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07/052019

Deaf Awareness: Online Training for Audiologists

This short online course for audiologists will help you better understand communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) patients and provide practical strategies to employ in your workplace to improve service provision.

UCL

Deaf Awareness: Online Training for Audiologists

• 2 hours
• Work at your own pace

Overview

This short online course for audiologists will help you better understand communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) patients and provide practical strategies to employ in your workplace to improve service provision. You will learn through watching videos of patients' real life experiences and audiologists' perspectives.

The course is entirely self-directed and online, so study is self-paced.

This course was developed by the University College London (UCL) Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre.

Course content and structure

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. It covers the following topics:

  • What is deaf awareness and why it is important in a health care setting?
  • Legislation: what you need to know and your obligations to make reasonable adjustments.
  • Understanding different perspectives of deafness.
  • Communication strategies for communicating well with deaf and HoH patients
  • Improving your service to deaf and HoH patients.

Each topic has several lessons. Each of these is interspersed with reflection points to facilitate reflective thinking and short quizzes to test understanding. The course also includes a useful toolkit, to aid and inform good service provision to deaf and Hoh patients.

Assessment and certificates

To obtain a UCL Certificate of Participation for the course, all sections and quizzes have to be successfully completed.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at audiologists in any clinical setting.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you'll be able to:

  • employ appropriate behaviours and language when interacting with deaf and hard of hearing patients
  • distinguish between communication preferences and adapt your communication to the patient’s needs
  • recognise legal requirements (Equality Act, 2010 and Accessible Information Standard, (2016)) to provide reasonable adjustments related to disability
  • identify commonly used assistive technologies and apply them to the needs of the patient

Costs and concessions

Normally £39, Special rate for BSHAA members: £29
To access this special rate please enter voucher code DAAUD10 at checkout

Further discounts are available for a single order for multi-user access of 51 people or more. Contact dcal.da_course@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

Enrol now! www.ucl.ac.uk/lifelearning/courses/deaf-awareness-online-training-audiologists/

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 07 May 2019
  • Tue 07 May 2019
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