Humanities & Social Science,
CourseFoundation Degree (FdSc) in Hearing Aid Audiology
Full-time | 16 months for March intake
The Foundation Degree is a vocational programme designed to meet the needs of your employer, other audiology professionals and people who experience hearing loss.
The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Hearing Aid Audiology enables the student to safely and effectively learn audiological theory and practical interventions that are evidence-based and responsive to the needs of diverse hearing impaired communities. You will also to be sensitive to the needs of service users and carers, working in partnership to empower and enable them.
The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach with interactive and web-based lectures and seminars alongside teaching based at the university.
Provides eligibility for registration by the Health and Care Professions Council and produces graduates who meet the published national Standards for Hearing Aid Dispensers in the independent sector and for Associate Practitioners in Audiology within the NHS
Produces graduates who can bring qualities of critical judgement and reasoning to their chosen occupationand who are capable of applying both academic and clinical audiological knowledge
Provides students with an intellectually rigorous and up-to-date education
in defined areas within audiology that will help to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals
Volunteering opportunities locally, nationally and internationally available through our career enhancing DMU Global and Square Mile programmes
Offers a range of practical opportunities to develop your skills which recently saw our students provide hearing tests at the Special Olympics
Facilities benefiting from the latest equipment providing a dedicated setting and relevant workplace experience, including ‘virtual patient’ software