MSc Audiology / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit provides knowledge and understanding of the range of aspects of paediatric audiology, taking into account the wider developmental, psychosocial and medical context.
The unit aims to:
- provide knowledge and understanding of paediatric audiology in order to meet the requirements for employment in hearing health care service or research.
Teaching and learning methods
- Lectures, workshops, tutorials
- Self-directed study
- Problem-solving sessions
- Case studies
- Report and essay writing
- Directed and related reading
- Private study laboratory sessions.
Knowledge and understanding
- Be able to critically evaluate public health issues and initiatives with regard to hearing in children.
- Understand the basis of maturational and developmental appropriateness of different behavioural and objective techniques to assess hearing in children.
- Be able to critically evaluate diagnostic and management options of specific conditions (eg OME, ANSD, APD).
- Be able to critically evaluate the principles of the selection, prescription, verification, evaluation and monitoring of amplification for children.
- Contextualise childhood hearing loss.
- Be able to critically appraise scientific literature.
- Be able to critically analyse and objectively interpret information/data.
- Present information clearly in the form of verbal and written reports.
- Communicate complex ideas and arguments in a clear and concise and effective manner.
- Work effectively as an individual or part of a team.
- Use conventional and electronic resources to collect, select and organise complex scientific information
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Effectively utilise a range of information sources including information technology / health informatics.
- Demonstrate capacity for self-learning and independent thinking and to utilise problem solving skills.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal and written).
- Be able to set priorities and link these with effective time management.
- Be able to critically evaluate their personal performance both as an individual and within a team.
- Demonstrate skills in working
Group work: Case Study (pass/fail)
2,000-word assignment - 100%
- Howard, J. (2017) Mary D. Sheridan's Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years. 4th edn. London: Routlege. ISBN: 9781138655911
- McCormick, B. (2004). Paediatric Audiology 0-5 Years. 3rd edn. London: Whurr. ISBN: 1861562179
- Northern, JL, Downs M. (2013). Hearing in Children. 6th edn. San Diego: Plural Publishing Inc. ISBN: 1597563927
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Kai Uus||Unit coordinator|