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Aston University, Birmingham

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

UCAS Code: B611

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB in three A levels subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics. Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. Resits: We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Subjects Accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Total five GCSEs required as follows: B/5 Mathematics C/4 English plus three GCSEs at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points overall and must include grades 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 5 in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in one A-Level science subject from: Biology or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in one A-Level science subject from: Biology or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

To include Biology or Physics at higher level.

UCAS Tariff

128-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Audiology

Healthcare science

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.

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.

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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. 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. 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
International
£19,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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

Healthcare science (non-specific)

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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

Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£17,440
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
0%
Health associate professionals
0%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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

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