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De Montfort University

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

UCAS Code: B61A

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

Entry requirements


A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

At least 15 Science credits must be at Distinction. We will accept other credit combinations providing a tariff score of 128 is achieved.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths, Science and English

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

DDM

Must be in a Science subject

128 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a Science Subject at grade B

UCAS Tariff

128

A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Audiology

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.

Key features

- This course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, meaning graduates are eligible to work as an audiologist in the NHS and across the private sector as a hearing aid dispenser.

- 100% of our Healthcare Science (Audiology) graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).*

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

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

- Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has seen Audiology students consider the health risks of biological hazards in New York, teach science classes in Bermuda and help refugees in Berlin.

- 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.

- Integrated work placements over all three years of your degree will enable you to put theory into practice and build the skills that graduate employers are looking for.

Modules

This course is currently pending revalidation in order to maintain the level of excellence offered, and therefore the course structure is liable to change. The De Montfort University web page will be updated with any updates to the entry criteria, structure and assessment if any changes are confirmed.

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

Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2
Auditory Science 1
Adult Aural Rehabilitation
Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation
Research Methods
Clinical Practice Yr2

Third Year

Professional Healthcare Science Practice 3
Auditory Science 2
Balance Science
Paediatric Audiology
Final Year Project
Clinical Practice Yr3

Assessment methods

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
Problem based learning
Assessment Methods includes:

Written exams
Coursework (essays, posters, wikis)
Presentations
Dissertation
Practical and clinically-based assessment activities
Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week varies from year to year. However, typically you will have up to 21 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week

Medium group teaching: approx. 10 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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.

83%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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
100%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Health professionals
41%
Therapy professionals
4%
Health associate 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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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