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The Clear Ears Aural Care Learning Hub will give you all the information, tools and tips you need to offer your patients a full ear wax removal service, maximising their ear health. Throughout the program, you’ll develop your knowledge and fine-tune your technical skills by completing a range of interactive case studies and activities.
Clear Ears Aural Care Learning Certifications have been endorsed by the Medical, Audiology and Nursing industry for professional development - CPD points. See endorsements here.
The Clear Ears Aural Care Learning Hub offers both a Theoretical and a Practical Certification.
The theoretical certification component of the course is designed to develop and test your knowledge on all aspects of Aural Care.
On completion of the Theoretical Certification, you will have completed a nominal 40 hours of theoretical training in:
- advanced ear anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
- safely and competently practising the techniques of micro-suction and curettage to remove cerumen
- identifying abnormalities that require referral to a medical practitioner
- providing basic disease management and postoperative management in conjunction with an ENT
- basic audiology assessments.
The theoretical course includes access to case studies, discussion forums and additional resources. The course is available for completion within a maximum of six weeks from commencement date.
The Practical Certification confirms that the theoretical and practical components of the Clear Ears Course in Aural Care have been successfully completed The Practical component is designed to develop your application of knowledge and refine your technique so that you can safely practice aural care in clinic. The practical component represents a nominal 60 hours of training.
In addition to the above theoretical component, the practical component assesses application of learning and techniques through submission of a series of case logs demonstrating learners critical assessment and approach to treatment, upload of photos and a video to demonstrate safe techniques. This provides learners an opportunity to receive feedback from our experts. The course is available for completion within a maximum of six weeks from commencement date. This is recommended, however, if you require more time an ongoing subscription option is available.
Note: In addition to the nominal 40 hours of theoretical learning, the Practical Certification represents a nominal 20 hours of practical application. These hours may vary dependent on experience.
Clear Ears Learning portal features built in recognition of prior learning that enables advanced practitioners to fast track their certification by jumping into the mandatory case studies and dipping into the just in time further reading as needed. Novice and less experienced learners can maximise their learning by first undertaking each of the topics.
When registering with the Clear Ears Course in Aural Care, you will be required to upload a copy of your qualifications to meet the enrolment prerequisites. Click here to view prerequisite qualification types.
On registration, you will receive full access to the learning hub, with six weeks to complete certification.
The Clear Ears Aural Care Learning Hub is a highly effective professional resource that is available on a subscription basis. It provides ongoing development and support through toolkits, a professional forum, content and resources.
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This is a great question. In the past, many of our participants have had to travel significant distances to attend training, often closing their businesses to do so.
The online portal enables you to access training at a time and location convenient for you. The portal minimises the cost to your business, and adds value by allowing you to review any aspect of the course as often as you like.
We have also worked with world-leading blended and digital design experts from Deakin University to ensure that the portal learning experience is engaging, effective and eye-catching.
The course features interactive training activities that give you the opportunity to practise techniques while we step you through each procedure in your own simulation environment. This allows you to stop, practice and repeat as many times as you need to.
When you upload case logs, photos and videos, you will receive personal feedback to help advance your skills and correct techniques.
Please note: Case logs and feedback are only available for those participating in the full Practical Certification.