Audioprothesic 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

Audioprothesic Techniques graduates are healthcare professionals engaged in the supply, adaptation and testing of prosthetic aids for the prevention and correction of hearing deficiencies.

On the basis of a doctor's prescription, they are responsible for autonomously conducting professional procedures. Graduates are engaged in the application of prosthetic aids through the creation of an impression of the external auditory canal, the construction and application of cochleas and other acoustic coupling systems, and the administration of prosthetic assessment trials.

They work with other professional figures in conducting deafness prevention and rehabilitation programmes through the supply of prosthetic aids and training in how to use them.

Audioprothesic Techniques graduates can operate in laboratory or public and private assistance centres authorised as per current regulations, in a freelance or employed capacity.

On the strength of their competences, Audioprosthesis Methods graduates can engage in:

  • the selection, preparation and testing of audiological prosthetic materials;
  • research, technical consultancy and quality testing activities in acoustic prosthesis laboratories and bodies;
  • the provision of specific rehabilitative techniques in centres and hospitals for the recovery of the hearing-impaired;
  • roles in national and foreign production Industries and sales agencies operating in the field of hearing aids;
  • research and educational activities in collaboration with University Medicine, Physics and Engineering institutes.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test. 

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
Course locations
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livello nel campo delle discipline otorinolaringologiche e audiologiche sono anche utilizzate per la formazione professionalizzante e lo svolgimento di tirocini e attività attinenti alla prova finale di Laurea.
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: