Clinical Audiology A

Subject AUDI90021 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures, practical sessions and tutorials: 80 hours. Clinics: 40 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

200 hours (approximately 7 hours per week)



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Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
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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

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the audiological evaluation and management of adult patients. In particular, this subject covers history taking; clinical examination including otoscopy; the theory and practice of diagnostic audiological techniques including pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry, masking techniques, speech audiometry, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing; professionalism and clinical communication skills; non-organic hearing loss; diagnostic testing; clinical decision analysis and assessment of auditory processing disorders. This subject also introduces students to the principles and practices of clinical education.


On completion of this subject students should demonstrate an understanding of the use, calibration and care of diagnostic equipment; history taking and clinical examination skills; the ability to choose and administer
appropriate tests in an efficient manner; the ability to interpret test results and the ability to integrate the results of a number of tests and to understand the implication of test results. They should also demonstrate the development of professionalism and clinical communication skills including the ability to formulate appropriate management plans for patients; the skills necessary to relay the results of various tests to patients in a manner that can be readily understood and the ability to write clear, well organised reports.


Theoretical component - 50% comprising:

A written assignment of up to 1000 words due in mid-semester 2 – 10%
A two hour written examination at the end of semester 2 – 40%

Clinical component - 50% comprising:

A clinical skills assessment by OSCE at the end of semester 1 – 10%
A clinical skills assessment by OSCE at the end of semester 2 – 15%
A clinical examination at the end of semester 2 consisting of a simulated patient case followed by an oral examination – 25% (a pass for this examination 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 adult clinical placements throughout the year is a hurdle requirement.

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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 their knowledge in both oral and written form
• the ability to behave in a professionally appropriate manner

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Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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