Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the fundamental clinical assessment procedures used in the audiological evaluation of adult patients. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn how to take histories and perform otoscopy, pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance tests and speech discrimination tests. Furthermore, you will begin to develop clinical decision-making skills as you learn to select and administer appropriate tests, interpret and integrate your audiological findings, and write comprehensive reports incorporating referrals and appropriate management strategies. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through lab reports and exams.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete 300 credit points in HZHAUD or HZHCAU or be admitted in HMAUD.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiology.PrescribedKatz, J et al (eds) 20096TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.
ReadingsAudiology diagnosis.RecommendedRoeser, RJ, Valente, M & Hosford-Dunn, H (eds) 2007THIEME, NY.
ReadingsAudiology: The fundamentals.RecommendedBess, F. & Humes, LE 20084TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 1.5 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Two 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Eight laboratory reports, each worth 5%.40
One two-hour written examination.60