This innovative programme will provide you with the skills you need to qualify as a hearing aid audiologist. As part of this programme you will understand how to run a safe and successful practice and make a difference to people’s lives. Through exclusive work placements you will have access to a range of real-life situations in both clinical and community environments as well as access to simulation suites. This embedded work-based programme will provide a challenging balance between the development of core skills and professional practice required by Hearing Aid Audiologists who have knowledge in basic sciences, medical aspects of audiology, audiological techniques, hearing advice and rehabilitation. Audiology is an exciting career with many avenues for employment and specialisation. It involves both a strong scientific interest and aptitude with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral as well as written. Hearing aid dispensers independently test people’s hearing, advise on hearing care and where necessary, supplies and fit hearing aids and other communication devices. Hearing aid dispensers can work in a variety of settings including the NHS, private practice and retail and in employed or self-employed positions. Successful completion of the FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Hearing Aid Dispenser.
Year One Modules: Introduction to Hearing Aid Audiology - 10 credits Auditory Sciences - 10 credits Introduction to Auditory Sciences - 20 credits Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology 1 - 40 credits Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Audio-Vestibular System - 20 credits Audiological Assessment 1 - 20 credits Year Two Modules: Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology 2 - 40 Credits Audiological Assessment 2 - 20 Credits Communication and Rehabilitation - 20 Credits Specialist Practice and Professional Issues - 20 Credits Hearing Aid Technology and Assistive Listening Devices - 20 Credits
Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress. The balance of assessment by examination/test, coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 40% coursework 30% exams/test 30% Practical Year 2 - 40% coursework 20% exams/test 40% Practical
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
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This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Year 1
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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