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AUDI6013 Audiology Placement

Module Overview

The module will last a minimum of 40 weeks (9 months) and a maximum of 12 months starting the beginning of the academic year. You will gain experience of, and expertise in, all procedures, types of patient appointment and other skills as listed in the syllabus below. There will be a mix of continuous assessment and end of placement assessment. See also the separate document Terms of Placement, which you will have accepted when accepting the offer of a placement: also available from www.southampton.ac.uk/audplace

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide you with an opportunity to gain the knowledge, experience and expertise in audiology to ensure that you are prepared to enter the profession and undertake the breadth of practice expected of a newly qualified Healthcare Science Practitioner and as required for professional registration.

Learning Outcomes

Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe, effective, empathetic, efficient and patient-centred practice in real-time as described in the Individual Record of Clinical Practice (IRCP) and with reference to appropriate national and local standards of practice such as published by the NHS (e.g. the principles and values that guide the NHS), your registration bodies (e.g. code of conduct) and your professional bodies. This includes clinical reasoning and problem-solving, communication with the public and other health care professionals, and collaborative working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Critically evaluate clinical practice in the areas covered by the IRCP in terms of underpinning theory and evidence from a range of sources (including fundamental science, clinical studies, systematic reviews, guidelines and standards)
  • Demonstrate that you have met the relevant Core Dimensions and Indicators of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF)
  • Explain the role and processes involved in clinical audit and service improvement
  • Reflect critically on, and self-motivate learning related to, your practice, your experiences, general practice and professionalism within audiology and health services, the feedback you receive, the feedback you give and the role of the Healthcare Science Practitioner

Syllabus

• See the Individual Record of Clinical Practice (IRCP) and placement handbooks • Reflective practice and your Professional Development Portfolio • The Knowledge & Skills Framework and your Professional Development Portfolio

Special Features

Students requiring reasonable adjustments to their placement activities need to ensure the placement co-ordinator is aware of these reasonable adjustments in sufficient time to provide them if appropriate. Many requests for reasonable adjustments can be accommodated. You may need to have an additional criminal records check and an occupational health check immediately before starting your main placement.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

• Observation of clinical practice • Participating in clinical practice under direct/indirect supervision (see Terms of Placement) • Receiving feedback on above • Self-directed study • Tutorials • Open door policy by clinical supervisor • Formal methods of formative assessment: o Continuous assessment and feedback via the Individual Record of Clinical Practice (IRCP) and the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) o Feedback Visit by representative of the University o Evaluation by placement supervisor at end of placement

TypeHours
Placement
Total study time0

Resources & Reading list

Placement Handbook. See Placement Handbook, the various resources on the Placement Website (www.southampton.ac.uk/audplace) and briefings during Parts 1-3 of the programme.

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

You must pass all methods of assessment individually to pass the module overall; in addition, you must pass all components, sections and sub-sections of the IRCP to pass the module overall. If you do not, you will not pass the placement and there is no opportunity to retake it. In recognition of the high workload of the placement and the interaction between the PDP with the placement learning, one remediation opportunity is available for the PDP to students who would otherwise fail it. Note that the remediation opportunity will delay your completion of the placement module. No referral method - repeat year internally only.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Record of Clinical Practice %
PDP %
Placement %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Pre-requisite - MSc Audiology Year 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:

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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