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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Audiological Management

Unit code HCDI61230
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • Accurately interpret the full range of audiometric information competently and synthesise the implications this has for learning including communication and speech perception
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the ear and aetiology to a range of audiences (e.g. children, parents, other professionals) using appropriate register and terminology
  • Describe the process, outcome and implications of audiological assessment
  • Demonstrate effective practical audiological management skills for deaf children and students in a range of learning situations (including, for example, functional assessments of hearing, maintenance and use of devices)

    To promote rigorous and effective practice in the audiological management of deaf children and young people

Learning outcomes

 On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • Accurately interpret the full range of audiometric information competently and synthesise the implications this has for learning including communication and speech perception
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the ear and aetiology to a range of audiences (e.g. children, parents, other professionals) using appropriate register and terminology
  • Describe the process, outcome and implications of audiological assessment
  • Demonstrate effective practical audiological management skills for deaf children and students in a range of learning situations (including, for example, functional assessments of heari

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • E-learning resources
  • Tutorials
  • Practical experience from assessed teaching placement
  • Practical lab work.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Written communication whilst on placement, to monitor assess and promote effective audiological management
  • Oral communication, giving both formal and informal presentations
  • Interpersonal skills, advocating for optimum practice whilst on placement
  • Initiative, seeking help as necessary on campus and on placement
  • Self-regulatory skills in taking opportunities to gain extra experience whilst balancing other demands of the course

Assessment methods

  • Practical examination - pass/fail.
  • Oral examination - 40%.
  • Case study and short answer - 40%.
  • Audiology Log Book - 20%.

The practical examination consists of a number of components:

  • psycho-acoustic tests of sensory aids and radio aid systems
  • electro-acoustic tests of sensory aids and radio aid systems
  • interpretation of test box data
  • use of a sound level meter
  • retubing an earmould
  • interpretation of audiological information for a parent or classroom teacher
  • a multiple choice/short answer paper emphasizing application of course work in a practical situation

The oral examination consists of four questions relating to the audiology course units. Each student chooses ONE question to answer and has 20 minutes in which to prepare. The student presents their response to two internal examiners. Ten minutes are allowed, within which time the examiner may ask questions. The oral examination is videotaped to allow the external examiner to review the marking.

Feedback methods

Written feedback

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials as well as links to other resources are on line and available through the electronic reading list

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Independent study hours
Independent study 130

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Helen Chilton Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Note that as Audiological Management underpins all aspects of the course this unit runs throughout the programme. You will be provided with guidance on which aspects you need to look at during your first year of study particularly for placement.

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