This course provides a fast-track route to an audiology qualification for individuals who hold a degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (linguistics, psychology, physics, behavioural science, biomedical science, speech and language therapy or some combination of these).
- Type: On campus
- Start: September
- Language: English
- Duration: 30 months
- Fee national: $22,360
- Fee international: $41,706
This course includes 34 weeks of structured placements throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. It draws on scientific principles to inform clinical practice. Practical skills are taught on campus and students have access to a wide range of equipment.
The course is taught using a variety of interactive learning methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, laboratories, group work, role-play and interactive computer sessions. The development of interpersonal skills and professional skills and attitudes is also a major focus of the learning and teaching programme. Learning activities are guided using web-based programmes. A variety of assessments are used for example essays, individual presentations, electronic portfolios, group discussions, case studies, practical skills as well as a final dissertation.
Graduates may work within the National Health Service and private sector. A further assessment is required in order to work as a registered Hearing Aid Dispenser. There are also career opportunities for research in universities and research institutes.
First or second class honours degree in a science or related subject (eg mathematics, physics, biological sciences, psychology, linguistics, speech language therapy). Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at IELTS 6.5 overall with no element below 6.5 for reading and writing and 6.0 for speaking and listening. A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.
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