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Postgraduate Course: Audiology and Audiometry (EDUA11238)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting 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, tympanometry, 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, effectiveness of digital hearing aids and room acoustics
i. Audiology in context: viewing audiology from different perspectives including Deaf perspectives and taking into account issues of linguistic access.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
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.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Complete an Audiology Log. Practical assessments include interpreting audiological evidence, checking of hearing aids, test box assessments of hearing aids, changing tubing etc. Practical assessments will take place at the University in a practical exam after the course period (25%).

Produce 3 written case studies of 1,000 words each, in which research literature is critically reviewed, about the application of audiology / audiometry within education for deaf pupils (75% of final mark);

As this course has professional recognition, students need to pass both parts at 50% or above. Students who receive a mark of less than 50% have one opportunity to resit. They will receive a tutorial from the course tutor to discuss the resit, then usually a period of 4 weeks will be agreed for resubmission. If the student fails the resit, they will exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or transcript.

The mark which will appear on Euclid, the official space where marks are announced on MyEd, will reflect the first mark. This mark is used to provide an average for the whole diploma. However, the resit mark will not be capped at 50% and it will also appear on the mark sheet put to the Inclusive Education examination board.

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Feedback Students will receive feedback from mentors in their work as practical log tasks are undertaken. Students will receive formative feedback from the course tutor about one written case study.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts and principles in audiology and audiometry.
  2. Be able to use a range of specialized audiology skills in a wide variety of professional contexts with deaf young people, parents and a range of professionals.
  3. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to audiological issues informed by current developments, a range of perspectives and research in the sector.
  4. Practise as a teacher of deaf children in ways which draw on critical reflection on own and others¿ roles and responsibilities in Health and Education.
Reading List
Gelfand, S. (2016) Hearing: An introduction to psychological and physiological acoustics. Boca Ratton: CRC Press,
Maltby, M. T. 2002. Principles of hearing aid audiology, WhurMoore, B. (2013) An introduction to the Psychology of Hearing. Leiden: Brill.
Woll, B. (2012) Speechreading revisited. Deafness and Education International. 14 (1) 16 ¿ 21.
Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2014) Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 19(2): 143-175.
Young, A. et al (2005) Informed Choice, deaf children and families. Electronic journal of research into educational psychology. 7(3) 253 ¿ 273.
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.
Additional Class Delivery Information Practical sessions included in both course blocks with opportunities to practise audiology tasks arranged with students and their mentors.
Keywordsaudiology audiometry linguistic access
Course organiserDr Imran Mulla
Course secretaryMs Tara Kay
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