Hearing Balance and Communication: Impact on Quality of Life in the Elderly Population CT6105
EU Fee É450.00 / NON EU Fee É1025.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.
As per MSc Hearing, Balance and Communicationhttps://www.ucc.ie/en/ckx27/ See detailed entry requirements below. See Requirements for full details.
Course Delivery Method
To address the hearing, balance and communication problems of the elderly population, and the other factors that can act in synergy to affect their quality of life.
The different factors leading to deterioration of hearing and balance functions in the elderly will be discussed in detail, including biological and environmental factors. The effect of cognitive decline on hearing and balance, and vice versa, will be a focus for this module.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge and an understanding of the biological factors related to the ageing process affecting hearing and balance, and their interaction with environmental factors.
- ·Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between cognitive decline, hearing loss and communication in the elderly
- Critically evaluate the role of fall clinics within the health services in preventing the adverse effects of balance deterioration in the elderly.
- Appreciate the necessity of inter disciplinary services for management of hearing, balance and communication difficulties in the elderly.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence-base of current research on cognitive decline and Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence-base of current research on cognitive decline and sensory deprivation, and identify areas for future research.
Participants will attend interactive live online lectures for a variety of activities including but not limited to: lectures/seminars/interactive workshops/collaborative groupwork. (Participants may need to participate in some directed reading before the sessions)
As per MSc Hearing, Balance and Communication : Hearing, Balance and Communication postgraduate courses Ireland (ucc.ie)
- Candidates will hold either an undergraduate honours degree (NFQ Level 8; minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1) or a postgraduate degree, in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education.
- 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. The admission of such candidates will be subject to the approval of the School of Clinical Therapies.
- Applications will be reviewed on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.
- A motivational statement is part of this application process. The motivational statement should be no longer than 800 words and demonstrate motivation, relevant previous experience, commitment and suitability in applying for this course.
- Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview and each applicant will be scored by an interview panel on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.
Recognition of Prior Learning
In accordance with UCC's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, a student who has successfully completed modules for Continuous Professional Development within the MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication programme, and/or has completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at similar NFQ level (subject to approval of the Programme Team), and who meets the entry requirements for the MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication, can apply to register for the MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years to a maximum of 20 credits. This will require a PAC application by the student for the MSc.
Fees and Costs
EU Fee É450.00
NON EU Fee É1025.00
Application Fee É35.00
How Do I Apply
This module will not be on offer in the academic year 2021/2022
- Download and complete the application form at the link below.
- Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
- Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal
- Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form: 03 03 21 CPD Form
CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre,
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