The programme is structured such that all students wishing to obtain the full MSc will take the first intensive semester (see below, October to January) as a full time student. More flexible learning and assessment methods will be available for graduates of approved BSc Audiology programmes during this semester. The rest of the ‘taught’ programme can then be built up on a module-by-module basis according to individual needs.
Introduction to Healthcare Science and Audiology (full time Oct-Jan; required for the MSc): intensive learning of underpinning science subjects (e.g. biology, physics and psychology), applied clinical science (assessment, treatment, communication, public health and healthcare service deliver) and clinical practicum.
Each module will focus on a different aspect of healthcare science or audiology, such as rehabilitation, hearing aids, paediatrics, tinnitus, management of severe-to-profound loss. Modules will typically have a strong emphasis on evidence-based, reflective and collaborative practice, often using problem-based learning.
Research project (MSc only): students aspiring to the award of MSc will undertake a complete piece of research, typically experimental. MSc research projects at ISVR are distinctive in being substantial pieces of original research, often leading to publications in peer reviewed journals. The arrangements for background and development stages can be flexible. The experimental work and analysis will be undertaken at ISVR, although the timetable for this can also be flexible.
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