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AUDI2006 Clinical Practicum 2 (Audiology)

Module Overview

This module will consolidate and develop your understanding and clinical practical skills of procedures and appointments, your professional skills and your understanding of your professional obligations ahead of your placement.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Building on Part 1 of the Programme, the aim of this module is to prepare you for your clinical placement and career as a Healthcare Science professional in audiology and a Hearing Aid Dispenser. Specifically: • During Semester 1: to consolidate and extend your practical skills related to individual assessment and rehabilitation of adults with hearing difficulties (focused on Section A of the Individual Record of Clinical Practice, IRCP). • During Semester 2: to broaden your and practical skills to the integration of procedures and managing appointments (focused on Section B of the IRCP) as well as to introduce you to the basic practical skills related to auditory electrophysiology and vestibular assessment. • Both semesters: to further develop your understanding and practical skills required for (1) interacting with patients/clients and their families and (2) functioning as a Healthcare Science professional in audiology and a Hearing Aid Dispenser.

Learning Outcomes

Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Perform individual procedures from Sections A1-15 (excluding A7; paed tymps) of the IRCP on individuals from a non-clinical population safely and with basic technical competence showing effective patient handling, communication, professionalism, interviewing and counselling skills as appropriate
  • Perform the appointments from Sections B1-5 of the IRCP in simulated basic clinical scenarios safely and with basic technical competence showing effective patient handling, communication, professionalism, interviewing and counselling skills as appropriate and identifying the need for onward referral
  • Formulate and justify your basic clinical decisions related to Sections A1-15 (excluding A7; paed tymps) and Sections B1-5 of the IRCP with reference to evidence (e.g. basic science, professional standards, best-practice guidelines and published research)
  • Explain the professional context, requirements and obligations of a Healthcare Science Practitioner (Audiology), Clinical Physiologist (Audiology) and Hearing Aid Dispenser, including professional registration and regulation, codes of conduct, health and safety, statutory & mandatory training, safeguarding, consumer protection legislation and regulation, service accreditation and improvement, and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Syllabus

The topics covered in this module will include: • The Individual Record of Clinical Progress (IRCP). • Individual procedures from Sections A1-15 (excluding A7; paed tymps) of the IRCP with reference to relevant technical and professional standards (including BSA Recommended Procedures). • Appointment from Sections B1-5 of the IRCP with reference to relevant technical and professional standards (in particular the BAA Direct Referral criteria and BSA Principles for Rehabilitation). • Background issues to the procedures within the IRCP, including calibration of equipment, safe and hygienic working practices. • Introduction to A17-A20 sections of the IRCP (electrophysiology and vestibular assessment). • Procedures beyond the IRCP. • Report writing. • Principles and values that guide the NHS and standards of conduct, performance and ethics. • Professional conduct and the internet, especially social networking. • Statutory & mandatory training update. • Health & safety and safeguarding (legislation, risk assessment and risk management). • Employability. • Structure and function of health and social care services in the UK. • Professional registration and regulation. • Consumer protection legislation and regulation. • Service accreditation and development. • Preparation for clinical placement.

Special Features

Practical sessions

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Supporting lectures from co-requisite modules to provide theoretical knowledge of the underlying principles behind each procedure to support clinical teaching. These lectures will be provided in a formal classroom setting. Supervised practical sessions and simulations for clinical teaching of each procedure. This will involve small group work of up to 6 students per group with one tutor per group. You will receive verbal feedback on your performance during these sessions. Facilitated practice sessions to enable you to practise clinical procedures under supervision. This will involve small group work of up to 6 students per group with one tutor per group. Seminars for the whole year group on some topics. You are expected to practise clinical procedures in your own time. You will be able to go to clinical supervisors for assistance.

TypeHours
Practical classes and workshops72
Preparation for scheduled sessions48
Wider reading or practice36
Seminar24
Follow-up work48
Revision72
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Resources. Additional resources to be provided separately.

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

You must pass both components of assessment individually in order to pass the module. The practical exams are known as Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). You must also pass each individual IRCP Section of the OSCEs in order to pass the module. You must have attended all practical sessions (or alternatives, as approved by the Module Lead) in order to avoid putting volunteers at undue risk. OSCEs - You must have attended at least 80% of practical sessions to qualify to undertake the OSCEs. Referral Method - You need only refer in the component that was failed and in the individual procedures as appropriate for the OSCEs. You must have attended all remedial practical sessions to qualify to undertake the referral OSCEs. Repeat year internally only - due to practicals.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (120 minutes) 40%
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (120 minutes) 40%
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 60%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Pre-requisite/s - AUDI1009 Clinical Practicum 1. Co-requisite/s - AUDI2004 Audiological Science 1 and AUDI2002 Audiological Science 2.

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
AUDI1009Clinical Practicum 1 (neurosensory)

Co-requisites

To study this module, you will need to also study the following module(s):

CodeModule
AUDI2002Audiological Science 2
AUDI2004Audiological Science 1

Costs

Costs associated with this module

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.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Travel Costs for placements

If you do not pass your OSCEs first time, you might incur accommodation costs associated with an extension to your spring placement in Part 3 required to make up for any time lost on the summer placement.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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