Adult Rehabilitation - Standalone module

This course is for you if you are a clinician in the field of Audiology looking to develop your knowledge in auditory science, assessment and rehabilitation. You will explore topics such as the assessment and management of hearing loss, evidence-based decision making and critical appraisal of clinical practice.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham


Course type
Online / distance learning

Course format

No placements


20 weeks

UCAS code(s)


Start date

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Course outline and modules

This course will provide you with a theoretical background in auditory science, assessment and rehabilitation, which are essential for clinical practice in audiology. 

It will develop your knowledge of the evidence base regarding assessment and management of hearing loss, and encourage evidence based decision making and critical appraisal of clinical practice.

Following successful completion of this module, you will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of routine clinical practice and the underpinning research evidence regarding auditory conditions and their diagnosis and management
  • Demonstrate your ability to critically appraise information
  • Demonstrate your ability to synthesise logical and evidence-based argument
  • Apply your knowledge of auditory conditions, diagnostic tests and management options to a specific set of circumstances
  • Communicate clearly and concisely using advanced concepts and terminology.

Topics covered in this module include:

  • Acoustics & psychoacoustics
  • The function & disorders of the auditory system
  • Audiological assessment
  • Management of hearing disorders in adults.


Credit value: 15 masters level credits

Mode of delivery: Distance learning 

Course type: Standalone module

Number of places available: 20

Start date: January 9th 2024

Application deadline: 7th December 2023

Duration: 20 weeks (not including Christmas break)

Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, you a typical student can expect to spend around 10 hours a week throughout the duration of the course, equivalent to 200 hours of study in total.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: You must be a clinician in the field of Audiology.

Learning, teaching and assessment

This course is delivered via distance 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.

Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course. Coursework will take the form of an online test and a case report assignment.

Our courses are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Life and Health 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.


2023/24 fees are £620 per 10 credits.

Career prospects

Our courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

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 09.30am-4.30pm BST)

Please click here for guidance on completing the postgraduate application.