Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
In addition to the 36 contact hours, students should expect the following;
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (online lectures) |
Total Time Commitment:
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Specialist Certificate in Hearing Science. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Jessica Vitkovic
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
The first part of the subject is designed to provide the theoretical foundation underpinning the functions and limitations of normal and abnormal auditory function respectively. Students will first be introduced to the physical properties of sound and its ability to influence perception of sound. The anatomical and physiological structures involved in normal auditory function across the lifespan will be analysed with a focus on forming explanations for the impacts on normal speech and language development and the normal changes associated with aging. This will lead us into the incidence, risk factors, pathophysiology and biopsychosocial impacts of auditory dysfunction in the population utilising the World Health Organisations (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework. We will apply these concepts to the common tools for detection and screening of auditory function.
The latter part of the subject is designed to provide the theoretical foundation underpinning audiological practice. Students will extend on their knowledge from their own profession to better facilitate the detection and management of auditory impairment and functional limitations addressed in the re/habilitation process. Orientation to the role of audiology in the health care context and common tools and pathways to intervention will be explored in both the national and international context. A range of assessment tools and their adaptations to paediatric populations will be acquired. Prior knowledge of common pathophysiology will be consolidated and applied to the identification and interpretation of various assessments of auditory function. Students will be guided to identify and justify common pathways for intervention and be able to evaluate the individuals own barriers and facilitators to intervention success using patient profiles. Students will focus on developing knowledge on the technical and measurement processes involved in the selection and implementation of devices as one option involved in aural rehabilitation programs. Students will be introduced to a variety of outcome measures commonly used in audiological practice. A three day clinical observation experience, organised by the student, is utilised to contextualise the application of the principles and skills underpinning audiological practice.
On successful completion of the subject students will demonstrate theoretical knowledge and application in foundations in hearing science by:
Note: Clinical observation experience is organised by the student, is utilised to contextualise the application of the principles and skills underpinning audiological practice. Week 12 Hurdle
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should
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Specialist Certificate in Hearing Science |
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