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What does the programme entail?
This programme is aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of the normal hearing process within the framework of human communication. The programme entails training in audiometry and hearing therapy for persons of all ages experiencing hearing loss. It includes the possible causes of hearing loss and the scientific basis of intervention for a person with hearing loss or people at risk of developing hearing loss.
Assessment includes screening and diagnostic audiometry. Therapy (intervention) may occur in a one-on-one situation, through group therapy, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, or using community-based intervention programmes.
Practical skills in assessment, hearing therapy and techniques for improving aural and general communication skills are acquired. The qualification complies with international requirements.
* Cambridge A Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects and International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
Core modules include anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, psychology, communication pathology, neuro-anatomy, an African language, neurophysiology, integrated health leadership, research, audiology, speech-language pathology and speech science.
Postgraduate studies at master’s and doctoral level are possible in a variety of study fields.
For more information about this programme and this Department, please contact Dr. Leigh Biagio-de Jager (Email: [email protected] or Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6774).