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Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: B611

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per year

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A level : ABB

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 on

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    131 62%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.56 71%

    20th

    1

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