Postgraduate Course: Audiology and Audiometry (EDUA11238)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Education
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course aims to equip the teacher with sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to interpret audiological information and assess the provision of audiological support to the deaf child. The course places value on the views of d/Deaf consumers and aims to provide the teacher with an understanding of how audiological practice can be located within a linguistic access framework.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will need to buy a listening and hearing aid care kit, or their employers should provide this. Approximate cost from Connevans £17.
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course, course members should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of hearing and the nature of sound;
2. Have an understanding of the key causes of deafness;
3. Have a critical understanding of the procedures used to diagnose and assess hearing loss;
4. Be able to interpret and evaluate audiological information;
5. Be able to evaluate the appropriateness of hearing aids and cochlear implants, with the assistance of a wider education and audiology teams;
6. Have an awareness of key issues, including professional and ethical issues with regard to cochlear implantation;
7. Be familiar with and able to critically evaluate research in this field;
8. Be able to critically evaluate the traditional model of audiology and to place present-day audiological practice within a broader context;
9. Be aware of the differing roles played by audiologists within different authorities and have an understanding of the possible approaches to collaboration between audiology professionals and teachers of deaf children.
|Complete an Audiology Log. This will involve tasks relating to: understanding the anatomy and physiology of the ear, interpreting audiological evidence, assessing the function of hearing aids, testing, and where possible repairing hearing aids, using of a range of audiological equipment and evaluating own effectiveness in interaction with parents (50%);|
Produce a written case study of 2,000 words, in which research literature is critically reviewed, about the application of audiology / audiometry within education for a deaf pupil (50% of final mark);
|Students will need to arrange visits to their local paediatric audiology clinic, and where possible to shadow educational audiologists or qualified teachers of deaf children who are experienced with audiological issues.|
||a. Anatomy and physiology of the ear
b. Causes and types of deafness
c. The nature of sound
d. Diagnostic and assessment procedures in assessing hearing
e. The nature and practical implications of Newborn Hearing Screening
f. Principles and practices of audiometry including interpretation of audiograms, typmanomtry, speech audiometry and free-field speech testing
g. Aids to hearing including hearing aids, cochlear implants, radio systems and assistive listening devices
h. Current research for example in relation to cochlear implantation and effectiveness of digital hearing aids
i. Audiology in context: vieiwing audiology from different perspectives including Deaf perspectives and taking into account issues of linguistic access.
||Students learn technical skills on this course: reading scientific instruments accurately, understanding complex graphs and charts and applying insights from audiology and audiometry to their work as a teacher of deaf children. There is some numeracy involved.
||Maltby, M. and Knight, P. Audiology: an introduction for teachers and other professionals
||Students will receive the Audiology Log at the start of the Postgraduate Diploma so they can start to build up practical experience before they start this course.
|Keywords||audiology audiometry linguistic access
|Course organiser||Ms Rachel O'Neill
Tel: (0131 6)51 6429
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573