Electrophysiological Assessment B

Subject 577-606 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 26 contact hours.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: See Notes below.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject is designed to develop a theoretical knowledge of electrophysiologic measurement in clinical audiology and neuro-otology, and in conjunction with the Clinical Audiology course, be able to perform and interpret the full range of electrophysiologic assessments. This subject comprises the following topics:
  • auditory evoked potentials (middle latency response, cortical responses, event related potentials, brain mapping or topographic analysis of evoked potentials);
  • use of electrical stimuli for AEPs;
  • clinical uses of AEPs including assessment of hearing loss;
  • central auditory processing deficits and correlation with psychoacoustic assessment methods; and
  • electrophysiologic measures of balance function.

Assessment: 70%: Two-hour written examination; and 30%: Written assignments not exceeding 3000 words. Both components must be completed successfully.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • comprehend advanced concepts in the measurement of auditory evoked potentials;
  • comprehend electrophysiological measures of balance function;
  • understand the limitations of these techniques;
  • appreciate the relevant areas for future research in the area;
  • apply tests relevant to best patient management;
  • use this information in terms of problem-solving and information seeking; apply analytical and integration skills.


Students must successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science, or obtain departmental approval, before undertaking this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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