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Module title Audiological Science 2
Module code AUDI2002
Module lead

Emma Mackenzie

Module lead profile url: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/about/staff/ep1.page?
External Examiner: Mrs Wendy Stevens
Faculty Engineering & the Environment
Academic unit FEE Ed - Audiology
Academic session first offered 201516
Credit Points ECTS 15
Level Undergraduate
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 MSci Healthcare Sci(Audiology) (year 2)
BSc Healthcare Sci (Audiology) (year 2)
Programmes in which the module is optional BSc Hearing Science (year 2)
MSci Hearing Science (year 2)
Date of last edit 5th Jul 2016 - 11:22am

Module overview

The modules Audiological Science 1 and 2 cover the scientific foundation of adult audiological assessment and rehabilitation. They build on Clinical Practicum 1 (neurosensory) and Biopsychosocial Basis of Neurosensory Science from Part 1 of the programme, in which you learnt to scientific rationale and the practical skills for basic audiological procedures, and they support Clinical Practicum 2 (audiology), in which you will be consolidating and extending your practical, decision-making and professional skills.

Aims and learning outcomes

Aim

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Aims to enable you to learn the scientific basis of broader issues in adult audiology, building on Clinical Practicum (neurosensory) and Biopsychosocial Basis of Neurosensory Science from Part 1 of the programme and Audiological Science 2 from Semester 1. There are five themes: The epidemiology and psychosocial effects of hearing impairment and tinnitus in adults, the latter in the context of the international definitions and classifications for functioning, disability and health  The journey of a hearing-impaired adult. This includes pre-clinical stages (such as awareness and contemplation), specific clinical appointments from Section B of the ICRP and issues related to acceptance, use, goal setting, benefit and outcomes measures  Non-technological rehabilitative techniques for adults with hearing impairment or tinnitus and their integration with technological techniques  An introduction to technologies beyond conventional hearing aids, including cochlear implants, bone conduction devices, assistive listening devices  Important co-morbid disorders (e.g. of balance, vision and cognition), their assessment and their implications for adult hearing aid services

Disciplinary Specific

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:

  • A. Explain the emotional and psychosocial effects of hearing impairment and tinnitus on adults and their families, in the context of the international definitions and classifications for functioning, disability and health
  • B. Explain the various stages of the common journeys of hearing-impaired adults, including pre-clinical, clinical (as related to Section B of the IRCP) and post-clinical stages
  • C. Explain important co-morbid disorders (e.g. of balance, vision and cognition), their assessment and their implications for adult hearing rehabilitation
  • D. Critically evaluate scientific evidence on the epidemiology of hearing impairment and tinnitus (including factors associated with acceptance, uptake, use and benefit, and hearing screening), for example in terms of different levels of evidence and the strengths and weakness of different study designs
  • E. Formulate and critically evaluate a rehabilitation plan for an adult with hearing impairment or tinnitus given the biopsychosocial impact of the condition and their biopsychosocial needs, including non-technological and technological interventions/techniques, with reference to evidence (e.g. basic science, professional standards, best-practice guidelines and published research)

Graduate Attributes

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.

A checklist for embedding the graduate attributes is available at: https://sharepoint.soton.ac.uk/sites/ese/quality_handbook/Handbook/Employability%20Statement.aspx

Summary of syllabus content

  • Epidemiology of hearing difficulties and tinnitus, and comorbid disorders and their interrelationship
  • Emotional and psychosocial aspects of, and problems associated with, hearing impairment and tinnitus
  • Response of society to hearing impairment and tinnitus
  • Factors associated with acceptance, uptake, use and benefit
  • Assessing the need for counselling
  • Principles of counselling
  • Counselling skills and tools, including facilitating adjustment
  • Assessment types, including Direct Referral, of Part B of the IRCP
  • Direct Referral criteria
  • How to improve patients’ communication skills and anticipatory, maintenance and repair strategies
  • Presbyacusis
  • Tinnitus and hyperacusis: aetiology and introduction to management
  • The ageing population and it’s implications for individuals, audiology services and society
  • Common co-morbid disorders (e.g. of balance, vision and cognition), their assessment and their implications for adult hearing rehabilitation, especially in the older population
  • Assistive listening devices (ALDs)
  • Bone conduction devices and temporal bone implants
  • Introduction to EAS devices and cochlear implants-candidacy, assessment and management

Summary of teaching and learning methods

  • Traditional classroom style lectures
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Tutorials as and when required
  • Topic tests available on Blackboard
  • Open door policy by module co-ordinator
  • Lectures support small group practical sessions in Clinical Practicum
  • Self-directed learning
  • Collaborative learning

Study time allocation

Contact hours: 48

Private Study hours:252

Total study time: 300

Summary of assessment and Feedback methods

Assessment Method Number % contribution to final mark Final assessment (✔)
Group Presentation Pass/Fail%
Exam      (Duration:2 hours) 100%

Other Assessment Notes

Exam:  written feedback and opportunity to meet with Module Lead for further feedback

Referral Method

By examination

2-hour unseen written exam 1 x 100

Method of Repeat Year

Repeat year internally

Repeat year externally

Cost Implications

None

Appendix: KIS hours

Contact hours for Teaching:Hours
Lectures48
Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)0
Tutorials0
Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)0
Project supervision0
Fieldwork0
Demonstration Sessions0
Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories0
External Visits0
Summer Workshops0
Work Based Learning0
Total48
Independent studyHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Follow-up work24
Revision10
Wider reading or practice42
Completion of assessment task2
Placement Hours0
Year Placement0
6 Month Placement0
Total102