Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 42 hours lectures, problem-based learning case discussions and practical work, 80 hours clinics. |
Total Time Commitment: 150 hours.
Clinical Audiology A, Paediatric Audiology A, Hearing Devices and Rehabilitation A, Electrophysiological Assessment A.
|Corequisites:||Paediatric Audiology B, Hearing Devices and Rehabilitation B, Electrophysiological Assessment B|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website : http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMs Angela Marshall
ContactMs Angela Marshall
|Subject Overview:||This subject builds on the knowledge obtained in the Clinical Audiology A subject. Students will participate in problem based learning 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. In addition, this subject comprises the following topics: professionalism, ethics and clinical communication, industrial audiology, acoustic shock and the prevention of hearing loss in the music industry; audiology and indigenous Australians; and a review of audiological integration and management. |
Students will gain clinical experience in the assessment and management of hearing and balance disorders in the non-paediatric population.
|Objectives:||At the completion of this subject the students should be able to: |
• obtain accurate audiometric results from patients of 7 years of age and older, including those with developmental and/or behavioural problems and suspected non organic hearing loss
• adapt their behaviour in the clinic to suit the capabilities of patients from a diverse range of backgrounds
• analyse, interpret and integrate test results and be able to formulate appropriate management strategies
• take a complicated clinical history, give appropriate feedback to patients and write well constructed clinical reports
• demonstrate analytical skills by incorporating the theoretical principles of clinical decision making
Theoretical component – 60%
Clinical component – 40%, comprising:
Students must pass the written examination and the clinical component in order to pass this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
• critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
• the ability to integrate theory and practice and to apply this in novel situations
• an openness to new ideas
• planning and time management skills
• the ability to communicate knowledge in both oral and written form
Master of Clinical Audiology |
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