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The Audiological Science MSc provides a detailed study of the hearing and balance mechanisms: their structure, function and pathology. The relationship between laboratory research and clinical aspects forms a key element: lectures, demonstrations and tutorials will be complemented by practical experience in the clinic and laboratory. What and how will I learn? Students obtain experience in defined audio-vestibular assessment procedures and rehabilitation through in-house demonstrations and practical training. The second term includes clinical placements at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Nuffield Centre, The Royal London, Brocklebank Health Centre, St. Georges Hospital and National Hospital for Neurological Diseases. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core courses (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Auditory Biophysics and Electroacoustics Anatomy and Physiology Clinical Audiology Introduction to Hearing Aids Balance Paediatric Audiology Clinical and Professional Practice Research Methods and Statistics Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000-15,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukeartrainingpostgraduateindex The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical demonstrations, and clinical placements. Practicals will consist of observations followed by supervised testing for rehabilitation and diagnostics. Assessment is by essays, presentations, mini tests, final written and clinical practical exams and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Ear Institute provides a unique environment for graduate study, and is the largest and most broad-based academic unit for research into hearing and deafness in the UK. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary range of clinical and research expertise among its staff. Collaboration between disciplines provides integrated research projects encompassing the peripheral structures in the inner ear to the auditory cortex, using a range of model systems from flies to humans. The associated Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the country, and the first ever Cochlear Implant team in the UK. Your future career First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include: Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital: Audiologist UCL: Speech and Language Therapist University Hospital of Wales: Audiologist Great Ormond Street Hospital: Clinical Scientist St Barts and London NHS Trust: Audiologist University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust: Specialist Audiologist In Health Group: Junior Audiologist Portland Hospital: Audiological Scientist Eye and Ear Royal Victoria Hospital: Senior Audiologist Entry Requirements A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply There is no closing date for application to entry, but students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? This programme is suitable for students with a first degree in Science, Engineering or Psychology, and will provide the theoretical, clinical and research skills necessary for a career in audiological sciences andor a career in research. RAE Rating Ear Institute 70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusear
The Audiological Science MSc provides a detailed study of the hearing and balance mechanisms: their structure, function and pathology. The relationship between laboratory research and clinical aspects forms a key element: lectures, demonstrations and tutorials will be complemented by practical experience in the clinic and laboratory. What and how will I learn? Students obtain experience in defined audio-vestibular assessment procedures and rehabilitation through in-house demonstrations and...