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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology)

Programme code:BS-HSAUD-16UCAS code:B61A
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ruth Brooke Contact address:r.e.brooke@leeds.ac.uk

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Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have the following:

At least 5 subjects at GCSE Grade C (or above) with grade B in English Language, Mathematics and a science subject

PLUS EITHER
1) 3 subjects at A level excluding General Studies (typical offer ABB), one or more subjects should be a science (for example, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Maths or Psychology)

OR

2) BTEC Extended Diploma in Science passed with Distinction/Distinction/Distinction –applications will be considered on an individual basis

OR
3) Access to Higher Education Course in Science (kite-marked) with a minimum of 45 level 3 credits at distinction and 15 at merit. This must contain at least 1/3 science content.

4) Other qualifications commensurate with the above


English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:
GCSE English Language grade B or above
IELTS: 7.0 overall with not less than 6.5 in every skill
TOEFL: 600 (paper based) with not less than 5.0 in “test of written English”
TOEFL iBT: 100 with minimum scores of 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in writing
The candidate must show on application (personal statement) or during the selection process, the following:
- Two satisfactory references (one academic)
- A desire to work in the field of audiology

Students will be invited to selection day events, which will include multiple mini-interviews, or online interviews for overseas students,and following which formal offers will be made.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine - LICAMM

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Classified Undergraduate Examinations Board (CUEB)

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

There are no current and relevant QAA benchmark statements for this Healthcare Science programme

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

National School of Healthcare Science, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists.

Programme specification:

The programme is the only Healthcare Science (Audiology) programme to sit within a School of Medicine. The School of Medicine at the University of Leeds comprises world class researchers and highly experienced clinical and academic staff. Students benefit from being taught by a range of clinical and academic professionals within the School and will learn alongside students from other professions within the School including medicine, radiography and cardiac physiology.

The School comprises a well-established, highly innovative Service User and Carer group. Students on the programme benefit from interactions with members of this group starting at the point of admissions; members contribute to the admissions process via involvement in the Multiple Mini Interviews which are an innovative approach with regards to undergraduate audiology programmes in the UK.

Students develop their clinical skills via both practical sessions which take place in our state-of-the-art on-campus audiology laboratories, and clinical placements within departments across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Students spend a considerable amount of time in clinical placement starting in their first year and increasing in time in their second and third years. Students attend block placements in vision and neurophysiology departments in year 1 in addition to audiology clinical placements throughout the programme. All of our students are trained in departments by highly experienced Clinical Educators, all of whom are required to obtain a clinical training qualification from the University.

In addition to developing knowledge and clinical competence in routine theoretical and clinical audiology, students also have opportunities to study specialist areas of interest within year 3 (Independent Study module and Research Project). The Year 3 student project/research dissertation provides an opportunity for students to identify their own area of interest and further develop this by undertaking a systematic review of the literature, an audit of practice or empirical research. Students are encouraged to present their findings at national conferences and submit their projects of publication in peer reviewed journal where appropriate.

Thus, the programme will:

1. Provide students with an excellent and varied learning experience, prepared and delivered in an inspiring way.

2. Provide students with the knowledge, competencies and communication skills, necessary to deliver first class audiological services.

3. Enable students to become successful and reflective, evidence based practitioners, with the ability to develop independently and within a team.

4. Inspire students to make positive choices, personally, professionally and for the improvement of health care.

5. Provide students with a wide range of subject specific and transferable skills, which will allow entry into healthcare, research and non-subject specific professions.

6. Enable students, through the acquisition of key skills, to continue with their learning and career development following completion of their studies.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS1117 Introduction to Professional Issues for Healthcare Science
ARCS1120 Biological Basis for Healthcare Science 1
ARCS1115 Biological Basis for Healthcare Science 2
ARCS1103 Neurosensory Anatomy and Physiology
ARCS1104 Neurosensory Theory and Practice
ARCS1105 Neurosensory Physics and Measurement

ARCS1103Neurosensory Anatomy and Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
ARCS1105Neurosensory Physics and Measurement20 creditsSemester 2
ARCS1115Biological Basis of Healthcare 215 creditsSemester 2
ARCS1117Introduction to Professional Issues for Healthcare Scientists30 creditsSemester 1
ARCS1120Biological Basis of Healthcare 115 creditsSemester 1
ARCS1141Basic Audiological Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

There are no optional modules at this level


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS2210 Research Methods and Evaluations
ARCS2194 Measurement and Instrumentation
ARCS2195 Acoustics, Psychoacoustics and Auditory Perception
ARCS2196 Audiological Assessment and Disorder
ARCS2197 Audiological Rehabilitation
ARCS2198 Audiological Theory and Practice


ARCS2194Measurement and Instrumentation20 creditsSemester 1
ARCS2195Acoustics, Psychoacoustics and Auditory Perception20 creditsSemester 1
ARCS2196Audiological Assessment and Disorder20 creditsSemester 2
ARCS2197Audiological Rehabilitation20 creditsSemester 2
ARCS2198Audiological Theory and Practice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS2210Research Methods and Evaluation10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

There are no optional modules at this level


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS 3270 Preparation for Practice
ARCS 3077 Research Project
ARCS 3278 Advanced Audiology A
ARCS 3279 Advanced Audiology B
ARCS 3263 Audiological Practice






ARCS3077Research Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS3263Audiological Practice40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS3270Preparation for Practice10 creditsSemester 1
ARCS3278Advanced Audiology A20 creditsSemester 1
ARCS3279Advanced Audiology B20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

There are no optional modules at this level

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