Clinical Audiology B

Subject 577-629 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 40 hours plus 100 hours of supervised clinical work throughout the year.
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:
  • case discussions encompassing the evaluation and management of patients in the areas of advanced diagnostic assessment of hearing and balance disorders and hearing aid fitting and evaluation;
  • industrial audiology, acoustic shock and the prevention of hearing loss in the music industry;
  • audiology and indigenous Australians;
  • ethics in clinical audiology practice;
  • review of audiological integration and management; and
  • supervised clinical work in the assessment and management of hearing and balance disorders in the non-paediatric population.

Assessment: 40%: Two hour written examination; 40%: Clinical assessment based on supervised work throughout the semester, a clinical examination of an adult with a complex hearing loss followed by a 20 minute oral examination; 10%: Written assignments not exceeding 1000 words; 10%: Satisfactory attendance and participation in case discussions. 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:
  • the ability to act professionally in a clinical environment;
  • the ability to interact positively with patients of different ages and backgrounds;
  • well-developed problem-solving skills in the context of clinical assessment;
  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner;
  • a capacity to articulate the knowledge gained in both oral and written formats.


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

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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