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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 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 would be required. Students should be aware that this module requires a pre-requisite of MSc Audiology Year 1.

Aims and Objectives

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


• 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

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

Total study time1417

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

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. You are allowed to refer in (a) the PDP regardless of how many elements of it are passed first time; (b) the final clinical assessment (called the Assessment Visit) as part of the IRCP component of assessment as long as you have passed one of the three patient appointments (i.e. you can refer as long as you don't failed more than two patient appointments); (c) the submissions of the evaluations as part of the IRCP component of assessment. An internal repeat ('repeat attending') is allowed only if your first placement was not terminated under Section 9.1 (conduct/behaviour/professionalism) of the Practice Placement Agreement or by a Fitness To Practise process. The internal repeat involves completing the entire placement year with the same fees as the first placement year. The start date might be delayed (potentially by many weeks) as required to allocate you a placement, which will usually be a different location to the original placement. The internal repeat also requires starting all assessments from scratch. I.e. no aspects of the assessments from the original placement can be carried over. An external repeat ('repeat not attending') is not available for this module.


MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Record of Clinical Practice %
Pass/Fail 100%
Placement %
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