INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AND BALANCE: EMBRYOLOGY, GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Credit points: 15
This subject addresses the fundamentals of epidemiology within hearing and balance pathology. A particular emphasis on hearing difficulties within the indigenous community will be provided. The purpose of this subject is to help students interpret the mass of epidemiological literature within the audiology field and various types of data that they might come across as future audiologists. The information will be essential for students who plan on engaging in future hearing and balance assessment and management.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCCA) or the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Balance function assessment and management||Recommended||Jacobson GP and Shepard, NT 2008||PLURAL PUBLISHING.|
|Readings||Ballantyne's deafness||Recommended||Graham, J 2009||WILEY, LONDON.|
|Readings||Principles of physiology||Recommended||Berne, R and Levy, M 2000||MOSBY, ST LOUIS.|
|Readings||Review of medical physiology||Recommended||Ganong, W 2001||MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Text book of audiological medicine||Recommended||Luxon, L 2003||TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.|
|Readings||Textbook of tinnitus||Recommended||Tyler, R 2000||TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Evaluate the importance of epidemiological data that applies to hearing pathology.
- Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam.
02. Critically evaluate and interpret epidemiological data that applies to hearing pathology.
- Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; Presentation assessment.
03. Critically evaluate and interpret fundamental epidemiological measures of frequency and association that apply to hearing pathology.
- Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; In class participation in case scenario.
04. Critically apply knowledge of epidemiological concepts as it applies to hearing pathology to Indigenous communities.
- Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; In class participation in case scenario
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Melbourne, 2018, Week 49-51, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka
Five 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 1500 word written assessment||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|One 10 minute presentation (equivalent to 1250 words)||25||01, 02, 03|
|One 60-minute written exam||25||01, 02, 03, 04|