Key information and entry requirements
Credit value: 15 masters level credits
Mode of delivery: Distance learning
Course type: Standalone module
Start date: October. Please note, applications for October 2020 entry will open summer 2020, this course page will be updated with the application link. Please register your interest by using the form at the bottom of this page.
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 10 hours a week studying 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 outline and what you will study
This module will enable clinicians to recognise what is needed to develop and deliver rehabilitative services for people with tinnitus, and related difficulties such as hyperacusis. It will enable students to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness in managing patients/clients with tinnitus and/or hyperacusis.
Following successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical awareness of the clinical applicability of current tinnitus research in managing tinnitus patients/clients
- Demonstrate independence in researching, planning and writing assignments
- Demonstrate recognition of the elements required in the delivery of a patient/client centred service
- Communicate clearly and concisely using advanced concepts and terminology.
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 4 short essays (700 words) and a final 2,000 word essay.
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: Amanda Casey
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 career working with adult patients with tinnitus and/or hyperacusis as well as at experienced practitioners who want to ensure they are delivering evidence-based services.
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