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CT6107 Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness - CT6107 Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness

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  • Title

    CT6107 Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness

  • Code

    CT6107

  • Subject Title

    CT6107 Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    24hr(s) Lectures. (Seminars/Workshops/Problem-based learning tutorials.E-learning); Other (Self-directed Learning).

  • Fees

    EU Fee: É450.00. Non-EU Fee: É1,025.00. Application Fee also of É35.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    N/A

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    N/A

  • Venue

    School of Clinical Therapies/Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences 

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    Not running 2022/23

Outline

Module Objective: To address psychological models of tinnitus and how they can explain the burden of tinnitus. The different management protocols derived from such models will be discussed, with special emphasis on CBT-based therapies.

Module Content: Pathways of central tinnitus, the psychological effects of tinnitus and different models to explain them, including Hallam's habituation model, the neuro-physiological model and the cognitive behavioral model. The evidence-base of CBT-based therapies will be a focus.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Integrate and evaluate different theories related to the generation and establishment of tinnitus within the central auditory pathway.
  • Critically examine the burden of tinnitus on the individual and their families.
  • Explore and evaluate the main theories explaining the psychological effects of tinnitus.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive, social and educational challenges in tinnitus management and the evidence-base of different psychological protocols.
  • Critically evaluate the principles of CBT and mindfulness, and their application to tinnitus management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x Essay (50 marks); 1 x reflective e-journal or other e-formats such as podcast or blog (50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% Students must pass each of the components independently to pass this module. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

 

Practicalities

Face-to-face: Students will attend the University for a variety of activities including but not limited to: lectures/seminars/interactive workshops/collaborative groupwork. Students will also need to engage in independent study in their own time.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Whereby work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Whereby work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Requirements

As per MSc Hearing, Balance and Communication:

• Candidates will hold either an undergraduate honours degree (NFQI 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. 

Fees and Costs

EU 5 Credit Module fee É450.00 
Non-EU 5 Credit Module fee É1,025.00

There is also an application fee of É35.00.

How Do I Apply

Not running 2022/23

 

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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