Clinical Audiology B

Subject AUDI90007 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Year Long, 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: 38 hours lectures, problem-based learning case discussions, practical work and peer review assignments, 80 hours clinics.
Total Time Commitment: 150 hours.
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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 :


Ms Angela Marshall


Ms 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 device 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; audiological practice 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% comprising:

  • Two written assignments due in mid- and late- semester 2 of equal weighting and not exceeding 1000 words each – 20%
  • A two hour written examination at the end of semester 2 – 40%

Clinical component – 40% comprising:

  • A clinical skills assessment by OSCE at the end of semester 1 – 10%
  • A clinical examination at the end of semester 1 consisting of a simulated complex patient case followed by an oral examination – 20%
  • A clinical examination at the end of semester 2 consisting of the assessment of an adult patient – 10%

    A pass for both clinical examinations is a hurdle requirement of the clinical component.

Students must pass the written examination and the clinical component in order to pass this subject.
Satisfactory attendance and participation in the problem based learning case discussions and satisfactory attendance in the adult clinical placements throughout the year are hurdle requirements.

Prescribed Texts: Nil
Recommended Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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

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Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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