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Aston University, Birmingham

Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year)

UCAS Code: B61F

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Audiology

Specifically designed for students who have previously completed a Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at Aston, or a similar course at a recognised UK institution. You’ll gain direct entry into the final year of our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) course where you will learn a blend of healthcare sciences, audiology, clinical practice and applied research methods.

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.

During this final year course, you will study a series of taught modules, whilst continuing to be employed by your audiology employer. In addition to carrying out routine audiology practice, your employer MUST arrange your placement access to the specialist areas of vestibular sciences and paediatric audiology.

**Key course benefits:**

- Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) which is part of healthcare Education England (HEE) and by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS), Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health & Care Professions Council.

- 1st in the UK for graduate salaries three years after graduation in Allied Health courses (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data, 2020).

- Opportunity for those already working in audiology to expand their career options.

- 2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2021).

- Access specialist facilities and equipment including clinical skills laboratory and computerised patients.

Modules

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 workplace. Core modules: Advanced Auditory Intervention, Audiological Science, Clinical and Professional Practice, Specialist Audiological Assessment, and Research Project.

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Assessment methods

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. When on campus, 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 in your workplace. Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work, report writing, seminars and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

You must also have a formal arrangement in place between the service and the specialist service(s) (either Private or NHS Provision) and confirmation of this from the Head of Service and your Employer to state this.

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Optometry

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Audiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aural & oral sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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