ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY 1: OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY

AUD5ADA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about concepts and procedures used in objective measurements of hearing and site-of-lesion testing in audiology. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn about the origin of otoacoustic emissions and acoustically evoked potentials of the auditory pathway, including electrocochleography, auditory brainstem responses, middle and late latency potentials, and auditory steady state responses.Building on this theoretical knowledge, you will develop skills in assessing otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials, and integrating the results of these objective techniques with behavioural tests used in audiological evaluations.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD4IDA and AUD4CAA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiologyPrescribedKatz, Jack 2015Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health
ReadingsNew handbook of audiology evoked responses.PrescribedHall, James W 2006PEARSON
ReadingsAuditory evoked potentials: basic principles and clinical application.RecommendedBurkard, RF, Eggermont, JJ & Don, M 2007LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate and consolidate theoretical information on the anatomical and physiological principles. Demonstrate mastery underpinning objective assessment techniques in audiology.

Activities:
Lectures - Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS - Components of a written examination.

02. Design and critically review the protocols and procedures for oto-acoustic emission and auditory evoked response measurement to apply sound clinical decision-making.

Activities:
Lectures - Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS - Components of a written examination - Assignment: Objective Measures. Students will be required to conduct 2 oto-acoustic emissions (OAE), 2 auditory brainstem responses (ABR) and 1 cortical evoked potential case study assessments.

03. Cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests to generate a differential diagnosis for various hearing disorders

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes - Components of a written examination - PBL workshop: students will be provided with case files containing results of both subjective and objective test results. Students will integrate the findings from across the test battery, discuss possible pathologies and identify any further information required for differential diagnosis.

04. Cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests to generate a differential diagnosis of central auditory disorders

Activities:
Lectures - Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS - Components of a written examination.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

Practical Week: 32 - 36
Four 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word assignmentAssignment relates to objective measures.20 01, 02, 03
One 2.5 hour written examinationEnd of semester examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,000 word case studyCase study on interpretation and integration of diagnostic results20 02, 03, 04