Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Lectures and practical sessions: 80 hours Clinics: 40 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours (approx 8 hours per week)
|Corequisites:||Clinical Audiology A, Acoustics and Perception of Sound and Speech.|
|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
Ms Cathryn Williams
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces the student to the foundations of hearing aids and aural rehabilitation. |
The subject explores the following aspects of hearing aids – their design and operation, measurement of electroacoustic characteristics such as gain and compression (both in the ear and in a coupler), when to recommend hearing aids, styles/features/options available and the appropriate selection of these for the hearing-impaired individual, earmoulds and venting, realistic expectations for the aid user, management of problems arising with aid use (e.g. feedback, occlusion) and the evaluation of outcomes.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the psychological and social problems experienced by hearing impaired adults, the development and implementation of individualised aural rehabilitation programs, tinnitus, speech reading, communication strategies, the evaluation of communication function, assistive listening devices, the medical aspects of ageing, audiology and vision impairment, and aural rehabilitation for elderly clients.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||A one-hour written exam at the end of semester 1 – 25% |
A case study due in the 12th week of semester 2 – 15%
An OSCE exam incorporating 2 stations at the end of semester 2 – 10%
A two hour written examination at the end of semester 2 – 50%
Students must pass both written examinations in order to pass this subject.
Hearing Aids, Dillon, H., 2001, Boomerang Press is recommended reading. |
|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 their knowledge in both oral and written form
• the ability to behave in a professionally appropriate manner
Master of Clinical Audiology |
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