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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 120 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 120 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

DDM

Must be in a Science subject

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

UCAS Tariff

120

A minimum of 120 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.

7%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Audiology

**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.**

Audiology is an exciting career with many avenues for employment and specialization. It involves both a strong scientific interest and aptitude with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral as well as written. Along with rigorous academic and clinical training, the Audiology team at De Montfort University provides exciting national and international extra-curricular experiences, available for students to apply for to help you stand out from the crowd.

Hearing is an incredibly complex area to study, diagnosing the medical conditions that reduces your hearing is a skill and relies on many tests which you will learn about and be able to conduct. Equally helping people with a hearing difficulty is challenging and will require significant skills from you to help them in their everyday life.

You will undertake compulsory work placements mostly in the NHS, working with a range of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, developing your clinical and professional skills. There are placements in large teaching hospitals as well as small general hospitals. **Placements are spread across the country and we try to ensure that you are placed where you will have the best chance of development.**

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

DMU is in the top 25 UK universities for graduate employability, with 96% of graduates in full-time employment or further education within six months of completing their course*. Our hugely successful graduates have gone onto work at world-leading companies such as Warner Bros, HSBC, Nike, KPMG, BBC, NHS, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Gucci, Abercrombie and Fitch, BMW, Levi’s, NASA, Disney, IBM and Adidas.
*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2013/14

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
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:

HLS Admissions

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.

85%
med
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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

91%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
D
300

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Health professionals
10%
Therapy professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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