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Otitis Media Management

Designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health.

Otitis Media Management Program

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Key Information

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1 Day
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30 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one 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.

Units of competency

EHHAEH001
Assess ear health
EHHPEH002
Promote, educate and manage ear health

Course delivery

  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.

Entry requirements

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Audiometrists
  • Audiologists
  • Others on application

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 16 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms & conditions

Available workshop locations

The Otitis Media Management Program includes a 1 day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Enrol Now'. The 'Enrol Now' button will take you to BenchmarqueIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to enrol. 

Course overview

The Otitis Media Management Program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge to safely assess and manage ear health in relation to a range of conditions, specifically otitis media based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

The Otitis Media Management Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health Assessment Project.

Course outline

The Benchmarque Group has been engaged by the federal Department of Health to deliver a course that will be suitable for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, nurses, general practitioners and a range of clinicians supporting improvements in ear health. 

The Otitis Media Management Program is a one day course that includes lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, otoscopy and digital video otoscopy, as well as a range of basic, point-of-care hearing assessments.

Learning outcomes

Using the ‘Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Populations’* as its foundation, the course enables students to provide client-centred education, health promotion and the provision of basic care and advice in relation to the management of otitis media.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should have:

  • The skills and knowledge to assess and manage otitis media and associated conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the ear
  • The ability to apply a broad knowledge of management strategies, client-centred education and related physical functions to health promotion and provision of basic care and advice in relation to otitis media.

* Darwin Otitis Guidelines Group 2010. Recommendations for clinical care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations: updated 2010. Prepared in collaboration with the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Otitis Media Technical Advisory Group for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Delivery

Course delivery and assessment for the Otitis Media Management Program includes:

  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.
Pre-reading

No pre-reading

Assessment

To achieve competency in this course, students must demonstrate competency through realistic skills simulations and oral questioning in the workshop including ‘What if’ and ‘How to’ scenarios, and competently complete a theory assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.

What to expect

The face-to-face workshop involves lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, otoscopy and digital video otoscopy, and tuning fork hearing assessment. Students are required to pair up and examine each other’s ears as part of the practical skills activities. The course practical assessment is to be conducted during the skills activity session. The study day focusses on the diagnosis and management of Otitis Media.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.
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Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the ASAP. Extremely well organised, fantastic facilitator, excellent delivery of content, clear and easily understood. Great food!! Wonderful coffee!!
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A simplified learning journey with BenchmarqueIQ

We are paving the way for innovative and easy online learning through our bespoke online course and assessment platform, BenchmarqueIQ. This online platform represents an intuitive end-to-end solution for managing a student’s learning journey from enrolment to completion. 

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Edit saved answers, review before submitting
Study anywhere, at anytime and on any device
Live student console tracks progress, enrolments and waitlists

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this Program?

As a general guide, onenhour of active learning equates to one 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.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Otitis Media Management Program. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Who is providing funding for these programs

The cost for your registration is being fully funded by the Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health Project.

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