The module will last a minimum of 40 weeks (9 months) and a maximum of 12 months starting near 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. International students requiring a Tier 4 visa must be on placement for the full 12 months. An allowance for approved leave is provided.
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 https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/postgraduate/taught_courses/audiology/msc_audiology.page within the programme specification.
This module could involve working with children and vulnerable adults, alone and unsupervised for significant periods of time, so an enhanced criminal record check is required.
Students can only start their placement once they have passed the taught component of the MSc/PG Dip (i.e. 120 CATS from Part 1 of the MSc, not including the research project), determined by an Examinations Board. For example, students are not permitted to start their placement while repeating Part 1 of the MSc/PG Dip.