This programme aims to provide the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of the science of audiology. It contains two short clinical placements in NHS audiology departments in the North West of England.
The programme prepares students for a career as an Audiologist or Clinical Scientist in the NHS, other health care services or research environments.
Additional course information Reading list
The following books have been suggested by staff members for pre-course/core reading.
Introductory/ background reading:
* Tate-Maltby, M. and Knight, P. (2000), Audiology: An Introduction for Teachers and Other Professionals, David Fulton, ISBN 1853466654 (very basic introductory text primarily paediatric; useful for those with little or no prior knowledge)
* Taylor, G and Bishop, J. (1991), Being Deaf: The Experience of Deafness, Pinter Publishers, ISBN 0861871766
Some core text books:
* Dillon, H. (2001), Hearing Aids, New York: Thieme, ISBN 1588900525 (core text book on hearing aids)
* Jacobson, G.P. (1997), Handbook of Balance Function Testing, Singular Publishing, ISBN 1565939077 (core text book on balance testing)
* Katz, J. (2001), Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 5th Edition, Williams & Williams, ISBN 0683307657 (USA; classic, comprehensive and v. large; latest edition)
* McCormick, B. (2003), Paediatric audiology: 0-5 years, 3rd Edition, Whurr Publishers Ltd, ISBN 1861562179 (core text book on paediatric audiology)
* Moore, B. C. J. (1998), Cochlear hearing loss, Whurr Publishers Ltd, ISBN 1861560915 (UK; leading text on psychoacoustics of cochlear hearing loss)
Course units include:
* Auditory Assessment and Management
* Vestibular Assessment and Management
* Auditory Science
* Sensory Aids
* Foundations of Paediatric Audiology
* Practical, Clinical and Professional Studies
* Acoustics and Calibration
* Research Methods
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