Audiometry

Languages: English Duration:36 months
Local:$ 12.6k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:797

Description

The Bachelor of Audiometry aims to provide both academic knowledge and practical training which will equip students with the necessary skills and expertise to pursue a career in Audiometry. This degree is articulated with the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations at TAFE (Diploma in Audiometry) and is the only one of its kind in Australia at the undergraduate level. Candidates gain vocational training with TAFE and theoretical knowledge in relevant academic areas with UNE.

On completion of the course students will possess an understanding for the broader framework of developmental and physiological psychology, the roles they play in hearing, and appreciate theoretical principles underpinning audiometric assessment and rehabilitation techniques.

Career Opportunities

This degree is articulated with the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations (Diploma in Audiometry) at TAFE. Graduates will possess the academic knowledge and clinical skills required for a profession in audiometry and with further training for a profession in audiology.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 12550 Year (National)
  • EUR 12550 Year (International)
Start date February,June,October 2015 Credits 144
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Audiometry aims to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge which will equip students with the necessary skills and expertise to pursue a career in Audiology. The course aims to bridge a gap that currently exists in Australia between vocational training as an audiometrist and postgraduate training as an audiologist. Students will have the option to either focus on technical/biological complements to their Psychology major through Bioscience units or to focus on more conceptual/theoretical complements through Linguistics units.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • possess a deep understanding of the broader framework of lifespan development;
  • appreciate theoretical principles underpinning audiometric and psychological assessment and rehabilitation techniques;
  • possess the critical thinking, problem solving, analysis and research skills valued by employers in the audiology sector;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of evidence-based practice and research to the development of policies and interventions; and
  • demonstrate a stronger technical/biological focus through Bioscience units or a stronger conceptual/theoretical focus through Linguistics units.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Graduates will possess a body of knowledge relevant to their fields of study such as in psychology, bioscience and linguistics. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities and will be assessed throughout the degree by a range of different activities and assessments (e.g., lectures, practicums, essays, reports, online labs, exams).

    Communication Skills

    Communication skills will be taught and practised in lectures, tutorials, practicums and online activities. These skills will include oral, online and written communication skills that are appropriate for graduates to use within the professional workplace.

    Global Perspectives

    Information provided within each unit embeds current global knowledge within the relevant discipline (e.g., textbooks and lectures).

    Information Literacy

    Graduates will be taught how to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. Through assessment tasks, they will learn how to critically evaluate the sources, values, and validity of information, and to use information in critical and creative thinking.

    Life-Long Learning

    The development of intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills will be fostered in lectures, online material and other unit activities. Through completing these activities graduates will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write and discuss research findings in relation to social issues and contexts.

    Problem Solving

    Graduates will be able to examine social problems and solutions within different social contexts.

    Social Responsibility

    Graduates will be taught about their professional responsibilities as a researcher to provide balanced and accurate research and data findings and interpretations. Graduates will critically evaluate research findings and interpretations given a social context.

    Team Work

    Across a range of units graduates are required to work in groups and/or together in various activities (e.g., LMS discussion forums), both face-to-face and/or online and will learn the importance of participating in discussions in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    A candidate shall:

    (a) hold a Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE; or

    (b) hold a Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment from TAFE and concurrent enrolment in the Diploma of Hearing Device Prescriptions and Evaluations or Diploma in Audiometry from TAFE.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Practical, Clinical or Work Experience : Clinical training is provided in the Diploma course through TAFE; students may also need to include WORK300 in their program unless such practicum arrangements have been made.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.

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