UCL Ear Institute


Paediatric Assessment

This five-day course covers the theory and practice of hearing assessment in infants and children as the basis for appropriate audiological management.

Dates: 18 January - 15 February 2024 (every Thursday)
Course Director: Rebecca Hill

Location: This course takes place in person at the UCL Ear Institute


The course combines theoretical evidence with practical knowledge and skills which you'll be able to apply immediately in whatever clinical setting you work in. 

You’ll also have an opportunity to network with a range of professionals from different backgrounds. 

The course is updated annually to reflect the latest trends in technology and clinical practice.

Who this course is suitable for 

This course is suitable for:

  • audiologists 
  • teachers of the deaf and educational audiologists
  • speech and language therapists
  • general practitioners with a special interest in audiology
  • audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals

You should have previous knowledge and experience in general audiology.

Course themes
  • Cognitive and behavioural development of infancy and childhood
  • Objective hearing tests in infants and children
  • Subjective hearing tests in infants and children
  • Pivotal role of the family in communication development in infants and children
  • Roles and remit of the audiologist and others within a reciprocal team for early assessment and intervention built around the individual child and family
Teaching and structure

The course will run on five consecutive Thursdays. Seminar-style, interactive teaching is supplemented by:

  • group exercises and class discussion
  • practical demonstrations using videos
  • case-studies 
  • self-directed reading and pre-reading around current structure and practice in paediatric audiology services

This course has lectures and seminars given by experienced paediatric audiology clinicians and other professionals using real case examples.

Learning outcomes

Following this course you'll be able to:

  • Understand the principlesbehind newborn hearing screen and early intervention for neural plasticity
  • Optimise the auditory potential for lifelong communication and social integration
  • Establish skills in behavioural and objective methods of hearing assessment in infantsand children as the basis for appropriate audiological management
  • Integrate speech-based assessments into the protocols for evaluating hearing
  • Develop coherence in the roles of all professionals in the paediatric audiology team
  • Assess and address the hearing needs of the child within her/her family context 
  • Introduce a culture of reflective practice, service evaluation and professional learning
Certificates and accreditation

You'll receive a certificate of attendance if you attend all five days.
This course is suitable for British Academy of Audiology Higher Training Scheme candidates undertaking the Paediatric Assessment Newborn module and the Paediatric Assessment 6 month+ module. 


£600 without assessments; £1075 with assessments

The Paediatric Assessment masterclass can only be booked as a full course (i.e. there will be no 1 day, 2 day etc options).

Payment via UCLExtend must be made no later than one week before the start of the course. 

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared.  If you are paying via invoice, this means that a purchase order number must be provided prior to the course start. 

Booking via UCLExtend for Paediatric Assessment 

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