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AUDI3008 Work Experience 1

Module Overview

The module consists of your optional Semester 2 non-clinical-placement work experience. You will have preparatory sessions at university in Semester 1. This can be chosen prospectively together with AUDI3009 Work Experience 2 from the non-placement pathway or if transferring to the non-placement pathway after having started AUDI3007 (for example if you don’t pass the clinical competence elements of AUDI3007). Prospective work experience is not guaranteed by the University; it is organised by the student and then approved and overseen by University.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module aims to give you an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of audiology, hearing science or related fields and how that relates to clinical practice, and to develop general professional skills and attitudes appropriate for a wide range of careers.

Learning Outcomes

Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • It is intended that on successful completion of the module you will be able to critically evaluate clinical practice in adult assessment and rehabilitation in terms of underpinning theory and evidence from a range of sources (including fundamental science, clinical studies, systematic reviews, guidelines and standards).


• Further reflecting on your first placement period • Preparation for your second placement period • Employability and preparation for employment and registration

Special Features

Students requiring reasonable adjustments to their work experience activities need to ensure the Module Lead is aware of these reasonable adjustments in sufficient time to provide them if appropriate. Many requests for reasonable adjustments can be accommodated.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

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

Wider reading or practice10
Follow-up work5
Work based learning260
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Placement Handbook. The Placement Handbook and the various resources on the Placement Website ( provide general guidance on work experience, albeit specifically in context of clinical placements for AUDI3007. Briefings are provided during Parts 1-3 of the programme.



MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (120 minutes) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (120 minutes) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (120 minutes) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules


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

AUDI3009Work Experience 2


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 the work experience; this is in addition to the criminal records checks you paid for as part of your application to the programme. Some organizations 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 organization and outstations. Accommodation during semester 2. See our website for work experience dates: Travel to the University for two compulsory days of activities during the Spring placement. One day is typically in March (during which you will sit the exam); the other is typically in early June before you finish placement. You might also require over-night accommodation for those Sufficient appropriate clothing to meet our and the organization’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 location, outstations, personal circumstance and personal choice. For example, if you go to an organization with no outstations within walking distance from home in the UK and already have sufficient suitable clothing, your costs may be zero. If you go to an organization in Central London and also use public transport from a London-based private accommodation to the centre and several outstations, your costs could exceed £3000 across the entire work experience. Bursaries are not normally available for the work experience.

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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