Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this course 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. You will also learn about pathologies involving the central auditory system, and the role of objective assessment strategies and imaging technologies in neuro-otology. 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. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written examinations and a laboratory report.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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 conditions Students enrolled in Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU) or Master of Clinical Audiology (HMAUD)will be given preference over students not enrolled in these courses.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiologyPrescribedKatz, Jack 20096TH EDN, WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH/LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word assignment on objective measures.40
One two-hour written examination at the end of semester.60