Audiology Short Courses / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
Vestibular Assessment and Management
|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 is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge necessary to support clinical skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults with vestibular dysfunction.
Develop knowledge of vestibular pathologies, types of dysfunction, aetiology and prevalence, and the basic principles and practice of history taking, vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, in order to meet the requirements for employment in hearing healthcare service or research.
Teaching and learning methods
This will always be a blended approach consisting of:
- Self-directed and directed study/reading
Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the anatomy and physiology underlying the vestibular system.
- Recognize the importance of and be able to list the important components of a vestibular case history, and the way in which this is taken
- Critically evaluate the range of vestibular assessment techniques and the situations in which they may be used
- Critically evaluate the evidence base required to carry out vestibular assessments reliably and interpret the results obtained from them
- appraise scientific literature.
- Critically analyse and objectively interpret information/data.
- 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
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Use of library
- Academic reading
- Independent learning
|Written assignment (inc essay)||100%|
Jacobson and Shepherd (2008): Balance function, assessment and management. Plural, San Diego.
Bronstein AM and Lampert T (2007) Dizziness (with cd rom). A practical approach to diagnosis and management (Cambridge Clinical Guides)
Davies, S Vestibular diagnostic studies (Overview of testing from www.neuropt.org)http://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/vft-special-publication_winter-2015_2016.pdf?sfvrsn=0
Herdman, S & Clendaniel, R (2014) Vestibular Rehabilitation (4 Ed). Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation, FA Davis Company,
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|Independent study hours|
|Deborah Cane||Unit coordinator|