Independent Studies in Audiology

Subject AUDI90004 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours


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Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge:

Familiarity with statistical software and spread sheets (eg Minitab, Excel)

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Core Participation Requirements:

Basic spreadsheet skills. Computer access with Excel and Minitab software.

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 3 Disability Liaison Unit website : 4


Assoc Prof Gary Rance


Subject Overview:

Students will nominate a research topic from a list provided by the subject co-ordinator. The student will be introduced to ethical considerations, how to complete a literature review and scientific writing styles, methods for the analysis and appraisal of other published work, and scientific Levels of Evidence. Students will learn to summarise their aims, hypotheses and methods. All students are required to produce a manuscript in the form of a scientific paper suitable for submission to an international peer-reviewed publication.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will:

  • Apply knowledge from Research Methods in Hearing and Speech Sciences to independently analyse data relevant to their own Independent Studies in Speech Pathology, Minor Thesis.
  • Demonstrate the skills to prepare a scientific manuscript suitable for publication

A draft scientific paper of no more than 6,000 words due in week 10 of semester 4 (100%)

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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:

On completion of this subject students should show:

  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
  • a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats
  • ability to enter and analyse data using Excel and MINITAB
Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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