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.
Pre-requisite/s - AUDI1009
Aims and Objectives
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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
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).
- 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.
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.
|Wider reading or practice||36|
|Practical classes and workshops||72|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||48|
|Total study time||300|
Resources & Reading list
Resources. Additional resources to be provided separately.
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 at least 80% practical sessions and all those related to impression taking (or alternatives, as approved by the Module Lead) in order to qualify for the OSCEs in order to avoid putting volunteers at undue risk. You may not undertake the clinical procedures covered in the OSCEs on service users even under direct supervision until you have passed the OSCEs either at first attempt or at referral. If you don’t pass them at first attempt, this can mean being on placement but not being able to undertake certain procedures until you have passed them at referral.
OSCEs - You must have attended at least 80% of practical sessions and all those related to impression taking in order 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.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Objective Structured Clinical Examination||60%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Objective Structured Clinical Examination||60%|
Repeat type: Internal