ensure they are delivering evidence-based services.

Speak to our Admissions Team

If you have any questions about the application process please get in touch with our postgraduate admissions team:


Call: 0121 204 3200 (Please note this line is open Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm BST)

Please click here for guidance on completing the postgraduate application.