Audiology (MSc) graduate
The MSc in Audiology was a well-rounded course with a good balance between theory and hands-on practicals. The various modules cover a wide range of interesting topics this field has to offer.
The course developed our analytical and critical thinking skills and clinical skills through regular case study discussions and journal clubs. One of the courses strengths are the lecturers who are enthusiastic, experts in their fields and world-renown. The research projects were very interesting and technically well supported.
This MSc has equipped me to follow a career path of becoming an audiological scientist. This involves in-house training for approximately 18 months after the MSc which I am currently completing. During this training, the three main patient categories I work with are children and adults with hearing difficulties and dizzy patients.
There are various assessment methods used which can be behavioural or objective (using computerised equipment) to assess these patients. Providing amplification to both adults and children is an exciting area of work, which combines technology with patient care. Each area of work has many interesting specialities and involves a lot of patient contact, counselling to patients or caregivers as well as opportunity for research.