Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science

Course 566-AB (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Course Administrator: Ms Annie Cruse
Course Overview: The Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science provides the basic scientific background for audiology and an introduction to clinical work.

Objectives: Audiology is the clinical science concerned with the assessment and management of hearing loss. It is a multidisciplinary profession that will be of interest to graduates who like working with people. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science may proceed to the Master of Clinical Audiology course. The two courses provide the complete training for clinical practice in audiology.

Generic Skills

  • To develop the ability to act professionally in a clinical environment.
  • To develop the ability to interact positively with patients of different ages and from different backgrounds.
  • To develop problem solving skills in the context of clinical assessment.
  • To develop the ability to respond appropriately to unexpected events in the clinic.
  • To develop the ability to work as a member of a hearing assessment team.

Course Structure & Available Subjects: Students must satisfactorily complete nine core subjects to qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science.

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Core Subjects

Core Subjects:
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Credit Points:
Semester 1
Year Long
Entry Requirements: Applicants for the course must have a BSc, BEng or BA (with a major in psychology or linguistics) or a degree in one of the following disciplines: speech pathology, education of the hearing-impaired, medicine or nursing. It is highly recommended that applicants have also successfully complete Year 12 mathematics.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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