Otoscopy is an ear screening procedure to screen for illness during regular patient checkups and investigate ear symptoms. This is a beginner's course for otoscopy. Students will cover anatomy and physiology, paediatric health assessments and the correct use of an otoscope. This course is recommended as an introduction to ear health.
Many healthcare roles can perform otoscopy and hearing screening tests. Understanding the basics of the anatomy of the ear and hearing function can be a skill that can translate across many different sectors: aged care, primary health care centres and the education industry. Students in the Otoscopy course will learn the fundamentals of ‘good’ ear and hearing health, understand basic ear health assessment principles, perform otoscopy safely, and why it is so important to screen patients.
Entrants to the Otoscopy course must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
- Aged Care Health Workers
- Registered Nurses
- Enrolled Nurses
- Allied Health Professionals, E.g., Audiologists
- General Practitioners
- Others on application.