Bachelor in Audiology

Course Objectives

The overall aim of the degree in Audiology is to qualify students to pursue independent, autonomous and
differentiated of today’s professions of Audiologist. This degree will provide the student knowledge, skills and
aptitudes required for the roles, responsibilities and tasks, defined in the Portuguese legislation: Act “development
of activities in the scope of prevention and hearing conservation, diagnosis and hearing rehabilitation, as well as in
the field of vestibular functionality” (Decree-Law No. 564/99 of 21 December). This professional will have the
possibility of movement in the European and world space, possessing 6 level training of the European
qualifications framework.

Access Conditions

The national contest of access to public higher education, with admission exams in the following sets: 02 Biology and Geology or 02 Biology and Geology and 07 Physics and Chemistry or 02 Biology and Geology and 16 Mathematics. For the application is required the minimum rating of 95 points, in the admission test and application note, expressed on a scale of 0 to 200 points. The formula for calculating comprises 65% of the high school average and 35% of admission test. Regional preference corresponds to 20% of the vacancies, within the area of influence of Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria and Viseu.

Professional Outlets

The completion of the degree’s syllabus on Audiology entitles the admission to the profession of Audiology technician regulated by Decree-Law 320/99 of 11 of August.
The professional card shall be required to the Ministry of Health through the CAHS (Central Administration of the Health System).

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Learning Objectives

The profile of generic skills to acquire has as a reference as defined in Ordinance No. 782/2009 of 23rd July. The
profile defined must respect the professional content contained in the Portuguese legislation for the
Audiology/Audiologist Technician (Decree-Law No. 564/99) by the licensee in Audiology must have theoretical
knowledge in the areas of hearing, balance, and related disorders, as well as the basic knowledge required of the
principles of detection, assessment, diagnosis, treatment/rehabilitation and counselling of individuals with hearing
disorders and/or the vestibular function in order to participate and integrate fully into the community they belong
to. It is also expected that the degree in Audiology have technical ability to intervene in all clinical contexts of its
Skills are acquired throughout the study cycle, develop from a more theoretical education of scientific bases of
Audiology in 1st and 2nd year (know-know) for an education with a great practical component in which the student
will have the opportunity to perform the various audiologic techniques but also contact with the different
populations and age groups with whom he will face in his professional life – 3rd and 4th year, and thus develop the
skills of communication /empathy that is know be. To highlight, that the 2nd semester of the 3rd and 4th year are
part curriculum units which permit a teaching, more student-centred, so that this reflects and matures the
“Audiologic World” that will be a part of. This competence is developed through research in curricular units
Applied Research I and II and in the curricular units of Audiology Clinic III and Bioethics.
Throughout the study cycle the student is subjected to different written and practical assessments that enable
them to know if the specific objectives of the curricular units and study cycle in general are being fulfilled. The
skills acquired are evaluated in practice on the Audiology laboratory or in role-play. The evaluation of the
curriculum unit of Learning Internship II allows you to determine if the student has reached the objectives and
acquired the skills required for the study cycle.

Access to Superior Studies

The graduate degree allows the application to postgraduate studies.

Course Coordinators

Main Branch

Curricular Year: 1
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Anatomy I 41001397 5 1st S
Biology 40004043 4 1st S
Fisiology I 40004032 4 1st S
Introduction Audiology 40004085 4 1st S
Mathematics 40004057 4 1st S
Physics 40004068 4 1st S
Psychology of Interpersonal Relations 40004079 5 1st S
Acoustic and Instrumentation I 40004142 6 2nd S
Anatomy II 41001402 5 2nd S
Biophysics 40004131 4 2nd S
Embryology and Histology 40004114 5 2nd S
Fisiology II 40004103 4 2nd S
General Pathology 40004158 3 2nd S
Statistics 40004120 3 2nd S

Curricular Year: 3
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Auditory electrophysiology 40004312 6.5 1st S
Auditory rehabilitation 40004334 6 1st S
Children Audiology 40004298 6 1st S
Community Audiology 40004301 5 1st S
Vestibulogy 40004323 6.5 1st S
Applied research in audiology I 40004388 4 2nd S
Bioethics 40004355 3 2nd S
Clinical Audiology III 40004366 5 2nd S
Health psychology 40004340 3 2nd S
Learning Stage I 40004399 10 2nd S
Vestibular rehabilitation 40004377 5 2nd S

Curricular Year: 4
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Applied research in audiology II 40004411 7 Annual
Audiology Seminars 40004422 3 Annual
Learning Stage II 40004400 50 Annual