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The University of Southampton

AUDI6016 Preparation for Audiology Placement

Module Overview

This is a non-credit bearing module providing preparation to MSc Audiology students embarking on clinical placements. The module runs across Semester 2 and the summer, ahead of students starting their placements in the following October. While this module is not assessed, completion of this module is required for students’ fitness to practice prior to starting placements. Consequently, failure to attend and engage in the sessions can lead to students being denied from starting placements and referred to the Fitness to Practise process. The module contains two components: (1) Sessions and associated work for all students. This component includes seminars, practical sessions and follow-up work related to general preparation for placement. (2) Sessions and associated work just for students whose first language is not English. This component includes workshops and follow-up work regarding communication skills relevant to the challenging demands of real-time clinical practice.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • No learning outcomes. This module is not assessed. It is required for students’ fitness to practice prior to starting placements


Interactive sessions: - The expectations of you, your placement provider, the university and other relevant parties during your placement, such as described in the Placement Handbook available from - The professional expectations of you during placement, including fitness to practice and the expectations of your professional body. This includes understand various standards conduct, performance and ethics. - The policies and procedures governing placement, the placement processes and how you will be supported, trained and assessed on placement Practicals: - Refresher of basic clinical skills - Communication skills that are relevant for real-time, patient-centred clinical practice

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Small-group interactive discussion and practical sessions. Some sessions will use simulated patients. The sessions will be recorded wherever possible (e.g. in order to support reflective practice).

Practical classes and workshops9
Follow-up work12
Preparation for scheduled sessions4
Wider reading or practice3
Total study time60


Assessment Strategy

There is no summative assessment. You will receive formative feedback via the practicals and workshops in particular.


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment 100%

Linked modules


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

AUDI6013Audiology Placement
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