Tinnitus Management - Standalone module

This course is for you if you are a clinician in the field of Audiology and are looking to develop your knowledge in the physiological mechanisms, demographics and epidemiology of tinnitus and hyperacusis. You will explore topics such as hearing aids, sound enrichment and tinnitus generation.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type
Online / distance learning

Course format

No placements

Duration

20 weeks

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    Course outline and modules

    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.

     

    Credit value: 15 Masters-level credits

    Mode of delivery: Distance learning

    Course type: Standalone module

    Start date: October. 

    Application deadline: September 1st

    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

    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 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: Helen Pryce

    Fees

    Fee for 23/24 - £620 per 10 credits.

    Career prospects

    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.

    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.