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Healthcare Science (Audiology)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics and psychology). Other science based subjects will be considered.

45 credits at level 3, which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from science subjects. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M1,M1,M1

Three Merits (M1) in 3 Principal Subjects, one of which must be a science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: 5 A*-C (new grading 4-9), including Maths, English language and a science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5, one of which must be a science subject.

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

DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): distinction/distinction/distinction and must contain at least one-third science content at distinction. Health and Social Care qualifications have insufficient science content and will only be considered with an additional science A level – biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics or psychology. All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.

Scottish Higher

B,B

BB at Advanced Higher level and AABBB at Higher level OR B at Advanced Higher level and AAABB at Higher level. For applicants without Advanced Highers, we require AABBBB at Higher level. Each of these options requires 1 science, from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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54-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Audiology

Audiology is the science of hearing and balance and their associated disorders. It’s a varied and expanding discipline, involving aspects of biological sciences, psychology, physics and electronics, speech and language development and social science.

As an audiologist you will be involved in the diagnosis of and rehabilitation of patients, allowing you to develop relationships with your patients and see the benefits they get from your care.

**Why choose Leeds?**

- We’re the only audiology course in the UK that sits within a School of Medicine.

- Develop your communication skills with patients and carers through the School’s Patient Carer Community.

- On-campus audiology laboratories.

- Experience private sector practice placements with leading high street audiology service providers.

- Gain hands on experience in clinical placements at different hospitals supported by experienced audiologists.

- Undertake novel research with the opportunity to present at conferences and in professional journals.

- Taught by research active staff who are working at the cutting-edge of their discipline.

- Gain an international perspective on audiology through the IPAB conference.

- Become eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, RCCP and/or AHCS after completing our course.

Our accreddited course offers excellent clinical placements across our region providing you with opportunities to experience the varied work of a modern audiologist. Our combination of a strong academic grounding and hands on clinical experience means our course has a 94% satisfaction rate (Discover Uni, 2020) and an excellent employability record. In fact, 90% of our Audiology students go on to work and/or study within 15 months of the course (Discover Uni, 2020).

**Accreditation**
The course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS), approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Thus, on successful completion of this course, our graduates are eligible to apply for registration as audiologists with the AHCS and the RCCP and the HCPC as a Hearing Aid Dispenser.

**Visit our Audiology webpages for additional course information.**

Foundation year entry only available for international fee paying students.

Modules

In year 1 you will gain a broad understanding of the principles of neurophysiological healthcare science, with an introduction to the theory and practice of audiological assessment and rehabilitation. You’ll start to learn how to assess hearing function in the on-site clinical laboratories prior to using these skills on clinical placement. You’ll also learn about professional working and you will start to develop your independent and critical thinking skills.

In year 2 you will learn about a range of audiological disorders and assessment and rehabilitation techniques, preparing you for your longer clinical placement at the end of the academic year. In particular, you’ll focus on adult hearing impairment and the current technological and non-technological options to improve the quality of life for hearing impaired individuals. You’ll undertake long block clinical placement at the end of this year, where you’ll continue to develop your clinical audiology skills.

In year 3 you will explore more deeply a wide range of both routine and advanced hearing and balance disorders and the options available to treat and manage these conditions. You’ll also conduct a research project in a specific area of audiology. You’ll continue to develop your clinical skills both in the on-site clinical laboratories and whilst on clinical placement in both semesters of this year. Throughout the course, you’ll develop the skills necessary to become an audiologist, but you’ll also gain more general skills. These include critical thinking, problem solving, independent learning, scientific enquiry, professional working and reflective practice.

Assessment methods

We use a range of assessment methods to assess your clinical and professional skills. These include presentations, group assessments, unseen examinations, OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), along with essays, a final oral examination and the grading of clinical practice.

You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)

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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.

90%
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.

Healthcare science (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

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
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
3%
Health associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medical sciences

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

£25k

£25k

£32k

£32k

£34k

£34k

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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