Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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Enrolment in a research higher degree(Masters or PhD) in Engineering
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Assoc Prof David Grayden
This subject has a twofold aim. First, it introduces students to auditory processing and auditory prostheses available for treating auditory impairment, and to visual processing and visual prostheses available for treating vision impairment. Topics covered in auditory processing and prostheses include: acoustics and auditory stimuli, auditory pathway, neural coding of sound, auditory psychophysics, hearing loss and auditory impairment, cochlear implants (the Bionic Ear) and cochlear implant stimulation strategies. Topics covered in visual processing and prostheses include: the retina, the visual pathway, vision psychophysics, visual prostheses, prosthetic vision and retinal implant stimulation strategies.
Second, it introduces students to a number of important research skills: (i) how to prepare and present a lecture and (ii) how to provide feedback on the presentations of other students.
Acoustics and auditory stimuli, auditory pathway, neural coding of sound, auditory psychophysics, hearing loss and auditory impairment, cochlear implants (the Bionic Ear) and cochlear implant stimulation strategies, the retina, the visual pathway, vision psychophysics, visual prostheses, prosthetic vision and retinal implant stimulation strategies.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
1. describe the processing of sound carried out in the auditory pathway
• A lecture of up to one hour, including question time, on a journal paper during the semester (25%);
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)1-11 are assessed in a lecture presentation, written report and feedback critiques.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through lectures. Each student delivers one lecture. Each student provides a critique of other students’ lectures.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with lecture slides, conference papers and journal papers.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Some lectures are delivered by guest lecturers from research institutes and/or industry.
Master of Philosophy - Engineering |
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