De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

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Course summary

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Audiology is a rapidly expanding field, requiring practitioners to apply their specialist knowledge to assess, manage and rehabilitate people of all ages with hearing and balance problems and associated disorders. Qualified professionals can expect to find work in a variety of settings – such as hospitals, private practices, research groups and the education sector – often working in multi-disciplinary teams and liaising with teachers, psychologists and other healthcare staff. Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course. At DMU, you’ll study a range of topics including professional healthcare science, neurosensory physiology and pathophysiology, medical sciences and paediatric audiology. Key features

  • This course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, meaning graduates are eligible to work as an audiologist in the NHS and across the private sector as a hearing aid dispenser.
  • 100% of our Healthcare Science (Audiology) graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).*
  • Career opportunities are varied and include roles within the NHS, the private sector and with hearing aid and audiology manufacturers at home and abroad.
  • You will study a range of topics including neurosensory physiology and pathophysiology, clinical measurement and treatment and work-based learning and paediatric audiology.
  • Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has seen Audiology students consider the health risks of biological hazards in New York, teach science classes in Bermuda and help refugees in Berlin.
  • Our teaching is delivered by expert academics and practitioners who also enable students to participate in activities such as performing hearing screening to athletes at the Special Olympics.
  • Integrated work placements over all three years of your degree will enable you to put theory into practice and build the skills that graduate employers are looking for.

Course details

Modules

This course is currently pending revalidation in order to maintain the level of excellence offered, and therefore the course structure is liable to change. The De Montfort University web page will be updated with any updates to the entry criteria, structure and assessment if any changes are confirmed. First Year Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1 Medical Sciences Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science Physics for Clinical Measurement Neurosensory Physiology and Pathophysiology Clinical Measurement and Treatment and Work-based Learning Second Year Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2 Auditory Science 1 Adult Aural Rehabilitation Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation Research Methods Clinical Practice Yr2 Third Year Professional Healthcare Science Practice 3 Auditory Science 2 Balance Science Paediatric Audiology Final Year Project Clinical Practice Yr3

Assessment method

Teaching sessions include: Formal and interactive lectures Staff and student seminars Tutorial discussions Practical and clinical based workshops Inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions Problem based learning Assessment Methods includes: Written exams Coursework (essays, posters, wikis) Presentations Dissertation Practical and clinically-based assessment activities Teaching contact hours Contact hours in a typical week varies from year to year. However, typically you will have up to 21 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as: Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week Medium group teaching: approx. 10 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB61A
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.
A level A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Must be in a Science subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits At least 15 Science credits must be at Distinction. We will accept other credit combinations providing a tariff score of 128 is achieved.
Scottish Higher 128 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a Science Subject at grade B
GCSE/National 4/National 5 At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths, Science and English

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Healthcare Science (Audiology) at De Montfort University - UCAS