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Sobre o conteúdo

If you want to know more about deafness in low and middle income countries this MOOC is for you. It is primarily aimed at those working as health or education professionals, government officials, support workers, NGOs and anyone with a family or personal interest in deafness. It aims to improve knowledge and understanding of this topic.

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Programa de estudos

1. Deafness: a global perspective of the silent epidemic
  • The global inequalities and implications for deaf children, young people and adults.
  • An introduction to the hearing system and basic physiology. 
  • Understanding the auditory system.

2. Preventable cause of deafness
  • Epidemiology of hearing loss in low and middle income countries.
  • Prevention of hearing impairment and disability, including noise damage, ototoxicity, age related hearing loss, middle ear disease and measles, mumps, rubella and malaria as causes of deafness.

3. Identification and assessment of deafness and amplification
  • Screening, diagnostic assessment, the potential and challenge of amplification.
  • The role of NGOs and manufacturing companies in provision of amplification.
  • Examples of practice. 

 4. Family Centred Early Intervention
  • Consideration of the international consensus statement on family centred early intervention.
  • Examples of how this can apply in a low income countries.
  • Developing early communication and literacy skills, empowering parents and working with the Deaf community. 

 5. Fostering interpersonal communication across language modalities
  • Use of signed languages
  • Speechreading
  • Spoken language
  • Facilitating communication 

 6. Possible futures: given support, what can deaf children and adults achieve?
  • Case studies of possible futures
  • Focus on international projects


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Instrutores

  • Helen Chilton - School of Psychological Science
  • Wendy Mccracken - School of Psychological Science
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Criador do conteúdo

University of Manchester
Tracing its roots back to 1824, the University of Manchester is home to almost 40,000 students. The University has three Nobel laureates among its current staff – more than any other British university - and a total of 25 Nobel laureates have come from our past and present students and staff. We have three main goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible.
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Plataforma

Coursera

A Coursera é uma empresa digital que oferece um curso on-line massivo e aberto, fundado pelos professores de computação Andrew Ng e Daphne Koller Stanford University, localizado em Mountain View, Califórnia.

O Coursera trabalha com as melhores universidades e organizações para disponibilizar alguns dos seus cursos on-line e oferece cursos em várias disciplinas, incluindo: física, engenharia, humanidades, medicina, biologia, ciências sociais, matemática, negócios, ciência da computação, marketing digital, ciência de dados. e outros assuntos.Cours

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