Healthcare Science (Audiology) is a full-time degree. The academic year is 45 weeks in duration. The course starts in September, before the usual University term times.
Also, students have different leave entitlements.
The Audiology degree comprises academic study at the University and hands-on clinical placements at hospitals across Wales, organised by the College.
Over the three years, total direct contact time at University will be approximately 850 hours. This will include lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, laboratory and clinical simulation work.
Students will attend 64 weeks of placement before graduating. While on placement the student is expected to work 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a half-day to study each week. This totals about 2,200 hours.
The College has the support of many healthcare providers and is able to offer a wide range of clinical experiences to students across a wide geographical area.
Students will be expected to travel to different clinical environments and live in nearby accommodation. Consideration is given to the residential and travel requirements of students when allocating placements.
International students’ placements will be based in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board in Swansea.
Assessment: Within the College there are a number of tools used for assessment; these can range from unseen written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work.