INTRODUCTION TO THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM A: BASICS OF EQUILIBRIUM
Credit points: 15
Human beings maintain balance through a sophisticated mechanism involving several body systems. This subject will concentrate on the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular systems. The interaction between the vestibular, occulomotor and visual systems to maintain balance will be discussed. The basic knowledge gained in this subject will provide a platform for audiologists to understand the pathology of the vestibular system, as well as the basics for vestibular rehabiliation.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
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 the course. This subject has a quota.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Balance Function Assessment and Management||Recommended||Jacobsen, G.P. and Shepard, N.T. (2008)||PLURAL PUBLISHING|
|Readings||Ballantyne's Deafness||Recommended||Graham, J. (2009)||WILEY: LONDON|
|Readings||Human Physiology||Recommended||Davies, A. Blakeley, A. and Kidd, C. (2001)||EDINBURGH: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE|
|Readings||Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function||Recommended||Vander, A. Sherman, J. and Luciano, D. (2001)||NEW YORK: MCGRAW HILL|
|Readings||Lecture Notes on Human Physiology||Recommended||Bray, J. (et al.) (1999)||OXFORD: BLACKWELL SCIENCE|
|Readings||Principles of Physiology||Recommended||Berne, R. and Levy, M (2000)||ST LOUIS: MOSBY|
|Readings||Review of Medical Physiology||Recommended||Ganong, W. (2001)||NEW YORK: MCGRAW-HILL|
|Readings||Textbook of Medical Physiology||Recommended||Guyton, A. and Hall, J. (2000)||PHILADELPHIA; LONDON: SAUNDERS|
|Readings||Vestibular Rehabilitation. 3rd Ed||Recommended||Herdman, S.J. (2007).||F.A DAVIS COMPANY|
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Melbourne, 2014, Week 50-50, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmr El Refaie
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject delivered over five full days (9am-5pm) of lectures and small group workshops during week 50 (9-13 December)."
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two one-hour tutorials will be held before the written exam for reflection and revision."
|One 1,500-word essay||30|
|One 10-minute presentation||20|
|One 60-minute exam||50|