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    Hi all! I'm wondering if there are any TSR users who have gone on to Audiology after doing a health science access course, which I will be doing from September.
    How did you find it? Any advice from your experiences good and bad, or if are you starting an access course in health science going towards Audiology like myself then post away.
    Many thanks.

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    (Original post by bibliboo)
    Hi all! I'm wondering if there are any TSR users who have gone on to Audiology after doing a health science access course, which I will be doing from September.
    How did you find it? Any advice from your experiences good and bad, or if are you starting an access course in health science going towards Audiology like myself then post away.
    Many thanks.

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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Heya, just giving this a little bump in the hopes someone will see it!
    Are you in the same boat as me?

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    (Original post by bibliboo)
    Are you in the same boat as me?

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    No , I finished my studies a while ago! I just work here for TSR and I really want everyone to get an answer to their questions.
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    I'm not doing an access course but am a mature student hoping to start studying Audiology in 2015.
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    Am going to have a look at what a health science access course is now!
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    Is that the same as Foundation leading to Health Sciences?
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    (Original post by ayeeel)
    Is that the same as Foundation leading to Health Sciences?
    It might be, I'm not sure.
    The access course is for mature students and is a one year course before starting university.
    I will start mine in September, and hopefully if everything goes well, then I'll start Audiology in 2015 as well.

    Is your course a one year course as well?
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    I'm hoping to go straight in to the Audiology course, but am thinking of doing an OU module this year to ease myself back into studying.
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    (Original post by ayeeel)
    I'm hoping to go straight in to the Audiology course, but am thinking of doing an OU module this year to ease myself back into studying.
    Is that the open university?
    How long have you been out of education?
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    Yes, Open University. I've been out of education for decades! Happy about the thought of going back to it
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    I considered this but ended up deciding against it. I was worried about not liking working with the elderly. I know that's really terrible. But I love the idea of it being so practical. That you are a qualified audiologist at the end of it you know? I'm doing a masters in another subject instead..Psychology which is kind of what I did at undergrad. Is your audiology course three years now? 4 if you add on the foundation year? How will you afford to do this. That was the other reason I didn't pursue it because I was scared I'd quit my job and then hate the course and be really struggling with money. Let me know what audiology is like. I am really curious
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    (Original post by ayeeel)
    Yes, Open University. I've been out of education for decades! Happy about the thought of going back to it
    The course your doing sounds similar to the access course I'm doing, all the best!
    Keep updating on this thread if you want!

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    (Original post by rubee_red)
    I considered this but ended up deciding against it. I was worried about not liking working with the elderly. I know that's really terrible. But I love the idea of it being so practical. That you are a qualified audiologist at the end of it you know? I'm doing a masters in another subject instead..Psychology which is kind of what I did at undergrad. Is your audiology course three years now? 4 if you add on the foundation year? How will you afford to do this. That was the other reason I didn't pursue it because I was scared I'd quit my job and then hate the course and be really struggling with money. Let me know what audiology is like. I am really curious
    Yes it's 3 years and 4 including the access course year.
    Since finishing my a levels 11 Years ago I've put a lot of thought into what I want to do (ie the pros and cons) when looking at different careers, and I've always been put off until this year.
    It's always different reasons that put me off, such as lack of confidence, finance, family etc.
    I finally decided to give education one last go and know for sure if I'll make it.
    Regarding working with the elderly, I'm actually used to this working in retail and I know I can do this because I enjoy it and most of my favorite customers are elderly.
    Finance wise I am married and my wife also works and we also managed to save a bit for the short term.
    I also waited until my youngest was at least a couple of years old before studying, as this would make childcare a lot easier for us.
    And yes it is feeling quite scary, despite all the preparation for it.
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    There are more older people with hearing loss, but that shouldn't put you off. If you haven't had much to do with older people, you might be surprised. My work involves a lot of older people and they never cease to amaze me - such diverse and amazing lives. My life has definitely been enriched by meeting them.

    If you really don't feel comfortable about working with older people, you can always specialise in paediatric audiology
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    I feel pretty stressed. Maybe I shouldn't have chosen Organisational Psychology and should have picked audiology instead. I'm not really sure. Is being an audiologist a set path. Are a lot employed by the nhs? There are pros and cons to both. I like audiology because I suppose there is a route and you become a proffessional really. Though org psychology could have more variation. I feel stressed about the future generally!
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    Hi

    I am currently looking for access courses and would really like to go and study audiology at Uni, my issue is financial really. Was your access course expensive?

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    (Original post by laurenparkes0)
    Hi

    I am currently looking for access courses and would really like to go and study audiology at Uni, my issue is financial really. Was your access course expensive?

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    Hi I've nearly finished my access course since I last posted (can't believe I was in the same position as you, doesn't seem very long ago at all) on this thread and its been brilliant.
    Ask at the unis, you're interested in which courses are suitable (i did the health science one) and make sure you have the relevant GCSE grades as well.
    I think My access course cost around 2-3k but I was able to get a 24+ student loan for it, which helps. I did however have to pay my college £120 for exams and admin.

    There aren't many access students going on to Audiology so I know exactly how you feel. So let us know how you get on.
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    Sorry to butt in - I am the parent of a deaf child and was interested to see this. Are you not able to choose an option to work primarily with children if working with the elderly was a concern? My sons school has audiologists who work with the school in addition to a clinic which works exclusively with children for our area. Just a thought. Good luck xxx
 
 
 
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