Hearing Therapy Counselling and Communications Skills

This course is for you if you are a clinician in the field of Audiology looking to gain knowledge and understanding to support provision of a service for patients with a wide range of hearing and hearing related problems.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type
Online / distance learning

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20 weeks

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    Key information and entry requirements

    Credit value: 30 Masters-level credits

    Mode of delivery: 5 days in person teaching - including one day online teaching and four days on-campus teaching

    Course type: Standalone module

    Start date: October 2023

    Application deadline: September 1st

    Number of places available: Maximum 10 students 

    Further dates: Please register your interest below to be notified once dates are released

    Duration: 20 weeks.

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


     Course fee for 23/24:  £620 per 10 credits.

    Speak to our Admissions Team

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

    Email: professionalcpd@aston.ac.uk

    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. 

    Course outline and what you will study

    This course will provide you with the knowledge base to support provision of a service for patients with a wide range of hearing and hearing related problems.

    This module introduces the function & disorders of the auditory system, audiological assessment, and management of hearing disorders in adults. It encourages students to engage with evidence-based decision making and to develop the higher thinking skills that are essential for advanced clinical practice in adult auditory rehabilitation.

    Learning, teaching and assessment

    This course is delivered via attendance on campus and 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.


    2x 2000 word written case study essays (100%).

    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.

    Course director

    Helen Pryce

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