The Clinical Diploma is an online course designed to deliver theoretical and practical training for evoked potential testing in newborns. Covering auditory brainstem response (ABR) assessment, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and auditory steady state response (ASSR) testing, this course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to perform accurate hearing assessments in the newborn population.
You will follow case studies through from the point of referral, via the diagnostic process to the point of decision making regarding their management. Video presentations, demonstrations and practical sessions will be used to familiarise delegates with evoked potentials equipment, patient preparation, testing technique, establishing threshold, results interpretation and the management of straight forward and complex scenarios. Your Interacoustics Academy course tutors will guide you through a series of interactive tasks and knowledge checks, as well as practical components to allow you to get hands-on, in order to facilitate the optimum learning experience.
This course is ideal for any clinician new to evoked potentials testing in young infants, or for more experienced clinicians seeking a refresher or update to their clinical practice. You will need access to an evoked potentials system such as the Interacoustics Eclipse in order to complete the compulsory practical components of the Diploma.
In order to obtain the Interacoustics Academy Clinical Diploma, you will need to navigate through the course. There are a total of 16 lessons, each of which should take between 1 and 2 hours to complete. However, there is no set time limit and you can revisit each lesson as many times as you wish. You may take as long as you wish to complete the full course. Through the course you will find a series of tasks, questions and interactions to assist in your learning experience and check your knowledge. Some of these tasks are compulsory and you will need to submit evidence of completion to the Interacoustics Academy in order to obtain your Diploma. At the end of the course, the final step is completing an exam, which you must achieve a score of 80% or higher in order to pass. After you have passed the exam and submitted the compulsory tasks, we will be delighted to award you with your Clinical Diploma Certificate.
Cost: 800 Euros
To learn more about the Clinical Diploma, we invite you to watch the following video from course director Amanda Goodhew.
Presenters: Amanda Goodhew, Jack Bennett and Leigh Martin.
Amanda holds a Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Southampton. She has extensive experience holding senior audiologist positions in numerous NHS hospitals and clinics, where her primary focus has been pediatric audiology. Her specific areas of interest are electrophysiology, neonatal diagnostics and amplification, and the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with complex needs.
Jack is an Audiologist from the UK and has worked in the NHS and privately in senior, managerial and clinical training roles. He holds an undergraduate degree in Audiology from Aston University where he is now a visiting teaching fellow focusing on clinical topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jack also lectures at a number of other universities in the UK on a wide variety of clinic and basic science topics alongside his work as an International Clinical Trainer at the Interacoustics Academy.
Leigh Martin is a British Audiologist and adjunct lecturer at the University of Cork, Ireland. Clinically, he has worked in the National Health Service specializing in paediatric audiology as well as vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation. Leigh has also sat on the board of directors for the British Academy of Audiology. Since 2013, Leigh has supported the growth and development of the Interacoustics Academy and holds the position of Global Manager of the Academy. Leigh has presented at numerous scientific conferences and meetings across a diverse range of audiological topics as well as having published papers in both video head impulse testing (vHIT) and wideband tympanometry.
Direct payment is by credit card. If you are unable to pay by credit card and require a purchase order to be raised, please contact your local Interacoustics representative for assistance. If you are intending to make a bulk purchase of multiple Diplomas then please also contact your local Interacoustics representative for pricing information.
Fee: 800 euro