Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

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Course summary

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Our three year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course with integrated placements throughout, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands on experience required to start an exciting and rewarding career as an audiologist. Once qualified, you’ll have the opportunity to work to positively impact people’s lives, from education to the workplace, helping them make the most of their family and social lives. Healthcare scientists in audiology work in hospitals and health clinics, assessing people’s hearing and balance, and managing conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. They deal with people from all walks of life and all ages, from new-born babies to elderly people and work in multidisciplinary teams liaising with medical, education, and research professionals to provide the best care for patients. Enjoying interaction with people and having excellent communication skills are essential. You will study healthcare science, audiology, clinical practice and research methods. In addition, you’ll get to put your knowledge and skills into practice by completing work-based learning in a variety of integrated clinical placements. You will develop crucial skills completing clinical role play sessions, you’ll learn and practice these newly acquired skills in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory, which is equipped with the latest clinical equipment. In addition you will gain hands-on experience by encountering real patients throughout the course during your integrated clinical placements and at our on-campus audiology clinics. We place a strong focus on preparing you for your future career, which is why we provide you with lots of opportunities such as our annual inspirational careers event where you will get to mix with audiology students from all over the UK and network with professionals from a wide variety of audiology backgrounds. As part of the NHS Practitioner Training Programme in Neurosensory Sciences, our audiology course will provide you with the skills and qualifications required to work in the NHS as a healthcare scientistor audiologist, or as a hearing aid dispenser in the commercial sector.Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research, or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems, and some undertake postgraduate courses. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science, Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • 5th in the UK for graduate prospects (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).
  • 1st in the UK for graduate salaries three years after graduation in Allied Health courses (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data, 2020).
  • 2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2021).
  • Access specialist facilities and equipment including clinical skills laboratory and computerised patients.
  • Integrated placements throughout the course.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to a range of basic sciences related to healthcare, clinical procedures such as hearing tests, the skills needed to work with and manage patients and complete your first clinical placements.Core modules: Introductory Sciences I, Introductory Sciences II, Introductory Sciences III, Introductory Sciences IV, Clinical and Professional Practice, and Applied Physics and Measurement. Year 2 Learn more about hearing science and clinical audiology including hearing assessment and management of hearing loss, be introduced to speech and development, and develop your clinical skills further with more time in clinical placements. Core modules: Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation, Auditory Intervention, Auditory Sciences, Audiological Assessment, Child Development, Clinical and Professional Practice, and Research Methods. Final year Study specialist clinical areas of audiology like balance assessment, research a chosen area of audiology in your dissertation, and prepare for your future career by putting your theoretical learning and clinical skills into practice in your final year placement. Core modules: Advanced Auditory Intervention, Audiological Science, Clinical and Professional Practice, Specialist Audiological Assessment, and Research Project. For more information, please visit our website.

Assessment method

As an audiology student at Aston University, you’ll be studying under our experienced audiology teaching and support team, who come from a variety of NHS, independent sector, and research backgrounds. You’ll encounter a wide range of teaching approaches, from lectures and seminars to group work and problem-based learning. As you’d expect from a hands-on course like ours, you’ll be spending time in our impressive facilities learning and developing your clinical skills, which you’ll then get the opportunity to put into practice when on supervised clinical placements. Each year of study is worth 120 credits, with each credit equivalent to 10 learning hours. The learning hours may include but are not limited to lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, other independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback, field trips and work placements. Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work,report writing, seminars and presentations.

Professional bodies

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

  • The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
B611
Institution code:
A80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Admissions Review Process All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy. Personal Statement: If you have a personal statement referring to another course, you will be required to email an Audiology related version. Applicant Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19300 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2021 entry. 2022 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS