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|Module title||Biopsychosocial Basis of Neurosensory Science|
|Module lead profile url:||www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/about/staff/bl1.page|
|External Examiner:||Mrs Wendy Stevens|
|Faculty||Engineering & the Environment|
|Academic unit||FEE Ed - Audiology|
|Academic session first offered||201516|
|Credit Points||ECTS 15|
|When will the module be taught||Semester 2|
|Pre-requisite and/or co-requisite modules|
|Programmes in which the module is core|
|Programmes in which the module is compulsory|
|Programmes in which the module is optional|
|Date of last edit||16th Dec 2015 - 11:17am|
The purpose of this module is to build on Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science 1 to provide a basic yet broad introduction to the topic of human biological, psychological and social function particularly as relevant for people with a neurosensory health condition. Within the context of international definitions and classifications for functioning, disability and health (ICF), the module will help you to understand the impact of disorders or disease on body functions and structure (including immunology, pharmacology and microbiology), on the individual’s
activity limitations (including coping with illness) and on the individual’s participation and restrictions (including the impact of culture on
illness); the interactions between those domains; and the interactions with environmental and personal contextual factors. This will
necessarily involve an introduction to these domains in the absence of disorder or disease.
Aims and learning outcomes
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:
- Introduce you to key biomedical principles (biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology, clinical epidemiology and public health medicine) and psychosocial principles (including the ICF)
- Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the biology of the neurosensory system, particularly the auditory and vision senses and sensory brain processing, and changes in biology associated with neurosensory health conditions
- Introduce you to the psychosocial effects of neurosensory health conditions and their implications for individuals, their families and society
- Enable you to understand health conditions within the wider context of international definitions and classifications for function, disability and health
- Enable you to develop skills to critically evaluate and analyse information from books, web-based learning and relevant scientific literature.
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:
- Describe a range of basic biomedical principles and issues, and how they are inter-related. Those will include inheritance, embryonic and age-related development, biochemistry, public health medicine and clinical epidemiology
- Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the neurosensory systems including the central and peripheral nervous system, the auditory system and the visual system
- Explain international definitions and classifications for function, disability and health
- Explain the impact of specific neurosensory health conditions on biological, psychological and social domains of living
- Explain the ways in which biological, psychological and social domains interact with each other and with environmental and personal contextual factors.
Graduate Attributes are the personal qualities, skills and understandings that University of Southampton students have the opportunity to develop. They include but extend beyond subject-specific knowledge of an academic discipline and its technical proficiencies. The Graduate Attributes are achieved through the successful attainment of the learning outcomes of the programmes, and successful engagement with the University’s co-curriculum e.g. the Graduate Passport.
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Summary of syllabus content
- Introduction to:
- inheritance (e.g. DNA and genetics including carrier status, clinical genetics)
- embryonic and age-related development
- biochemistry (e.g. metabolism, microbiology and immunology)
- public health medicine (e.g. factors that affect the health, and inequalities of health, of the population; how those factors may be addressed such as through screening, prevention and surveillance programmes; infectious disease control and emergency planning)
- clinical epidemiology (including reference ranges, statistical concepts, how those contribute to evidence-base medicine, screening)
- Basic anatomy and physiology of the neurosensory systems including the central and peripheral nervous system, the auditory system and the visual system
- Prevalence and disease processes in neurosensory disorders
- Disease processes and treatments in these systems
- World Health Organisation classification systems
- Psychosocial effects of neurosensory disorders
- What is neurosensory rehabilitation?
- Overview of rehabilitation planning
- Patient assessment history taking / interview
- Assessment of patients biological, psychological and social considerations
Summary of teaching and learning methods
Lectures in a formal classroom setting. Typical class size is 20-30 students. During these lectures there may be small group work with 4 students per group discussing salient issues with feedback from each group to the whole class.
You will work on formative tasks that will help develop and consolidate your learning, the feedback from which will help you prepare for the exam.
You will need to work in your own time and in timetabled independent learning sessions in order to supplement lectures and practical skills. In addition to the information resources available to you, you will be able to share ideas and experiences using blackboard discussion room facilities. You will be able to meet with the Module Lead for assistance as and when required.
Study time allocation
Contact hours: 40
Private Study hours:260
Total study time: 300
Summary of assessment and Feedback methods
|Assessment Method||Number||% contribution to final mark||Final assessment (✔)||Feedback Method|
|Exam (Duration:2 hours)||100%|
Other Assessment Notes
students will receive a mark and will be able to meet with the module lead for additional feedback
Method of Repeat Year
Repeat year internally
Repeat year externally
Appendix: KIS hours
|Contact hours for Teaching:||Hours|
|Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)||0|
|Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)||0|
|Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories||0|
|Work Based Learning||0|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||17.5|
|Wider reading or practice||63|
|Completion of assessment task||2|
|6 Month Placement||0|