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Postgraduate Course: Audiology and Audiometry (EDUA11238)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.

Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 15/09/2014
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 16, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, External Visit Hours 10, Online Activities 60, Summative Assessment Hours 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 52 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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);
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No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
Maltby, M. and Knight, P. Audiology: an introduction for teachers and other professionals
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 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.
Special Arrangements 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.
Keywordsaudiology audiometry linguistic access
Course organiserMs Rachel O'Neill
Tel: (0131 6)51 6429
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
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