Hearing Sciences (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Distance learning undergraduate (1 year, 2 years)

Distance learning

September 2016

Course duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Overview

Convert your foundation degree qualification (or equivalent) to a full BSc (Hons) in Hearing Sciences, with our one-year British Society in Hearing Aid Audiology-accredited course.

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Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We’ll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to improve your career prospects. As a distance learning student, you’ll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.

After graduating from our BSc (Hons) Hearing Sciences you might choose to apply for a postgraduate research award. Our academic staff have a wealth of research experience across a wide range of areas related to hearing science, as well as disability research in general. They have a history of publication in high-impact journals and have attracted grants from research councils, charitable trusts and industry. As a university, we have firm links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and international collaborations in countries including Sweden, Finland, India, Portugal, Iran and China.

Modules & assessment

  • Tinnitus Assessment and Management
    This module provides an understanding of the consequences, assessment and management of tinnitus. The module will also emphasize evidence-based practice in tinnitus management.
  • Managing People with Specialist Needs
    This module provides an understanding of assessment and management of adults with complex and specialist needs. These specialist needs can arise due to the complex nature of hearing disorder and/or comorbid conditions that are common in the elderly. These skills are particularly important to independent practitioners in audiology to be able to support the needs of the clinical audiology pathway in the current and future service commissioning.
  • Implantable Hearing Devices
    Amplification devices continue to benefit people with hearing loss, although they have some limitations. However, in the recent years implantable devices have become the management option of choice for many people with hearing disorders. These include: cochlear implants; auditory brainstem implants; bone anchored hearing aids; and implantable middle ear devices. This module provides an overview of these devices, in terms of its technology, candidacy, day-to-day maintenance, advantages and limitations.
  • Hearing in Children
    This module focuses on discussing the range of hearing disorders common in children and young adults. The specific topics include: development milestones, hearing disorders, assessment and management of hearing disorders and also understanding the role of other stakeholders and multidisciplinary team. The module is aimed at providing wider understanding of the subject matter rather than detailed information in any specific area. It also provides some knowledge about transition of services from children to adults.
  • Advances in Adult Audiology
    Hearing healthcare as a profession is developing rapidly with significant advancements in the diagnosis and management of people with hearing loss. This module focuses on providing an overview of both diagnostic and rehabilitative measures involved in managing adults with hearing loss with the aim to provide up to date knowledge reinforcing the evidence based practice.
  • Undergraduate Major Project
    You’ll create in a substantial piece of individual research and/or product development work, focused on a topic of your choice. You could chose your topic from a variety of sources including research groups, previous/current work experience, your current employer, a suggestion from your tutor or a topic you’re specifically interested in. You’ll identify problems and issues, conduct literature reviews, evaluate information, investigate and adopt suitable development methodologies, determine solutions, develop hardware, software and/or media artefacts as appropriate, process data, critically appraise and present your finding using a variety of media. Regular meetings with your project supervisor will ensure your project is closely monitored and steered in the right direction.

Assessment

Your progress will be monitored through regular online interaction, including discussion boards, blogs and assignments. You'll complete and submit an assignment at the end of the first semester, in January. Meanwhile, your Undergraduate Major Project is submitted by the end of the second semester, in May. There are no exams.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Distance Learning, 2016/17

£6,500

Entry requirements

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The minimum requirements for admission to this top-up award are one of the following:

  • foundation degree or HND in Hearing Aid Audiology (or equivalent)
  • Dip HE Audiology and/or Hearing Aid Audiology (or equivalent)
  • 240 university credits (at level 4 and 5) with core audiology subjects achieved via any other means.

Experience may also be assessed to meet the entry requirements.

International applicants with the equivalency for the above qualifications can be considered. However, you should meet the minimum English language requirements (6.0 score in IELTS or equivalent).

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