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This post-qualifying course for practising Audiologists is jointly delivered by the School of Psychological Sciences (SPS) and School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW) - administratively it is managed by SPS. Both Schools are at the forefront of developments in Health Professional education and research having received excellent research ratings in UK Research Assessment Exercises. In the 2008 exercise, NMSW was placed top of the table for nursing and midwifery research. In recent reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency, both Schools were commended on the excellent quality of teaching and learning provision. An established reputation for excellence, outstanding learning facilities and high student support, combined with the opportunity to be taught by leading academic, clinical and research staff, make the University of Manchester the ideal place for practising Audiologists to study for a relevant Postgraduate award. The course combines Audiology specific course units with a range of core units shared with health professionals from a variety of other disciplines. Students are required to complete 60 credits for a PGCert (exit award) or 120 credits for a PGDip. Students completing 120 credits can, subject to meeting progression requirements, progress to MSc which enables them to explore, in-depth, a specific aspect of Audiology practice, policy, research or education in the form of a 60 credit, 12,000-15,000 words Dissertation. The course aims to: - Enable students to critically evaluate and apply aspects of contemporary Audiology and healthcare practice, policy, research and education, fostering positive values and attitudes that recognise and respect individual and cultural diversities and challenge discriminatory practice. - Equip students with in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills to critically evaluate research and the evidence-base for Audiology practice that promote optimal health and involve service users and carers in the delivery of care. - Develop students' abilities and skills for critically reflective practice, problem solving and creative ethical decision making Contribute to innovation, change and quality improvement in Audiology and health care practice at both individual and organisational levels by equipping students with a systematic and critical understanding of relevant knowledge, theoretical frameworks and advanced skills. Enhance career development and lifelong learning in students in order to support safe practice and the maintenance and enhancement of appropriate standards of Audiology practice. The course provides unique opportunities for interprofessional learning, combining specialist Audiology course units with a range of course units in which students from a range of health care professions study core concepts and subjects together. Students thus benefit from interprofessional learning whilst at the same time being able to apply core knowledge and skills specifically to Audiology practice through their assessments. There is an extensive menu of course units available. Students participate in a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, small group work, student-led seminars, problem-based learning and online learning. In addition, students will be required to undertake independent study in order to further develop and consolidate their learning. Where appropriate, some Audiology modules may include participation in practical skills laboratories. The course prepares students for advanced Audiology roles in clinical management, clinical practice, teaching and research. For further information on the MSc please refer to our website.

This post-qualifying course for practising Audiologists is jointly delivered by the School of Psychological Sciences (SPS) and School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW) - administratively it is managed by SPS. Both Schools are at the forefront of developments in Health Professional education and research having received excellent research ratings in UK Research Assessment Exercises. In...

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