Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System

Subject ANAT90004 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, 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: 20 hours lectures.
Total Time Commitment: 50 hours.


Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements:

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Ms Angela Marshall


Ms Angela Marshall
Subject Overview: The anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory systems and aspects of balance function and speech production.

Objectives: On completion of this subject students should show a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the structures involved in sound perception, balance and speech production.


Two multiple choice tests that will take place in class:
Test 1 following lecture 13 consisting of 20 questions – 10%
Test 2 following lecture 19 consisting of 10 questions – 5%
A two hour written examination at the end of the semester – 85%
Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass the written examination in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts: Nil
Recommended Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should show:
An ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
A capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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