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Hearing Aid Audiology

University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

UCAS Code: 2AUD | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

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.

Modules

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

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

Tuition fees

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England
£8,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

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Course location:

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Department:

Therapies

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