BSc Audiological ScienceAston University
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- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Anatomy and Physiology
Skills and Training
. Students are on campus at Aston for the first and second year. They will return to their home country in the final year and undertake a placement in a healthcare setting.
Clinical & Professional Practice: The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the workplace and enable them to apply and contextualise the knowledge and skills they have gained in other Year 1 modules across each healthcare science theme. Students will be expected to perform some routine skills and develop and build their professional practice in accordance with Good Scientific Practice.Introductory Sciences I: The overall aim of this module is to ensure the underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and microbiology to provide the foundations for study.
Introductory Sciences II: This module aims to provide a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology within the Neurosensory Sciences of vision and the neural system.
Introductory Sciences III: This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and the function of the auditory/vestibular system. It will deliver knowledge surrounding the clinical and practical aspects of ear diseases (Central, Peripheral and Vestibular disorders), the potential causes and their management.Introductory Sciences IV: The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the student has the underpinning knowledge of psychosocial dimensions of health to provide the foundations for study in any of the three divisions of healthcare science.
Applied Physics & Measurement: This module will provide students with a background of the concept of instrumentation used in neurosensory sciences together with an appreciation of the physical and mathematical principles that underpin these concepts and measurements.
Clinical & Professional Practice II: The aim of this module is to ensure that the student develops their skills with respect to patient centred care and performs a range of procedures as part of the diagnostic assessment of adults. During this module students will apply their learning from the modules and professional practice.
Auditory Sciences: This module provides an introduction to the perception of sounds, including speech. A key aim is to give students a theoretical understanding of psycho-acoustics, speech production and and perception, in normal and abnormal hearing.
Adult Auditory & Vestibular Assessment: This module aims to provide students with a theoretical understanding of audiological test procedures and related clinical issues in the hearing assessment of adults. It also provides an introduction to the British Society of Audiology’s recommended procedures for key audiological investigations.
Child Development: This module provides an understanding of early auditory and speech system development and how these relate to each another. It also gives an understanding of different developmental stages and how they may be assessed both physically and cognitively.
Research Methods: The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the student has the underpinning knowledge of the importance of research, development and innovation across the NHS and in Healthcare Science and in particular it provides the underpinning knowledge required for successful completion of the practice-based project.
Applied Physiological Measurement & Instrumentation: This module builds upon the Year 1 ‘Applied Physics and Measurement’ module. The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the student understands the principles of physiological and psychophysical measurements within the Neurosensory Sciences The module also investigates the principles and applications of a wide range of physiological techniques, and the application of digital signal collection, storage and analysis.
Clinical & Professional Practice III: To complete clinical practice training in order to be a competent in routine aspects of audiology at pre-registration level.
Audiological Science II: The aim of this module is to provide the student with the underpinning knowledge necessary to understand central auditory and multisensory processing mechanisms and their effects on brain variability and brain plasticity.It will also introduce the student to the range of specialist populations that may have difficulties due to disorders in either the central or peripheral neurological systems.
Introduction to Specialist Audiological Assessment: This module provides a theoretical understanding of vestibular function, vestibular assessment and the management of vestibular conditions. It will also provide knowledge surrounding paediatric hearing screening, assessment procedures, case management and complex problems associated with hearing loss.
Advanced Auditory Intervention in Hearing Loss: This module provides students with a thorough knowledge about the role of implantable auditory prostheses in the rehabilitation of hearing impaired individuals. The level of attainment should allow the student to have sufficient understanding of these prostheses and their outcomes to be able to offer relevant information and referral advice to adult patients or families of hearing impaired children.
Practice-Based Project:The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the student undertakes a project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience gained in the Research Methods module in Year 2.