- This course is delivered completely online.
- It offers flexible learning pathways and draws from clinical experience.
- This course provides interaction with students from various backgrounds and contexts which supports critical evaluation.
This course is suitable for audiologists from a wide range of clinical settings who are interested in aural rehabilitation. The course will provide you with further knowledge and skills in adult and paediatric aural rehabilitation to supportcareer development and progression for qualified audiologists.
The course aims to create an intellectually stimulating opportunity for you to develop academic knowledge and research skills, thus enhancing your practice in rehabilitative audiology. Suitable for international, UK and local audiologists, the course will develop knowledge of the evidence base in practice and further develop critical thinking, clinical reasoning and research knowledge.
The course is organised in three broad strands:
- Research (Research Proposal and Dissertation)
- Rehabilitative audiology
- Professional practice
Knowledge, understanding and skills acquired across the course will be integrated and applied in the clinical setting throughout all modules. This course will ensure that the audiologist acquires the advanced knowledge required to work with complex audiological cases as well as managing service input.
PgCert in Hearing and Communication
The PgDip/MSc (Post-Registration) in Rehabilitative Audiology is open only to qualified audiologists but includes modules that are of interest to a range of professionals.
The PgCert in Hearing and Communication has been developed to allow students from a variety of non-audiology backgrounds the opportunity for further study in relation to hearing impairment and auditory/vestibular
Students may take up to four years to complete the 60 credits required to be awarded a PgCert. Applicants might
include: speech and language therapists; teachers of the deaf; linguists; any health professional interested (Post-Registration) in developing their knowledge and skills in relations to hearing and balance management. It is acknowledged that each of these groups has unique needs and concerns which will be taken into consideration during the admissions process and throughout the programme.
The minimum entry requirement for the PgCert in Hearing and Communication will normally be a first or second class BSc (Hons) in a related discipline (eg education, psychology, linguistics, speech and language therapy or another health science).
PgDip (120 credits)/ MSc (180 credits)/PgCert Hearing & Communication (60 credits open to non-audiologists)
Fully distance learning. No attendance on campus is required.
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest.
Full-time: 1 year plus an additional 6 months (full-time) and 12 months (part-time) for dissertation. Part time: up to 7 years (including the dissertation)
Single modules start in September or January
Teaching, learning and assessment:
This is a distance learning course and students engage with staff members and each other through regular contact within the online teaching and learning environment. An extensive range of learning technologies - including The Hub, eportfolio and multimedia resources - will be available to support directed, independent learning. Learning materials may include narrated PowerPoint lectures, video or audio clips, reading materials, case-based data, guided learning activities, discussion boards and selfassessment quizzes. Online seminars and discussion groups will be scheduled to allow maximum participation. Discussions and seminars will also be archived to allow students to review the content after the event. Assessment is carried out through case-based assignments, reflective journals, research reports, electronic portfolio, online discussions as well as a final dissertation.
Teaching hours and attendance:
We suggest that a student should spend an average of 18 hours on independent learning/ course work each week per module. This could include online discussions.
A typical entry is a first or second class honours degree in audiology or a relevant professional qualification PLUS three years post qualified audiological experience PLUS a continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio. Each application will be considered individually.
Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.0 with no individual element below 6.5. International students interested in registering and working as Audiologists in the UK need to contact the RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, www.rccp.co.uk) to determine eligibility.
Special Information for EU Applicants
The home fee rate will continue to apply to postgraduate EU students entering in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. EU students will continue to be eligible to apply for the SAAS tuition fee loan for the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19. For more information, see the SAAS website.
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a
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Advanced counselling: Theory and Practice (15 credits)/ Research Methods (30 credits)/ Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Advanced Practice (30 credits) OR Paediatric Aural Habilitation (30 credits)
A further 45 credits from: Hearing Technology: Advanced Theory and Practice (15 credits)/ Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (15 credits)/ Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (15 credits) / Language and Culture of Deaf People (15 credits) / Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Advanced Practice (30 credits)/ Paediatric Aural Habilitation (30 credits)
If studying for the MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.
Graduates may work within the National Health Service and private sector. There are also career opportunities for research in universities and research institutes.