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DipHE Hearing Aid Audiology A hearing aid audiologist is a health service professional who works with hearing loss, its identification, the prescription and fitting of hearing aids and the rehabilitation and aftercare associated with hearing aid use. This course will equip you with all the skills that you require to practise as a hearing aid audiologist in the NHS and a hearing aid dispenser in the private sector. You will study a range of modules each year related to hearing aid audiology. Some of these modules will be delivered on campus to provide you with practical experience in various aspects of audiological assessment and management. To support your learning in the workplace you will have access to a virtual learning environment where you will complete the rest of your modules. Year One will focus on the basic sciences as well as the clinical procedures involved in hearing aid audiology and the skills needed to work with patients/ clients. You will then have an opportunity to practise these skills in your work place. Year Two will focus on expanding the skills developed in the first year. You will also be introduced to topics such as aural rehabilitation while developing your knowledge about hearing aids further. This will support the development of related clinical competencies as you work with patients/clients in the work place. This course, the only one of its type in Scotland, will equip you with all the skills that you require to practise as a hearing aid audiologist in the NHS and a hearing aid dispenser in the private sector. Structure Year One modules This is a two year full-time course. You will complete a range of modules, as outlined, each year. Introduction to Hearing Aid Audiology/ Communication in Clinical Practice/ Auditory Assessment 1/ Auditory Assessment 2/ Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Audio-Vestibulor System/ Fundamentals of Rehabilitation/ Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology 1 Teaching, learning and assessment In Year One, you will be expected to attend the campus four times for a week of classroom-based lectures and la