This programme is aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of the normal hearing process within the framework of human communication. The programme entails training in audiometry, and hearing therapy for persons of all ages experiencing hearing loss. It includes the possible causes of hearing loss and the scientific basis of intervention for a person suffering from hearing loss or people at risk of developing hearing loss. Assessment includes screening and diagnostic audiometry. Therapy (intervention) may occur in a one-on-one situation, through group therapy, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, or by means of community-based intervention programmes. Practical skills in assessment, hearing therapy and techniques for improving aural and general communication skills are acquired. The qualification complies with international requirements.
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Careers as an audiologist: Diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology, audiometry and hearing therapy, work in education, special education, hospitals, clinics, private practice, government, military and academic institutions (teaching, research).
- SA – 30/06/2019
- Non-SA – 30/06/2019
- The following candidates will be considered for admission:
- A candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another recognised tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria
- Candidates who have completed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies or a certificate of conditional exemption on the basis of a candidate’s international ("foreign") qualifications, the so-called “Immigrant” or “Foreign Conditional Exemption”. The only condition for the “Foreign Conditional Exemption” that is accepted is: ‘completion of the degree course’. The exemption certificate is obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf). Detailed information is available on the website at mb.usaf.ac.za.
- To retain admission, selected learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 32 in the NSC.
- The NBT is not applicable to this programme.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
English Home Language or English First Additional Language
To retain admission, candidates will be expected to achieve an APS of at least 32 in Grade 12.
* Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.
Departmental selection is based on academic achievement. Only 50 students are admitted. The provisional selection process commences in July of the year preceding the first year of studies. More information can be obtained from the programme coordinator.
NOTE: We will consider both first and second choice applications for BA (Audiology).
Duration of study
4 years, full-time.
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