AUDIOLOGY 4 WITH SPECIAL TOPICS

SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MHB123731
Module Leader Elaine Gribben
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Trimester
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful completion of Audiology 3 and special topics

Summary of Content

The module will cover links between audiology science and other aspects of medical care, the assessment and management of non-organic hearing loss, patient rehabilitation, and aspects of audit mechanisms, research and management. Pharmacological treatment for CNS conditions will be considered in the module's Special Topics section. This module provides essential theoretical underpinning for practice training; working towards stage 5 Scope of Practice.

Syllabus

The module material will be delivered mainly by senior NHS Practitioners, clinicians and consultants via a combination of lectures and tutorials together with directed learning exercises, practical problems and data interpretation. Lectures will provide the foundation material for the module which will be supplemented and enhanced by material presented in tutorials and laboratories. Tutorials will also allow practical applications of individual topics to the students' own work experience to be examined and discussed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Explain the complex factors underlying signal detection and analysis.2. Describe the cortical structures and processes involved in speech and language.3. Demonstrate understanding at an advanced level of the links between audiology and medical aspects of care.4. Science and medical care.5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of audiology.6. Explain the operation of NHS audit and research mechanisms.7. Demonstrate awareness of non-standard assessment techniques and the pathologies they assess.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module material will be delivered mainly by senior NHS Practitioners, clinicians and consultants via a combination of lectures and tutorials together with directed learning exercises, practical problems and data interpretation. Lectures will provide the foundation material for the module which will be supplemented and enhanced by material presented in tutorials and laboratories. Tutorials will also allow practical applications of individual topics to the students' own work experience to be examined and discussed.

Indicative Reading

Recommended Reading: Martin, F.N & Clark, J.G. (2012) Introduction to Audiology . 11 th Edition. Pearson. Lass, N.J. & Woodford, C.M. (2007) Hearing Science Fundamentals . Mosby. Additional Reading: Naish, J. et al . (2011) Medical Sciences . Saunders. Michael-Titus, A. et al . (2010) The Nervous System: Basic Science and Clinical Conditions . 2 nd Edition. Churchill Livingstone. Grossman, S. (2013) Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States . 9 th Edition. Lippincott. Martini, F.H. et al . (2014) Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology . 10 th Edition. Pearson.

Transferrable Skills

Data analysis and interpretation Problem solving Practical skills Application of theory to practice Time management Teamworking during group sessions Communication skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 155.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Tutorials (FT) 30.00
Lectures (FT) 80.00
Practicals (FT) 5.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 3.00 70.00 35% unseen, to assess discipline specific content
Exam (Dept) 02 1.50 30.00 35% unseen, to assess special topics