Clinical Audiology A

Subject 577-873 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 78 hours of lectures and practical work plus 150 hours of supervised clinical work throughout the year.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:

Subject Overview: This subject comprises the following topics:
  • history taking;
  • pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry;
  • masking techniques;
  • speech audiometry;
  • tympanometry;
  • acoustic reflex testing;
  • clinical communication skills;
  • non-organic hearing loss;
  • site of lesion testing;
  • clinical decision analysis;
  • assessment of central auditory function; and
  • theory and practice of diagnostic audiological techniques.

Assessment: First Semester:10%: Clinical examination involving the assessment of an adult with functionally normal hearing followed by a 15-minute oral examination. Second Semester:40%: Three-hour written examination; 40%: Clinical assessment based on supervised work through second semester and a clinical examination involving the assessment of a straightforward adult patient followed by a 20-minute oral examination; and 10%: Written assignment not exceeding 1000 words. All components must be completed successfully to obtain a pass for this subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: There are no prescribed textbooks for this subject. Students will be given comprehensive course notes and detailed reference lists will be given out prior to each set of lectures.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should show:
  • the ability to act professionally in a clinical environment;
  • the ability to interact positively with patients of different ages and from different backgrounds;
  • problem solving skills in the context of clinical assessment;
  • the ability to respond appropriately to unexpected events in the clinic; and
  • the ability to work as a member of a hearing assessment team.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science

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