INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AND BALANCE: EMBRYOLOGY, GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

HCS2IHB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBalance function assessment and managementRecommendedJacobson GP and Shepard, NT 2008PLURAL PUBLISHING.
ReadingsBallantyne's deafnessRecommendedGraham, J 2009WILEY, LONDON.
ReadingsPrinciples of physiologyRecommendedBerne, R and Levy, M 2000MOSBY, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsReview of medical physiologyRecommendedGanong, W 2001MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.
ReadingsText book of audiological medicineRecommendedLuxon, L 2003TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
ReadingsTextbook of tinnitusRecommendedTyler, R 2000TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to evaluate the importance of epidemiological data as it applies to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam.

02. Be able to critically evaluate and interpret epidemiological data as it applies to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; Presentation assessment.

03. Be able to critically evaluate and interpret fundamental epidemiological measures of frequency and association as they apply to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; In class participation in case scenario.

04. Be able to critically apply knowledge of epidemiological concepts as it applies to hearing pathology within the Indigenous community.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; In class participation in case scenario

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 49-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 49 - 49
One 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10 minute presentation (equivalent to 1250 words)25 01, 02, 03
One 60-minute written exam25 01, 02, 03, 04