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Audiology short courses (CPD) at The University of Manchester
Audiology short courses (CPD)
Take units from our MSc Advanced Audiology Studies degree as standalone courses for continuing professional development.

Audiology short courses (CPD)

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
PG credit (master's-level units)
Duration
Variable
Entry requirements

We require a good honours degree or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level) or relevant clinical experience (see 'Professional entry qualifications').

We also require written support from your current employer permitting time to attend lectures and complete all learning and assessment activities.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
10 places available per unit
How to apply

Complete our online application form to apply for our CPD units.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N Y N N

Course overview

  • Study one or more units from our MSc Advanced Audiology Studies degree as standalone courses for continuing professional development.
  • Learn from internationally recognised experts at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD).
  • Fit further study into your schedule if you do not have the time to undertake a full master's course.
  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for health subjects (THE World University Rankings 2019).
  • Some of our units are accredited by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA).

Fees

Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2019 were as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): SLA funded, please see below; £1,200 per module for self funded applicants.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7601
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 2623
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/cpd/subjects/speech-audiology/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a good honours degree or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level) or relevant clinical experience (see 'Professional entry qualifications').

We also require written support from your current employer permitting time to attend lectures and complete all learning and assessment activities.

English language

Students who have not studied in a predominantly English speaking country are required to hold IELTS 7.0, including 7.0 in the written section or TOEFL 100, including 25 in the written section.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Professional entry qualification

Applications are welcome from candidates with evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience (which the University accepts as qualifying you for entry) and a recognised health/education/social care-related professional qualification and/or employment in healthcare or education services.

Individuals applying via this route may also be required, upon application, to submit a short 500-word essay demonstrating your academic writing ability and critical thinking skills.

Application and selection

How to apply

Complete our online application form to apply for our CPD units.

Advice to applicants

Places are limited to ten per unit, so you should apply early.

You must state which unit you wish to register for when applying.

Returning to education

These units are suitable for those wishing to return to higher education.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

We offer a range of master's-level units from our MSc Advanced Audiology Studies course as individual continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

Our CPD units are ideally suited for registered audiologists, clinical scientists, hearing therapists and others wishing to further their knowledge of audiology. You should have evidence of higher education study or already be working in the field of audiology.

We offer the following units:

  • Clinical Applications of Neurosensory Sciences
  • Neurosensory Science
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Adult Auditory Assessment and Management
  • Vestibular Assessment and Management
  • Paediatric Audiology
  • Auditory Science
  • Clinical Applications of Auditory Sciences
  • Advanced Skills in Aural Rehabilitation
  • Developing Deaf Child
  • Language Acquisition 
  • Effective Amplification in Infants and Children

Further details about each unit (other than Effective Amplification in Infants and Children) can be found in the 'Course unit list' section.  

Adult Auditory Assessment and Management, Vestibular Assessment and Management and Paediatric Audiology have been accredited by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) as pre-requisites for enrolment on different clinical competence units that form part of the BAA Higher Training Scheme .

More CPD courses

We also offer CPD courses aimed at health professionals looking to improve specific scientific skills. See the Specialist Clinical Training for Healthcare Professionals page for more information.

Special features

Expert teaching

This course is led by members of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), an internationally recognised multi-million pound hearing research programme.

Teaching and learning

Many of the staff involved with our courses are actively involved in research (either scientific or pedagogical research).

Where possible, members of staff teach course units related to their research interests and are in a position to keep their teaching informed and up to date.

A large number of the teaching staff are also clinically trained audiologists, hearing therapists or hearing scientists.

Course unit details

All units carry 15 credits at master's level, except Effective Amplification for Infants and Children, which carries 30 credits.

Two of the units ( Effective Amplification for Infants and Children and Advanced Skills in Aural Rehabilitation) are also offered as non-credit bearing. 

On successful completion of each unit, students will be awarded a CPD certificate.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Vestibular Assessment and Management HCDI60022 15 Optional
Auditory Science HCDI60041 15 Optional
Paediatric Audiology HCDI60052 15 Optional
Research Methods and Statistics HCDI60170 15 Optional
Language Acquisition HCDI60240 15 Optional
Developing Deaf Child HCDI60260 15 Optional
Effective Amplification for infants and children HCDI60320 30 Optional
Advanced Skills In Aural Rehabilitation HCDI63350 15 Optional
Adult Auditory Rehabilitation and Management HCDI64250 30 Optional

What our students say

Completing the Advanced Rehabilitation in Audiology CPD unit has dug deep into my rehabilitative skills and has opened my eyes to the bigger picture. I am so pleased with the skills I have gained and refined over the five days, and I look forward to applying them in practice and in my life. (Mash'aal Choudhary, Audiologist)

The Advanced Rehabilitation in Audiology unit was surprisingly self-revealing. I learnt a lot about myself that I can apply to both my personal and professional life. (Gladys Akinseye, MSc Advanced Audiology student)

I started the Advanced Rehabilitation in Audiology CPD course to improve my rehabilitative skills. I have learnt so much - not just on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to develop their rehab skills. (Saima Latif, Audiologist)

Taking part in the Adult Aural Rehabilitation course has given me a real sense of self-awareness. It has emphasised the importance of counselling skills and how they can be applied and adapted in practice. I would highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable course to anyone wishing to improve and aid their rehabilitation techniques. (Linda Piatkiewicz, Audiologist) 

After a significant time since undertaking any formalised education, I decided to enrol on the Effective Amplification course to update my knowledge in this area. I have found it to be an excellent course that is well-presented using varied formats, and is highly relevant to my work as a paediatric audiologist. I believe my clinical practice is more considered as a result of attending this first rate course. (Cath Felthouse, Audiologist)

Effective Amplification for Infants and Children is a brilliant and challenging course to undertake. (Nasima Khatun, student, 2015/16)

Facilities

Our Audiology short courses are well provided for in terms of high quality laboratory equipment and facilities for the teaching of practical skills.

You will have access to these facilities outside of timetabled sessions to facilitate individual practice (with some limitation on procedures that carry certain risks - eg aural impression taking).

You will also able to access a range of library and IT facilities throughout the University.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .

Careers

Career opportunities

Our CPD units may benefit you if you have trained through alternative training routes such as BAAT. You will be able to develop your knowledge and skills, and gain entry to clinical units within the BAA Higher Training Scheme.

Accrediting organisations

The following units have been accredited by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) as pre-requisites for certain clinical competence units within the BAA Higher Training Scheme :

  • Adult Auditory Assessment and Management
  • Vestibular Assessment and Management
  • Paediatric Audiology.