ACOUSTICS AND PSYCHOACOUSTICS

AUD4HES

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

An understanding of the nature of sound is fundamental to the field of Audiology.  This subject includes an overview of the basic principles underlying the nature, analysis and perception of sound and speech. Through reading, demonstrations, exercises, projects and lectures, you will develop a foundation of the concepts that underline acoustics and psychoacoustics. You will apply these concepts to practical problems in Audiology.  Theoretical knowledge will be complemented with hands-on lab exercises. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through exams, practical demonstrations and the writing of an audiometer acoustic calibration report.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZHCCA, HZHAUD, HZHCAU and must have passed 300 credit points. Or Must be enrolled in HMAUD and no other rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of hearing: an introduction.RecommendedYost, JW 20075TH EDN, ACADEMIC PRESS, SAN DIEGO.
ReadingsIntroduction to sound: acoustics for the hearing and speech sciences.RecommendedSpeaks, CE 19993RD EDN, SINGULAR PUBLISHING GROUP, SAN DIEGO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate mastery of the theory of the nature of sound acoustics and its applications to the field of Clinical Audiology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

02. Communicate an understanding of sound intensity, sound pressure, and how they are related.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

03. Demonstrate mastery of the theory of acoustic phonetics and its applications to the field of Clinical Audiology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

04. Evaluate and implement appropriate calibration checks on equipment for a variety of client and equipment needs.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 13 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial every four weeks from week 13 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials begin in the 4th week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30 minute MCQ (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
One 2,000 word written assignment30 01, 04
One 2-hour written examination (2,000 word equivalence)60 01, 02, 04