Hearing Therapy Counselling and Communication 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

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 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.

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: 23 August

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

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

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


 Course fee for 24/25:  £650 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 09.30am-4.30pm BST)

Please click here for guidance on completing the postgraduate application. 

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