Paediatric Audiology B

Subject 577-628 (2009)

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Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 26 hours plus 50 hours of supervised clinical work.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: See Notes below.
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 covers:
  • advanced paediatric testing techniques;
  • early intervention, parent guidance, and habilitation for hearing-impaired children;
  • education and communication issues for hearing-impaired children;
  • in-depth case study of a particular hearing-impaired child, assessing and discussing all aspects of audiological diagnosis and management, and the child's habilitation and development of communication skills; and
  • supervised paediatric clinical work.

Assessment: 30%: One-hour written examination; 50%: Clinical assessment based on supervised work throughout the semester, a clinical examination involving the assessment of a young child and a 20 minute oral examination; 20%: Written assignment of not more than 3000 words relating to the audiological findings and management for a hearing-impaired child. All 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 show:
  • well developed problem-solving abilities;
  • a flexibility of approach when faced with unexpected situations;
  • an ability to apply recent research findings in a clinical context; and
  • a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats.


Students must successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science before undertaking this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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