Hearing Therapy PgCert/PgDip

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

Duration

PG Cert: 1 year, PGDip: 2 years

UCAS code(s)

N/A

Start date

Key information and entry requirements

Credit value: 60 masters level credits (PGCert) 120 masters credits (PGDip)

Mode of delivery: 5 day mandatory attendance (split across 3 and 2 days) with online materials

Course type: PGCert/PGDip

Start date: October. 

Number of places available: Maximum 10 students 

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

Duration: 1 academic year (PGCert)  or 2 academic years (PGDip)

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 500 hours of study in total

Entry requirements: This course is the entry point for practice as a Hearing Therapist in the UK. To register with the RCCP will require additional clinical practice assessment via the British Academy of Audiology Higher Training Scheme. Those with prior qualification in audiology are welcome.

Fees

£3450 for PGCert

£6900 for PGDip

Based on current fees £575 per 10 credits. 

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.

Assessment

Online tasks and written essays.

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-Cazalet

Other staff

Becky Midwinter

Saira Hussain

Dr Lou Atkinson

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