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Module title Work Experience 1
Module code AUDI3008
Module lead

Daniel Rowan

Module lead profile url:
External Examiner: Mrs Wendy Stevens, De Montfort University
Faculty Engineering & the Environment
Academic unit FEE Ed - Audiology
Academic session first offered 201617
Credit Points ECTS 15
Level Undergraduate
When will the module be taught Full Academic Year
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 BSc Hearing Science (year 3)
MSci Hearing Science (year 3)
Date of last edit 5th Apr 2016 - 10:13am

Module overview

The module consists of your optional Semester 2 non-clinical-placement work experience. You will have preparatory sessions at university in Semester 1. This can be chosen prospectively together with AUDI3009 Work Experience 2 from the non-placement pathway or if transferring to the non-placement pathway after having started AUDI3007 (for example if you don’t pass the clinical competence elements of AUDI3007).

Co-requisite module/s: AUDI3009 Work Experience 2

Aims and learning outcomes


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

  • This module aims to give you an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of audiology, hearing science or related fields and how that relates to clinical practice, and to develop general professional skills and attitudes appropriate for a wide range of careers.

Disciplinary Specific

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

  • It is intended that on successful completion of the module you will be able to critically evaluate clinical practice in adult assessment and rehabilitation in terms of underpinning theory and evidence from a range of sources (including fundamental science, clinical studies, systematic reviews, guidelines and standards).

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:

Summary of syllabus content

  • Further reflecting on your first placement period
  • Preparation for your second placement period
  • Employability and preparation for employment and registration

Summary of teaching and learning methods

  • Seminars
  • Observation of practice
  • Participating in practice under direct/indirect supervision
  • Self-directed study, including protected study time (half a day per week)
  • Receiving feedback on above
  • Tutorials
  • Open door policy by work experience supervisor

Contact hours:

Teaching: 10

Placement 260

Independent study: 30

Total: 300


Summary of assessment and Feedback methods

Assessment Method Number % contribution to final mark Final assessment (✔)
Exam      (Duration:2 hours) 100%

Other Assessment Notes

Exam: two-hour, unseen, written synoptic exam occurring mid-way through Spring placement.

Referral Method

By examination

Method of Repeat Year

Repeat year internally

Repeat year externally

Special Features

Prospective work experience is not guaranteed by the University; it is organised by the student and then approved and overseen by University.

Students requiring reasonable adjustments to their work experience activities need to ensure the Module Lead is aware of these reasonable adjustments in sufficient time to provide them if appropriate. Many requests for reasonable adjustments can be accommodated.

Learning Resources

Resource type: Other

The Placement Handbook and the various resources on the Placement Website ( provide general guidance on work experience, albeit specifically in context of clinical placements for AUDI3007. Briefings are provided during Parts 1-3 of the programme.

Health and Safety

A risk assessment will completed by the host organization and approved by the Placement Team before you can begin the placement.

Cost Implications

Placement costs relate to:


  • Possibly £44 for an additional criminal records check (Enhanced with list checks) before starting the work experience; this is in addition to the criminal records checks you paid for as part of your application to the programme. Some organizations require this; others do not
  • Possibly costs of immunizations as part of your occupational health clearance. This depends on the immunizations you have had previously and whether additional immunizations are covered by your existing healthcare arrangements
  • Travel to the organization and outstations.
  • Accommodation during semester 2. See our website for work experience dates:
  • Travel to the University for two compulsory days of activities during the Spring placement. One day is typically in March (during which you will sit the exam); the other is typically in early June before you finish placement. You might also require over-night accommodation for those
  • Sufficient appropriate clothing to meet our and the organization’s dress code
  • Undergraduate students must register for travel/health insurance cover via the University online store whether abroad or within the UK or purchase their own private cover. See:


Costs will vary by location, outstations, personal circumstance and personal choice. For example, if you go to an organization with no outstations within walking distance from home in the UK and already have sufficient suitable clothing, your costs may be zero. If you go to an organization in Central London and also use public transport from a London-based private accommodation to the centre and several outstations, your costs could exceed £3000 across the entire work experience.


Bursaries are not normally available for the work experience.

Appendix: KIS hours

Contact hours for Teaching:Hours
Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)0
Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)0
Project supervision0
Demonstration Sessions0
Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories0
External Visits0
Summer Workshops0
Work Based Learning0
Independent studyHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions0
Follow-up work0
Wider reading or practice138
Completion of assessment task2
Placement Hours0
Year Placement0
6 Month Placement0