University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology

Course code/s: HZHCCA

Course details
Location Bundoora
Course code HZHCCA
Mid year intake available Yes - subject to available places, and to be confirmed in April 2018. Students taking this option study 3.5 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study).
Course coordinator Dr Andrea Simpson
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 083317C/080780D
Course duration

Commencing semester 1: 4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.

Commencing June: 3.5 years full-time as accelerated non-standard first year (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.

Credit points 540 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes The June intake is only available at the Bundoora campus and will only proceed if the course has available places.

Course description

This is a contemporary Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology program that meets the commercial realities of audiology practice and teaches the practical vocational skills that practising audiologists require, such as hearing and balance assessment and training in using software for diagnosis and rehabilitation practice. The program has a strong, practical, multidisciplinary component and a focus on regional health.

Demand for audiologists, globally, is expected to increase significantly over coming years due to a number of factors, such as the ageing population, improved and compulsory screening of infants for hearing loss, improved technology and increased consumer demand for diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological services.

All graduate audiologists must complete the intern year, which includes employment in general audiology practice. Graduates will be eligible to work in a number of audiological areas including hospitals, early intervention centres, cochlear implant centres, health and community centres, government organisations, academic institutions and private practice.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 540 credit points over four years of full-time study (for those commencing in semester 1) or three and a half years of study for those commencing in June.

First year (commencing semester 1)

First year (135 credit points) (commencing semester 1)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 ABS0WOM * Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education 0
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM** Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-1 HBS1HBA Human Biosciences A 15
TE-SEM-1 HLT1IPP Introduction to Professional Practice 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE1IDH Individual Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1   Students to select an elective subject to the value of 15 credit points from anywhere in the University. Any prerequisites must be met. 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS1HBB Human Biosciences B 15
TE-SEM-2 HLT1RAE Research and Evidence in Practice 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE1SDH Social Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-2 HCS1CDH Communication Disorders-History, Attitudes & Innovations 15
TE-SEM-2   Students to select an elective subject to the value of 15 credit points from anywhere in the University. Any prerequisites must be met. 15
Option to exit with a Diploma in Health (HDH)

Key: * ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

** LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

First year (commencing June)

First year  (135 credit points) (commencing June)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-2 ABS0WOM * Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education 0
TE-SEM-2 LTU0AIM** Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-W27-38 HBS1HBA Human Biosciences A 15
TE-W27-38 HLT1IPP Introduction to Professional Practice 15
TE-W27-38 PHE1IDH Individual Determinants of Health 15
TE-W42-05 HBS1HBB Human Biosciences B 15
TE-W42-05 HLT1RAE Research and Evidence in Practice 15
TE-W42-05 PHE1SDH Social Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-2 HCS1CDH Communication Disorders-History, Attitudes & Innovations 15
TE-various   Students to select elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points from anywhere in the University. Any prerequisites must be met. 30
Option to exit with a Diploma in Health (HDH)

Key: * ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

** LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

 

Second year

Second year (165 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 HCS2ACW Analysing and Combining Words 15
TE-SEM-1 HCS2CSL Communication and Swallowing across the Lifespan 30
TE-SEM-1 HLT2IEP Integrating Evidence into Practice 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS2ANS Anatomy and Neurophysiology for Speech and Swallowing 15
TE-SEM-2 HCS3SHS Speech and Hearing Sciences 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE3MHP Mental Health and Pharmacology 15
TE-SEM-2 HCS2IAA Introduction to the Auditory System: Basics of Hearing 15
TE-SEM-2   Students to select an elective subject to the value of 15 credit points from anywhere in the University. Any prerequisites must be met. 15
TE-W49-51 HCS2IHB Introduction to Hearing and Balance: Embryology, Genetics and Epidemiology 15
TE-SUM 1 HCS2PCA Patient-Centred Care in Audiological Practice 15

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 AUD4IDA Introduction to Diagnostic Assessment 15
TE-SEM-1 AUD4HES Acoustics and Psychoacoustics 15
TE-SEM-1 AUD4PHL Pathology of Hearing Loss 15
TE-SEM-1 AUD4CAA Professional Practice – Clinical Audiology A 15
TE-SEM-2 AUD5ADA Advanced Diagnostic Audiology 1 15
TE-SEM-2 AUD5LSA Paediatric Audiology 15
TE-SEM-2 AUD5RHD Hearing and Systems and Fitting 15
TE-W31-45 AUD5CAB Professional Practice – Clinical Audiology B 15

Fourth year

Fourth year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 AUD5ADB Advanced Diagnostic Audiology 2 15
TE-SEM-1 AUD5LSR Rehabilitation 2 - Lifespan Rehabilitation 15
TE-SEM-1 AUD5CAC Professional Practice – Clinical Audiology C 15
TE-W11-45 AUD5IRA Independent Research in Audiology 30
TE-SEM-2 AUD5LSB Advanced Audiological Rehabilitation 30
TE-SEM-2 AUD5CAD Clinical Audiology D 15

 

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