The programme is an 18 months Course which commences in an accredited institution after passing the final Fellowship examination of the Faculty of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. It is also open to Fellows of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (and equivalent Postgraduate Medical Colleges) in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health/Occupational Health.
The aim of the programme is to train aspiring Audiological Medicine Specialist Physicians so as to produce specialists who will be well equipped to practice as competent Audiological Medicine specialist Physician.
The objective of the programme is to train a highly qualified Specialist/ Consultant Physician with interests in Audiological Medicine as an area of specialization competent to manage all Audiological disorders at various levels. The Trainee by the end of the programme shall:
Be able to, independently, manage Audiological disorders to the highest level of competence as well as.
Be able to set up, organize and manage Audiological services in the private/ district/regional/tertiary hospitals.
Provide consultancy services where ever is needed, and therefore will increase access to quality Audiological services and care,
Teach residents, medical officers, medical students and other health care providers in Audiological services
Engage in research activities
Candidates must have a qualification registrable by the Nigeria Medical & Dental Council.
Candidates must have served the pre-registration year/years in their own country or in any other country accepted by the Nigeria Medical & Dental Council and must have been fully registered.
Candidates must have had Fellowship in ORLHNS, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Public Health/Occupational Health of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent Postgraduate Medical College acceptable to the NPMCN.