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AUDI2009 Introduction to Clinical Placement

Module Overview

The module consists of 18 weeks of clinical placement between June to September in the summer of Year 2. See also the separate document Terms of Placement, which you will have accepted when accepting the offer of a placement; also available from You must pass this module to progress into Part 3 of the clinical pathway, which includes the second part of your clinical placement training and the assessment of your competence. If you do not pass this module, you can transfer to the non-clinical pathway and progress into Part 3, which does not include further clinical placement.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and engagement in placement learning according to (i) the Placement Handbook and Terms of Placement (including the Placement Learning Charter); (ii) NHS constitution (particularly the Principles and Values of the NHS), (iii) Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students by the Health & Care Professions Council; (iv) Code of Conduct by Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists appropriately interpreted for students; (v) Good Scientific Practice by Academy for Healthcare Scientists appropriately interpreted for students; (vi) guidance in the Placement Handbook on attendance, punctuality and use of social media; (vii) adherence to local policies on dress code, hygiene, health & safety and other policies covered in your inductions.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of safe, effective and patient-centred practice of core procedures related to adult rehabilitation in the Individual Record of Clinical Practice (IRCP).
  • Reflect on your conduct and engagement in placement learning (with respect to the guidance, codes and polices referred to in Learning Outcome A), your progress (with respect to the IRCP in Learning Outcome B) and your experiences on placement, demonstrating self-awareness of your strengths and weaknesses, your accomplishments and challenges, and your learning needs for the next clinical placement.


• 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. • Reflecting on your first placement period.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

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

Work based learning562
Follow-up work31
Completion of assessment task11
Wider reading or practice21
Total study time630

Resources & Reading list

Placement Handbook. See Placement Handbook, the various resources on the Placement Website ( and briefings during Parts 1-3 of the programme.


Assessment Strategy

Note that the assessment will not affect progression to Part 3 of the placement pathway for those who started the programme before 2016-17. For those who started the programme in or after 2016-17, you must pass this assessment in order to progress to Part 3 of the placement pathway. Assessment method: PASS/FAIL: Two academic members of the University of Southampton Placement Team will independently assess the reports and IRCP to determine whether the learning outcomes have been met overall. If the two assessors do not agree, a third assessor (usually also a member of the Placement Team) will adjudicate. Referral Method: None; if fail then can transfer to non-placement pathway and progress to Part 3. Repeat Year - N/A


MethodPercentage contribution
Pass/Fail 100%

Linked modules


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

AUDI2006Clinical Practicum 2 (Audiology)


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

Placement costs relate to: Possibly £44 for an additional criminal records check (Enhanced with list checks) before starting placement; this is in addition to the criminal records checks you paid for as part of your application to the programme. Some placement centres 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 placement centre and all outstation clinics; see the Terms of Placement document available at Accommodation. Note that the summer placement and spring placements are separated by one semester at university; it might be necessary to enter into a contract for placement accommodation that includes the period of time you are back at University. See our website for placement dates: Sufficient appropriate clothing to meet our and the Placement Centre’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 placement location, placement outstation clinics, personal circumstance and personal choice. For example, if you are allocated to a placement centre with no outstation clinics within walking distance from home in the UK and already have sufficient suitable clothing, your costs may be zero. If you are allocated to a placement centre in Central London and also use public transport from a London-based private accommodation to the centre and several outstation clinics, your costs could exceed £3000. Note that while we endeavor to allocate students to their preferred placement centres, our commitment is to provide a placement that is fit for purpose, wherever that may be; see the Terms of Placement document for further information ( Many UK/EU students will receive a bursary from the NHS for the first three years of the programme, which are intended to be used towards the costs involved with being on placement. International students are not eligible for this payment.

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

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