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.
Second level in Ear Health learning pathway
Students need to complete Foundations of Ear Health Program prior to entry to this program.
On successful completion of this course, students can choose from further level 2 nationally-accredited Courses - options are dependent on your current qualifications, and topics include ear and hearing health (including wax removal), tympanometry and microsuction.
If you are yet to complete the above, don’t worry! You can purchase these at the same time. Just click ‘apply now’ to begin.
Entrants to the Otitis Media Care Pathways must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include:
Entrants should have:
Benchmarque Group Specific Requirements
Students must hold the unit EHHPEH002 Promote, educate and manage ear health unit from the Foundations of Ear Health Program.
Groups are capped at 16 students to promote an optimal learning environment.
The Otitis Media Care Pathways - including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Program requires you to complete a half day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Apply Now'. The 'Apply Now' button will take you to accessIQ, 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.
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, with the major focus on physical auditory assessment.
Included in this program is Otitis Media specifically in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and adults including social determinants, cultural safety and clinical referral pathways.
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The Otitis Media Care Pathways - including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to assess and determine factors that affect ear and hearing health, assess the client’s pathophysiological auditory status and seek advice where appropriate. The major focus is on physical auditory assessment.
Students will also gain knowledge on the requirements to perform ear health assessments, recognise and understand the pathophysiology of otitis media and associated conditions, management planning, and referral processes for further or specialist care in relation to a range of conditions.
Included is Otitis Media specifically in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and adults including social determinants, cultural safety and clinical referral pathways.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
It is recommended students review the Foundations of Ear Health Program prior to attendance at the workshop.
To achieve competency students must demonstrate successfully completion of:
Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a medical practitioner, practice manager or practice nurse that performs the identified workplace tasks as part of their role.
All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety.
The face-to-face workshop involves lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, otoscopy and tuning fork hearing assessment.
Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:
A simplified learning journey with accessIQ
We are paving the way for innovative and easy online learning through our bespoke online course and assessment platform, accessIQ. This online platform represents an intuitive end-to-end solution for managing a student’s learning journey from enrolment to completion.
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.
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.
12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ 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.
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.
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.
At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Otitis Media Care Pathways - including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Program. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.
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