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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Audiology
 
COURSE CODE PMSCADLPET4

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M.Sc.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time Evening

90

Helen Grech

COURSE OVERVIEW
The programme of studies aims to provide candidates with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in the Audiology field, that addresses current literature and evidence based practice. The course includes a substantial element of clinical practicum. This programme of studies will lead the awardees to a qualification analogous to that in other European teaching establishments and to eligibility to practise as an audiologist (diagnostician in Audiology).
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES The overall intended learning outcomes are to integrate knowledge with the practical applications of theory that leads to effective and efficient evidence-based professional practice. Candidates are expected to achieve clinical competence in Diagnostic Audiology.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY There is a crucial need within the Department of Health, Malta, for audiological support related to the assessment and diagnosis of hearing impairment and related disorders. Over recent years, this need has become more discerning due to increasing awareness and push for early identification of hearing impairment and consequent rehabilitation.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The programme is expected to attract graduates with a relevant degree who would like to pursue a career in Clinical Audiology.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed suitable by the Board or

(b) a degree from this or another university which the Board considers as comparable to the degree indicated in paragraph (a).

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of being in possession of the licence to practice in the register of the profession concerned, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of work experience following registration with the relevant regulatory council in the proposed area of study or area of specialisation, if applicable. The minimum number of years of experience required shall be indicated at the time of the call for applications.

The maximum number of applicants that can be admitted into the course is 10 students.

When the number of places is so limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants shall be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and class,
(b) experience in the area of the proposed study, and
(c) performance during an interview, if deemed necessary.

Interviews, if necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed for the purpose.

For the purpose of selection, applicants who fully satisfy the entry requirements by 31st August preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered first.

Prior to registering for the Course, eligible applicants may be required to undergo a medical fitness test as directed by the Board, so as to ascertain that they are fit to undertake work related to clinical placements.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 21 July 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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