Audiology Short Courses / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

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
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Adult Auditory Assessment
  • Adult Auditory Rehabilitation and Management
  • Vestibular Assessment and Management
  • Paediatric Audiology
  • Auditory Science
  • Developing Deaf Child
  • Language Acquisition
  • Effective Amplification in Infants and Children
  • Changing Paediatric Hearing
  • Paediatric Hearing Assessment
  • Children with Complex Needs and Hearing Loss
  • Adults with Complex Needs and Hearing Loss

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

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.

Effective Amplification for Infants and Children is 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 PCHN60022 15 Optional
Auditory Science PCHN60041 15 Optional
Paediatric Audiology PCHN60052 15 Optional
Clinical Applications of Neurosensory Science PCHN60080 30 Optional
Adult Auditory Assessment and Management PCHN60091 15 Optional
Research Methods and Statistics PCHN60170 15 Optional
Language Acquisition PCHN60240 15 Optional
Developing Deaf Child PCHN60260 15 Optional
Effective Amplification for infants and children PCHN60320 30 Optional
Neurosensory Science PCHN62010 15 Optional
Paediatric Hearing Assessment PCHN63331 15 Optional
Adult Auditory Rehabilitation and Management PCHN64250 30 Optional
Changing Paediatric Hearing PCHN65781 15 Optional
Children with Complex Needs and Hearing Loss PCHN67331 15 Optional
Adults with Complex Needs and Hearing Loss PCHN67341 15 Optional
Adult Auditory Assessment PCHN69411 15 Optional
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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)


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. Email: