INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AND BALANCE: EMBRYOLOGY, GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

HCS2IHB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The auditory and vestibular systems develop early during embryonic life. The development is governed by genetic factors, as well as environmental, and individual considerations. The second part of the subject will address the epidemiology of hearing and balance pathology. The information will be essential for audiologists engaging in hearing and balance assessment and management.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHAUD) will be given preference over students not enrolled in this course. This subject has a quota.

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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 49-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 49 - 49
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject delivered over five full days (9am-5pm) of lectures and small group workshops during week 49 (2-6 Dec)."

Tutorial Week: 49 - 49
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two 1-hour tutorials before the exam for reflection and revision."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500 word essay30
One 10-minute presentation20
One 60-minute written exam50