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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 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. If you do not, you will not pass the placement and there is no opportunity to retake it. In recognition of the high workload of the placement and the interaction between the PDP with the placement learning, one remediation opportunity is available for the PDP to students who would otherwise fail it. Note that the remediation opportunity will delay your completion of the placement module.


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