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Module title Clinical Audiology 2
Module code AUDI6011
Module lead

Victoria Watson

Module lead profile url: www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/about/staff/vr.page#background
External Examiner: Dr Kai Uus, University of Manchester
Faculty Engineering & the Environment
Academic unit FEE Ed - Audiology
Academic session first offered 201516
Credit Points ECTS 7.5
Level Postgraduate taught
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 MSc Audiology (year 1)
MSc Audio/Clinical Placement (year 1)
Programmes in which the module is optional MSci Healthcare Sci(Audiology) (year 4)
Date of last edit 27th Jul 2016 - 3:33pm

Module overview

The purpose of this module is to help you develop skills in integrating clinical findings and drawing conclusions. It will allow you to develop a critical understanding of advanced audiological techniques. The psychological, social and emotional impacts of hearing and balance problems are also highlighted in this module, with an emphasis on patient-centred communication and shared decision making.

Aims and learning outcomes

Aim

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

  • Enable you to understand clinical findings and draw conclusions regarding diagnosis and management of patients, using a patient-centred approach
  • Enable you to apply your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding as a hearing health professional in a range of clinics
  • Enable you to apply your practical and theoretical knowledge and comprehension as a hearing health professional to aspects of auditory, tinnitus and/or vestibular assessment of patients of all ages
  • Provide experience in presenting, or commenting on a patient clinical case and enable you to offer informed critical opinion on the technical, procedural and management detail of the case
  • Enable you to develop skills in self-directed learning and the ability to critically evaluate and analyse information from the relevant scientific literature

Disciplinary Specific

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

  • A. Critically evaluate the assessment and management of individual patients with hearing problems and/or vestibular disorders and/or tinnitus of all ages in the context of the scientific evidence base and a patient/family-centred approach
  • B. Critically evaluate the information gained from a clinical audiology assessment (including patient interview, observations and testing) in order formulate management options (including further testing, onward referral and rehabilitation)
  • C. Critically evaluate the scientific rationale, effectiveness and clinical value of a range of audiological procedures in the context of the scientific evidence base
  • D. Demonstrate effective communication skills including understanding different approaches to communicating with patients (e.g. use of appropriate strategies to maximise communication such as rephreasing or confirming information).
  • E. To develop a collaborative approach to case management. In particular to understand the principles of joint goal setting and self management, to understand the importance of counselling approaches in the context of audiology clinics and to develop an awareness of the psychological factors that may influence how patients engage in the rehabilitation process.

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

Facilitating personal adjustment

Patient-centred interviewing and goal-setting  (e.g. individual management plans)

Communication strategies

Reporting results

Patient management

Interpretation and integration of clinical information

Audiovestibular diagnostic strategy

 

Summary of teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: 

  • Traditional classroom style lectures
  • Observation of patient sessions
  • Participation in patient clinic sessions
  • Patient-centred approaches and joint goal setting for rehabilitation
  • Clinical Integration sessions including principles of case management and presentation of clinical cases. For the clinical cases you will be required to reflect on the effectiveness of your communication style with the patient, to consider how you have been patient focused in your approach (e.g. how you made joint decisions with the patient to help them to manage their own care) and to consider the psychological factors that might underlie the case or which might empower the patient to engage in the rehabilitation process.
  • Interactive sessions on communication with patients and joint goal setting. This will include group sessions where you are videoed when conducting interviews with simulated patients. You will receive copies of the interview in order to reflect on them and you will receive feedback from the simulated patient, other students and a facilitator regarding your communication approach.
  • You will need to work in your own time and in time-tabled independent learning sessions to supplement lectures and practice skills by researching and evaluating the evidence base contained in journals and recommended texts. In addition to the information resources available to you, you will be able to go to the individual lecturers for assistance. 

For the patient clinic sessions, there will be instruction, guidance and feedback to enable you to participate appropriately and safely in patient clinic sessions 

Learning activities include 

  • you will be expected to work in your own time to supplement practical and clinical skills and you will be able to go to the module co-ordinator for assistance
  • working on formal assignments which are designed to give practice in interpretation of some of the more complex test techniques
  • you are expected to read supporting texts and a booklist is provided
  • the opportunity to reflect on your practical sessions, clinics and observation visits (e.g. on your approaches to communication and joint goal setting.)

Study time allocation

Contact hours: 30

Private Study hours: 120

Total study time: 150

 

Summary of assessment and Feedback methods

Assessment Method Number % contribution to final mark Final assessment (✔)
Clinical integration assignment (summative) 100%

Referral Method

By set coursework assignment(s)

Repeat clinical integration assignment 1 x 100%

Method of Repeat Year

Repeat year internally

Repeat year externally

Learning Resources

Resource type: Background textbook

Recommended Procedures

BSA Recommended Procedures

British Society Audiology

http://www.thebsa.org.uk

Book

Counseling- infused Audiologic Care

J Clark

6 copies available at Hartley Library

WV 270 CLA


Cost Implications

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

The student is responsible for meeting the costs of travel to local clinics. This is likely to be a maximum of £100. Other costs may include:

    

 

  • possibly £44 for an additional criminal records check (Enhanced with list checks) before starting clinics; this is in addition to the criminal records checks you paid for as part of your application to the programme. (other) - £
  • 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. (other) - £
  • sufficient appropriate clothing to meet our and the local clinic’s dress code (clothing)
  • 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. (other)
  • The student is responsible for meeting the costs of travel to local clinics. This is likely to be a maximum of £100. (travel)

Appendix: KIS hours

Contact hours for Teaching:Hours
Lectures14
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
Total14
Independent studyHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions7
Follow-up work7
Revision0
Wider reading or practice10
Completion of assessment task112
Placement Hours0
Year Placement0
6 Month Placement0
Total136