The Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Education Professionals course aims to provide students working within the education sector with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of good hearing and ear health, and the ability to identify common conditions and issues that may occur in children aged 0-18 years.
This is a stand alone course and is recommended as a lead-in course to engage with as part of The Benchmarque Group’s Ear Health Learning Pathway.
The Hearing and Ear Health Foundations course for Education Professionals aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of good hearing and ear health, and the ability to identify conditions and issues that may occur in babies, children, and adolescents. The online-only course encompasses a wide range of interesting and engaging topics including the anatomy and physiology of the ear, hearing and hearing loss, good ear hygiene, and common ear conditions.
Students will also gain knowledge on the fundamentals of ‘good’ ear and hearing health in childhood and adolescence, understand basic ear health assessment principles, and identify common ear and hearing conditions and issues that may present.
An online-only course consisting of blended learning including information, articles, learning videos and self-reflection activities. The course involves detailed information on anatomy and physiology, hearing through the lifespan, hearing loss, common conditions and good ear hygiene.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should have the ability to:
Entrants to the Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Education Professionals course must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include:
Create a sound overview of the concepts of hearing, ear health and some of the conditions that occur from birth to early adulthood. Use this online program to develop the knowledge on what is ‘good’ hygiene, ‘good’ ear health, and the ‘principles of ear health assessment’.
There is no associated workshop with this course. All learning is online via accessIQ.
As a general guide, one (1) hour of active learning equates to one (1) hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.
The Foundations program is designed for clinical and non-clinical professionals working within the healthcare sector. From the GP to Medical receptionist, all healthcare professionals would benefit from completing the online program.
No. The Foundations program is a non-accredited program and has no units of competency included. This program will provide you with foundational knowledge to prepare you for any of our other ear health programs.
This program takes approximately 10 hours of active learning. The hours of active learning should act as a guide to CPD hours. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning they have completed. As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD.
On successful completion you will receive a Digital Badge. Digital badges (sometimes called micro-credentials) are used to recognise learning or achievement and provide digital proof of that accomplishment. Digital Badges can be displayed, accessed, and verified online, and are commonly used on resumes and social media platforms.
Absolutely, the Hearing and Ear Health Foundations Program for Healthcare Professionals is a great program to provide you with the knowledge and understanding on a wide range of hearing and ear health topics.
Tell us a bit more about yourself.
We’re stoked to talk to you about our range of courses and programs, most of which can be delivered as a group booking for your organisation.
Simply complete the form below, and our Partnerships Manager, John will be in touch. He loves to chat.