Master of Clinical Audiology

Course 305BB (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 062905A
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 200 credit points taken over 24 months full time.


Prof. Richard Dowell, Assoc. Prof. Gary Rance, Ms Angela Marshall


Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

Alan Gilbert Building
Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Course Overview:

The first year of the course provides the basic scientific background for audiology and an introduction to clinical work. The second year provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to research methods in this field. The course is not available part time or via distance education.

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary training to enter the profession of clinical audiology. Students who demonstrate an aptitude for research may be considered for PhD studies within the Department.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must satisfactorily complete 15 core subjects to qualify for the Master of Clinical Audiology degree.

Subject Options:

First Year

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1

Second Year

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Year Long
Entry Requirements:

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree in a science and/or health-related area; and
• a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and
• the personal statement.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Student Application and Selection Procedure.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7+ is required.

Core Participation Requirements:

Graduate Attributes:

Audiology is the clinical science concerned with the assessment and management of hearing loss and balance disorders. It is a multi-disciplinary profession that will be of interest to those who like working with people. The Master of Clinical Audiology is the required degree for entry into the profession and provides complete training for the clinical practice of audiology.

Professional Accreditation:

Graduates can apply for membership of the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA).

Generic Skills:

The course provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to research methods in this field. On completion of this course the students should have:

  • 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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