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Cochlear Implants in Practice

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Cochlear Implants in Practice
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BMT2612.CI
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BMT2612.CI (P120-0357) Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, optional course, medical/technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 150 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Strauß
Dr. Harald Seidler

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will be familair with the basics of pathophysiology, as well as the psychology and sociology of hearing impairment and the main strategies of communication with hearing impaired people. They will have an overview of the technical treatment options, especially surgical therapy with a cochlear implant (CI). They will understand how important the subsequent adjustment of the CI is, as well as the methods used to do this.

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Module content:
1. Pathophysiology of hearing (clinical aspects)
2. Psychology of hearing loss/deafness
3. Sociology of hearing impairment
4. Forms of communication
5. Treatment options for the hearing impaired
6. Surgical therapy for deafness
7. Adjusting the CI
8. Special forms of CI fitting and care
9. Professional requirements for the CI
10. Working with the hearing impaired
11. Follow-up care
12. If possible: a visit to watch a CI operation

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Teaching methods/Media:
Blackboard, digital projector, software

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Recommended or required reading:
M. Clark "Cochlear Implants" Springer, 2003
M. Clark "Introduction to Audiology", Allyn & Bacon, 2002

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