Specialist Certificate in Hearing Science
What will I study?
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the Specialist Certificate in Hearing Science the student should be able to;
- Identify and consider the role of the audiologist and other multidisciplinary team members in the management of individuals with hearing impairment.
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research based evidence that underpins skills development specific to audiological practice.
- Apply theoretical knowledge to understand the practice of providing care to individuals experiencing auditory impairment and well-being that require audiological interventions.
- Apply assessment findings and knowledge of the individual and their environment to propose and justify appropriate interventions which address the impairments and activity limitations in individuals with hearing impairment.
- Develop, apply and transmit appropriate communication strategies to and for the hearing impaired individual.
- Interpret and evaluate the use of measurement and rehabilitation tools in the practice of audiology.
- Critically evaluate the known barriers and facilitators that contribute to an individual’s intervention success.
At the completion of this course, student should be able to demonstrate:
- The development of skills in practical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision making.
- The capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation.
- Critical thinking and analytical skills.
- The ability to communicate scientific knowledge through oral, written web based media.
- The openness to new ideas.
- Empathy and a shared understanding of the needs of other individuals concerns and priorities.
- Critical use of decision-making skills with an awareness of the factors that inform their decisions.
- Construction and expression of logical arguments in the application of evidence.
- Self-directed learning as the basis of lifelong learning skills.
- Communication repair strategies.
- The capacity to critically think, problem-solve, and to seek retrieve and evaluate information related to hearing science and audiological practice.
- Well-developed oral communication skills necessary to influence and facilitate communication breakdown related to hearing impairment.
- Proficiency in critical appraisal and research utilisation.
- Mastery of knowledge and skills to support transmission into their own professional context.
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects.
- Engage in meaningful public discourse, with an awareness of the communities hearing healthcare needs.
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