Audioprosthetic Techniques

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Those earning a degree in audio-prosthetic techniques, pursuant to European Union guidelines, must have:
-the scientific bases, and the theory and practice needed to understand biological and hereditary phenomena, the principal methods of function of the organs and related apparati, as well as an understanding of the psychological, social, and environmental aspects of the same;
-an understanding of the evolution of the profession, and the foundations of the audioprosthetic treatment process;
-an understanding of the foundations, trends, and characteristics of the theory and models of audioprosthetic theory and conceptual models;
-an understanding of the standards and regulations that govern the practice and responsibilities of an audioprosthetic technician;
-an understanding of the principles of bioethics, professional ethics, as well as legal and medical standards applicable to the profession;
-the ability to develop an integrated patient-centred approach, critically assessing the pathological auditory aspects in a clinical, patient-care, patient-education, social and ethical setting involved in the prevention, care, rehabilitation, surgical setting, and in recovering a higher degree of wellbeing;
-the expertise and professional standards that orient the diagnostic and rehabilitative process and thought and action with respect to patients and the community, applying these standards in practice at an accredited healthcare facility, clinic or hospital;
-a level of professional, decision-making, and operational autonomy thanks to a programme that takes a holistic approach to health problems, including an analysis of the patient's chemical-physical, biological and social environment;
-essential theoretical knowledge predicated on scientific foundations, with a view toward applying them in one's professional career;
-the capacity to find and critically assess data relating to patient needs for audio-prosthetic aids and the community, setting the objectives for the same;
-knowledge, ability, and experience needed to plan, manage, and assess the need for hearing aids in the patient;
-knowledge, ability, and experience needed to ensure the proper application of all prosthetic and diagnostic prescriptions and treatments;
-the ability to take part in identifying the health-related needs of the individual and the community;
-the ability to pursue one's own continuing professional education;
-the diligence to seek out continuing education, and the tools to do so;
-the ability to cooperate and work with a diverse set of healthcare professionals on team projects and decision-making;
-the ability to properly delegate to, and use the talents of, support staff, and to contribute to their training;
-teaching activities geared toward student clinical experience;
-gain an awareness of the ethics and history of medicine, with particular reference to deafness and audio-prosthetic aids;
-gain an appropriate and effective bedside manner with patients and family members;
-the educational training to assist with student education;
-gain the ability to work and interact proactively on an intra-professional team for the purpose of planning and sharing assessments and rehabilitation for patients with multiple handicaps.
The Audioprosthetic Technician is a healthcare worker who handles the supply, adjustment, and monitoring of prosthetic aids used to prevent or correct auditory deficits; they comply with physician prescriptions and provide professional services that imply their full responsibility, and thus professional autonomy.
The activities of the Audioprosthetic Technician are geared toward applying prosthetic supports by testing external auditory function, the construction and fitting of hearing aids and other acoustic support systems, and the administration of prosthesis-assessment tests.
This Technician works with other professionals in deafness prevention and rehabilitation by supplying prosthetic protections, and training patients to use them.
Graduates of the Audioprosthetic Techniques programme may work for laboratory facilities or clinics in the public or private sector, as authorised under applicable law, as either an employee or independent professional. A basic proficiency in the English language allowing them to work both in Italy, or in Europe (or beyond) is important.
Graduates of the Audioprosthetic Techniques programme can find employment in the field of hearing-impairment rehabilitation; thanks to their specific expertise, they can find employment in:
_ Selecting, preparing, and monitoring of audiological prosthetic materials;
_ Technical research and consultancy and quality control at entities and laboratories that make acoustic prosthetics;
_ Specific technical services at centres and hospitals providing treatment for the hearing impaired;
_ Collaborating with university medical, physics, or engineering programmes;
_ Foreign and domestic manufacturing businesses and sales agencies operating in the field of audioprosthetics;
_ Activities as an employee or independent contractor with any healthcare facility or clinic in the public or private sector.
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Limited enrolment with admission test

For further information on the number of places and the date of the admission test, please visit the website https://accessoprogrammato.miur.it

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
1st year seminar: audiometrical diagnostic strategies 1 10 Italian
Apprenticeship (1st year) 22 440 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomy and histology 4 40 Italian BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy3
Biology and genetics 6 60 Italian BIO/12 BIO/13 MED/03
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology2
- Experimental biology2
- Medical genetics2
Physics and statistics 6 60 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/01
- Applied physics2
- Electric and electronic measurements2
- Medical statistics2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Audiology: techniques of audiological investigation 4 40 Italian MED/32
Physiology, pathology and pathological anatomy 5 50 Italian BIO/09 MED/04 MED/08
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Pathology1
- Physiology2
Psychology and sociology 5 50 Italian M-PSI/01 MED/02 SPS/07
- General psychology2
- General sociology2
- Medical history1
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
1st year laboratory: instruments for environmental measurements 1 10 Italian
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
2nd year seminar: hearing aid instrumental diagnosis 1 10 Italian
Apprenticeship (2nd year) 21 420 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applied technical and medical science I 5 50 Italian MED/50
Audiology and audiophonology 5 50 Italian L-LIN/01 MED/31 MED/32
- Audiology2
- Glottology and linguistics2
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Physiopathology of the auditory and vestibular system 8 80 Italian MED/26 MED/31 MED/32 MED/36 MED/39
- Audiology1
- Child neuropsychiatry2
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Neurology2
- Otorhinolaryngology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Medicine 7 70 Italian MED/05 MED/09 MED/32
- Audiology2
- Clinical pathology1
- Internal medicine4
Science of prevention and sanitary management 9 90 Italian IUS/07 MED/42 MED/43 SECS-P/10 SECS-S/02 SPS/09
- Economic sociology and sociology of work and organisations1
- Forensic medicine2
- Hygiene and public health2
- Labour law1
- Organization studies1
- Statistics for experimental and technological research2
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
2nd year laboratory: earmold 1 10 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
3rd year seminar: marketing and sales 1 10 Italian
Apprenticeship (3rd year) 32 800 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Hearing aid science and techniques 7 70 Italian ING-IND/22 ING-INF/07 MED/32
- Audiology1
- Electric and electronic measurements2
- Materials science and technology4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applied technical and medical science II 10 100 Italian MED/50
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
3rd year laboratory: hearing aids materials and assembly 1 10 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final test 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Location
Milano
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Application for admission: from 13/07/2020 to 25/08/2020

Admission test date : 08/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 27/10/2020 to 28/10/2020

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