Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Leicester
English
Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)

About this program

Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)

This course develops you as an independent clinician and your ability to assess and rehabilitate people with hearing and balance conditions.

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.

This course is only available for UK/EU students

Admission requirements

  • A minimum of 128 points from at least two A-levels with a science subject at grade B or above (Psychology, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths / Further Maths), or
  • BTEC National Diploma in Science at DDM, or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Science at DDM, or
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ with six higher level points in a science subject, or

  • Access to Science -overall 120 UCAS tariff with pass 45 level 3 credits at Distinction. English and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course. At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English.

Personal statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent (with no component below 6.5) when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

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

  • Auditory Science 1
  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2
  • Adult Aural Rehabilitation
  • Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice Year 2

Third Year

  • Clinical Practice Year 3
  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 3
  • Auditory Science 2
  • Paediatric Audiology
  • Balance Science
  • Final Year Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

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.

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

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Tuition

UK students: £9,250 per year.

Qualification

You will study a range of topics including neurosensory physiology and pathophysiology, clinical measurement and treatment and work-based learning and paediatric audiology.

Career paths

Career opportunities are varied and include roles within the NHS, the private sector and with hearing aid and audiology manufacturers at home and abroad.

Graduate careers

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of roles for the NHS and private providers such as Specsavers, while a significant number of our graduates also manage or are partners of their own branches.

Opportunities are available outside the clinical arena and some of our graduates have been employed with hearing aid and audiology equipment manufacturers.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44(0)116 2 50 60 70
www.dmu.ac.uk

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