Hometown: Melbourne, Australia


About You

Tell us a little about yourself such as your first degree and any other qualifications, plus if applicable, the most previous job you have held or what you were doing prior to the course.

I have a Bachelor of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Audiology.

I have been an Audiologist for many years and worked in various areas including specialist adult and paediatrics.

For the last 10 years, I have been working in management positions, with little ‘hands on’ audiology work. I currently work as a Clinical Project Manager for a large hearing care provider.

How did you come to choose this course and why QMU?

Masters in Audiology has been the entry level qualification for many years in Australia. I wanted to upgrade my qualifications and my knowledge to current best practice. The MSc Rehabilitative Audiology (post-registration) is a perfect course for non-masters Audiologists to upgrade to a Masters.

Why did you choose to study in Edinburgh/Scotland?

I studied via distance education.

"The MSc in Rehabilitative Audiology (post-registration) is a perfect course for non-masters Audiologists to upgrade to Masters."
Kylie Luiten Hand

The Course

What did you hope the course would give you? Career change/progression? Continuing personal development?

Continuing personal and professional development.

How did you find the work load? Could you comment on the support available to you?

The work load was reasonable. I work part-time and was able to fit my studies in around my work and my family. Support from the faculty was always available. I mainly communicated via email. However, I also arranged phone meetings with my supervisor during my dissertation.

Are you working during the course?

Yes, part-time.

How do you think your QMU degree has equipped you with the skills/knowledge to development your career?

Yes, my clinical knowledge has been updated and refreshed.

What top tips would you give prospective PG students based on your own personal experience?

For distance learners – connect with fellow students, communicate with lecturers, schedule a set time for study.


Story published 2016-2017

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