Paediatric Audiology A

Subject AUDI90022 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures: 43 hours of lectures Clinics: 50 hours
Total Time Commitment:

255 hours



Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
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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 :


Dr Dani Tomlin


Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

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Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the normal development of infants and children and the causes and indicators of childhood hearing loss. Students gain clinical experience in the behavioural assessment of the hearing of infants and children.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to:
• describe in detail the normal physical, social, auditory, speech and language development of infants and young children
• describe the risk factors for hearing loss in children, including neonatology, genetics, and illness
• describe in detail the rationale and administration of neonatal and paediatric hearing screening regimes
• take a clinical history and write basic clinical reports
• conduct behavioural assessment of hearing in uncomplicated cases of children aged from 9 months
• integrate and interpret paediatric clinical test results


A one hour written examination at the end of semester 1 – 20%
A two hour written examination at the end of semester 2 – 50%
Clinical skills assessment by OSCE at the end of semester 2 – 30%

Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass both written examinations to pass this subject.
Satisfactory attendance and participation in paediatric clinical placements throughout the year is a hurdle requirement. Passing the Clinicial skills assessment by OSCE at the end of semester 2 is a hurdle requirement for passing the subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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

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

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