Electrophysiological Assessment B

Subject AUDI90001 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - 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: 19 hours lectures and 7 hours practicum sessions
Total Time Commitment: 50 hours (includes contact hours, assignments, revision etc.)

Electrophysiological Assessment A, Clinical Audiology A, Paediatric Audiology A, Acoustics, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathologies of the Auditory System.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: N/A


Associate Professor Gary Rance
Subject Overview:

This subject builds on the knowledge obtained in the Electrophysiological Assessment A subject. Students will have the opportunity to examine the principles and practices associated with advanced auditory evoked potential and vestibular assessment.

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.


At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate analytical skills by incorporating the theoretical principles of clinical decision making;
  • analyse and interpret results from both peripheral and central auditory evoked potential assessments;
  • analyse and interpret results from a range of vestibular function tests;
  • 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;
  • apply tests relevant to best patient management;
  • use this information in terms of problem-solving and information seeking;
  • apply analytical and integration skills.
  • Two written assignments of no more than 750 words each:
    Assignment A to be completed between weeks 7 and 10 - 20%
    Assignment B to be completed between weeks 12 and 15 - 20%
  • A one hour written exam at the end of semester - 60%
Students must pass the written exam in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts: N/A
Recommended Texts: N/A
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 demonstrate:

  • the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
  • critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • an openness to new ideas;
  • planning and time management skills;
  • the ability to communicate knowledge through classroom discussions and written material.


Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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