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BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2022
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Advice to applicants
Previous guidance regarding mandatory vaccination for Covid for courses with a clinical or healthcare placement has been paused, in line with government advice. However both NHS England and NHS Improvement view getting vaccinated for healthcare staff and students as a professional duty. We therefore continue to highly recommend all students on this course to take up their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they are eligible.
How your application is considered
Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form.
Applicants whose personal statement is specific to another discipline
Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we will not consider those applicants who choose Healthcare Science (Audiology) as a second option and whose personal statement is geared towards a different discipline.
Returning to education
If you are returning to education, you should have completed some assessed study at level 3 in the five years prior to the start of the course.
Individual consideration is given to recent academic qualifications or other relevant experience. Preference will be given if you have experience of health-related areas, especially those in which there is some anatomy, physiology and/or psychology.
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
This course is primarily aimed at training audiology practitioners to meet the requirements of the NHS and independent sector in the UK. We rely heavily on placement capacity within these areas and, as a result, the course is not currently open to non-EU applicants.
Fitness to practise / health requirements
We are mindful of the health of both our students and of the public, with whom healthcare students come into contact on placement. Consequently, if your application is successful, we will require you to comply with a confidential health screening as advised by the Department of Health.
Health screening will be undertaken by the Student Occupational Health Service who will advise on any follow-up vaccination or other intervention that may be indicated.
Health questionnaire and screening
Please note that audiology clinical work and study requires all applicants to complete a pre-acceptance health questionnaire which is returned to the University's Occupational Health Service having been checked and countersigned by your GP. All such forms are screened to decide whether, on the basis of the information provided, the student would be able to fulfil the core competencies of their chosen programme of study, as defined by the British Academy of Audiology.
To ensure safe audiology practice the following will need to be considered:
- Upper limb function
- Literacy and numeracy
- Skin function
- Interruption of consciousness
- Concentration, awareness, memory and ability to learn and understand
See the HCPC guide for more information.
Disclosure and Barring Service check
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.