College of Medicine and Health
The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Audiology is a part-time programme taken over two academic years (or less, depending on availability of modules and student's capacity to complete modules in the summer) from the date of first registration.
Whilst the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Audiology programme is targeted at professionals who would be qualified to register as clinical audiologists, other professionals related to the field of audiology such as speech and language therapists, ENT surgeons in training, ENT nurses, teachers of the Deaf, can also enter the programme. However, priority will be given to clinically qualified audiologists. Please note, this programme does not qualify or license graduates to practice clinical audiology.
Applicants must satisfy the following:
(a) Candidates will be judged on previous practice experience, academic qualifications and a personal statement.
(b) Candidates accepted on the course will normally be expected to either:
(i) hold an undergraduate degree (minimum Second Class Honours Grade 1) in audiology (or related field, e.g. speech and language therapy, medicine, nursing, education of the deaf); or
(ii) hold a postgraduate degree in audiology (or related field, e.g. speech and language therapy, medicine, nursing, education of the deaf).
Applicants with Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
(c) Candidates must be eligible for registration as a clinical audiologist, or eligible for registration in a profession related to the field of audiology such as speech and language therapy, medicine, nursing or education of the deaf.
(d) Candidates whose first language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with scores in no individual sections less than 6.0.
(e) In exceptional circumstances, candidates without an honours degree may be recommended for entry to the programme after a review of their qualifications and experience by the programme lead. These candidates may be required to attend an interview and their admission will be subject to the approval of the College of Medicine and Health Executive Committee.
Students will take 30 credits as outlined below.
Students must choose two modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
AU6001 Advanced Paediatric Audiology (15
AU6002 Clinical Otology and Neurotology (15 credits)
AU6003 Aural Rehabilitation in Children and Adults (15 credits)
AU6004 Balance Disorders (15 credits)
Structure of modules offered per year:
AU6001, AU6002, AU6003 and AU6004 will be offered in alternate years. The following table illustrates when each module will be offered in alternate years:
Teaching Period 1
|Teaching Period 2
|Teaching Period 3
Cycles of the Programme
2011/2012; 2013/2014; 2015/2016, etc. = Years A
2012/2013; 2014/2015; 2016/2017, etc. = Years B
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2013 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in
Advanced Audiology (NFQ Level 9, Minor award):
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
Please note that the MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Audiology, do not qualify or licence graduates to practice clinical audiology. This programme is a post-registration degree and is intended for the enhancement of the academic and clinical knowledge of already-qualified practitioners. Accordingly, the final transcripts of results for any of the programmes will indicate that: “This programme of studies does not confer licence to practice clinical audiology”.