Module - Introduction to Audiology (SPS201)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Observe a range of routine investigations undertaken in an audiology department and describe the diversity of patients attending audiology services and some of their special needs; this should include people with cognitive and sensory impairment, physical and learning disabilities, older people, paediatrics.
- Observe a range of routine investigations undertaken in an audiology department and identify a range of routine audiological equipment, and discuss their use in the assessment of a range of cases with your training officer.
- Observe history taking and clinical examinations in patients with signs and symptoms of audiological conditions and discuss with your training officer different clinical approaches and strategies using clinical reasoning, innovative approaches in complex situations and responding to differing priorities of a given situation.
- Attend outpatient departments where patients with audiological conditions are referred and summarise the investigation and likely management of routine audiological conditions.
- Observe the work of non-NHS or external statutory, voluntary charitable agencies or services, such as social care, that offer support to patients with hearing loss in the community and reflect on their role in the management of patients who experience loss of hearing.