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:

  • promote understanding of the nature of hearing loss and the implications this has for learning, including communication and speech perception;
  • provide effective audiological management for deaf children and students in a range of learning situations;
  • promote effective working with parents, and other professionals in achieving a positive listening/learning environment;
  • draw on knowledge and experience that allows them to advocate for optimum audiological practice on behalf of deaf children, students and their families;
  • make optimum use of residual hearing.

Aims

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

Teaching and learning methods

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

Knowledge and understanding

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

  • promote understanding of the nature of hearing loss and the implications this has for learning, including communication and speech perception;
  • provide effective audiological management for deaf children and students in a range of learning situations;
  • promote effective working with parents, and other professionals in achieving a positive listening/learning environment;
  • draw on knowledge and experience that allows them to advocate for optimum audiological practice on behalf of deaf children, students and their families;
  • make optimum use of residual hearing.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Key transferable skills include:

  • written communication while 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 while 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, including:

  • psycho-acoustic tests of sensory aids and FM systems;
  • electro-acoustic tests of sensory aids and FM 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 emphasising application of course work in a practical situation.

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials, as well as links to other resources, are online and available through Links2list.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

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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