Taught course

Audiology (Pre-Registration)

Institution
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGDipMSc

Entry requirements

First or Second Class Honours degree in a science or related subject (eg mathematics, physics, biological sciences, psychology, linguistics, speech language therapy).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides a fast-track route to an Audiology qualification for individuals who hold a degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (linguistics, psychology, physics, behavioural science, biomedical science, speech and language therapy or some combination of these).

Audiologists work with patients to identify and assess hearing and/or balance disorders, recommending and providing appropriate rehabilitation and management. An audiologist will assist in the promotion of normal communication as well as the prevention, identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the following: hearing and/or balance disorders that arise in the peripheral and/or central auditory and/ or vestibular systems; functional hearing disorders; and central auditory processing disorders.

An audiologist should also be able to identify developmental or acquired disorders of speech, language and language processing caused by a hearing loss and make referrals to an appropriate professional.

The course is organised in three broad strands. You will study supporting subjects such as linguistics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, neurology and research methods, you will learn gain Theoretical audiology knowledge relating to hearing and balance, and you will carry out an element of professional practice - placement-based and university- based learning of practical clinical skills, clinical decision-making, reflection and professional issues. Knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the theoretical modules are integrated and applied to clinical practice throughout the course.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
£15,990

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding
http://www.qmu.ac.uk/international/fees_funding.htm

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
24 months

MSc

full time
30 months

Course contact details

Name
Christine dePlacido
Email
cdeplacido@qmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 474 0000
Fax
+44 (0) 131 474 0001