Audiology Visit to Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Key Information

Information

Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10007183

Dates

Departure Date: 26/02/22

Return Date: 03/03/23

Costs

£400: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £150

Booking

Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)

Contact

General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: Joanna Lemanska - joanna.lemanska@dmu.ac.uk

Eligibility

Healthcare Science (Audiology) Level 5 and Level 6  and Fdsc Apprenticeship Level 5 students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. Priority will be given to Level 6 students.  There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

About

Trip description

The purpose of the trip to Poznań, Poland to visit Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) is to broaden participants understanding of developments, practices and research in Audiology globally.

The activities will include a visit to UAM’s Department of Acoustics for a tour including; a two-floor anechoic chamber and discussion of relevant research. Students will be able to see how free field research data is collected and why using the anechoic chamber is important. There will be discussions on the relevance this research has to clinical audiology and the opportunity for DMU and AMU students to learn more about different career pathways that they may want to pursue in future.

AMU and DMU students’ will collaborate in seminar and group work which will be a joint project concerning hear care resulting in a poster/presentation. Students will be able to decide the exact topic of the presentation/poster, plan and share responsibilities within the team. This will widen and develop team working skills and the ability to work in an international team. Additionally, both DMU and AMU students will learn more about similarities and differences of their BSc programmes.

Finally, visiting Poznań University of Medical Sciences, including cochlear implants and auditory rehabilitation clinics, will give students the opportunity to learn more about different aspects of hear care in Poland and to discuss similarities and differences. This experience will give students a better understanding of the different ways delivering hear care can impact patients.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Poland is £400. Students will be expected to pay £250, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.


Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Poznań are:

  • Gain a basic understanding of different aspects of research in audiology such as room acoustics and noise exposure including knowledge of how specific data is collected
  • Develop international teamwork skills such as communication, understanding a different approach to problem solving and appreciation of cultural differences
  • Compare and contrast the differences in hear care in Poland and UK

Before the trip an online meeting will be organised between DMU and AMU students so they can discuss the plans. After the trip another online meeting will be organised so students can discuss how and where they shared their presentation/poster and how this was received.


Cultural activities

There will be an opportunity to have a guided tour of the city including Old Market Square, Poznan Town Hall, Historical Museum of Poznan and Porta Posnania (Brama Poznania ICHOT). Students will have free time to explore the city to allow participants to learn more about Polish culture and history of Poznan. The Old Market Square was first laid out in 1253 and reconstructed and renovated after World War II.

The Town Hall is a historic city hall displaying mechanical fighting goats on the top of the building’s wall. Porta Posnania shows a history of Cathedral Island. Students will be able to see several amazing displays and take part in educational workshops. Finally, there will also be an opportunity to visit Malta Lake that is an artificial lake in Poznan with several outdoor activities.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Poland is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on the UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for the Poland.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.