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The highly successful Audiovestibular Medicine MSc offers an up-to-date comprehensive introduction to audivestibular medicine, and encompasses clinical and research training. Emphasis is placed on the clinical and scientific disciplines underpinning state-of-the art practice in audiovestibular medicine, including genetics, immunology, radiology, ophthalmology, and psychiatry. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to provide students with a theoretical background for a scientifically current evidence-based approach in the diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders in adults and children by providing knowledge which complements skills acquired in neurology, paediatrics and otorhinolaryngology training. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core courses (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Audiovestibular Physics and Statistics Anatomy and Physiology of the Audiovestibular System Audiovestibular Diagnostics Clinical Disciplines Allied to Audiovestibular Medicine Vestibular Medicine Auditory Medicine in Adults and Children Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukeartrainingpostgraduateindex The programme is delivered through taught lectures, including specific lectures on how to access evidence and teaching on evidence-based medicineclinical governance. Students develop subject-specific skills through attendance at clinics, integrating the practical aspects of the teaching into their clinical practice. Assessment is through examinations, presentations, essays, 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 The programme is recognised for specialty training by the Royal College of PhysiciansPostgraduate Medical Education Training Board and by the British Association of Audiological Physicians. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor's medical degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should also have some relevant clinical experience. 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? While directed at doctors in the training and clinical practice of Audiovestibular Medicine and those intending to set up their own service, the programme is also suitable for otolaryngologists wishing to develop skills in clinical audiology and vestibular medicine, and for doctors interested in disorders of auditory communication, balance, and spatial orientation. RAE Rating Ear Institute 70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusear
The highly successful Audiovestibular Medicine MSc offers an up-to-date comprehensive introduction to audivestibular medicine, and encompasses clinical and research training. Emphasis is placed on the clinical and scientific disciplines underpinning state-of-the art practice in audiovestibular medicine, including genetics, immunology, radiology, ophthalmology, and psychiatry. What and how will I learn? The programme aims to provide students with a theoretical background for a scientificall...