The Audiology Placement (International Students) is associated with the MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) programme. It is designed to enable EU and International students to achieve the clinical and professional competencies required to be eligible to register with the Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). Such students typically have no prior background in audiology although some may have training and experience outside of the UK that is insufficient for registering with RCCP. The placement focuses on clinical training in standard adult hearing assessment and rehabilitation as well as broader professional training to work as an audiologist. It also provides opportunities to gain knowledge, understanding and experience of more advanced areas of audiology. Note that placement is NOT intended for those seeking specialist audiology training, such as in vestibular, paediatrics, auditory implants or auditory processing disorder.
You must complete a minimum of 52 weeks (12 months) on the basis 35 hours per week (not including breaks) and on a full-time basis. A holiday allowance is provided within that.
UK students should see the separate module AUDI6013 Audiology Placement.
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.
Students must also engage in and complete AUDI6016 Preparation for Audiology Placement prior to starting the placement.