PAEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY

AUD5LSA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The audiological assessment of young children requires specialised clinical knowledge and skills. In this course you will be provided with a broad understanding of the principles underlying the assessment and clinical management of neonates, infants and children. Through lectures, you will learn about normal child development, causes of hearing loss in children, and the impact of childhood hearing impairment. You will learn about newborn hearing screening programmes, aimed at identifying hearing loss as early in life as possible. You will learn about behavioural and objective assessment techniques used in screening and diagnostic paediatric audiology. Through a series of workshops, you will develop skills in behavioural assessments including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) and Play Audiometry, and objective physiological assessments, including otoacoustic emissions and immittance testing. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written exams, written assessment and presentation.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed [AUD4CAA], [AUD4HES] and [AUD4PHL]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsComprehensive handbook of paediatric audiology.RecommendedSeewald, R and Tharpe, A M 2011PLURAL PUBLISHING.
ReadingsHearing in children.RecommendedNorthern, J L & Downs, M P 20025TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrates and consolidates theory on the normal course of development of babies and children in the first five years of life.

Activities:
Lectures. Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.

02. Integrates and consolidates theory of the epidemiology and aetiologies of childhood hearing impairment, and the role of hearing screening programs in early identification of hearing impairment.

Activities:
Lectures. Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.

03. Integrates and consolidates the theory and clinical applications underpinning a range of pediatric hearing assessments, including behavioural response audiometry (BOA), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), and play audiometry.

Activities:
Lectures. Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.

04. Integrates and consolidates the theory and clinical applications of behavioural testing in the overall paediatric test battery, and critically interprets the results of these tests to differentially diagnose various hearing disorders in infants and young children.

Activities:
Lectures. Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 1-8"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 2-7"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word assignment on infant hearing.20 02, 04
One two-hour written exam at the end of semester.60 01, 02, 03, 04
One online PBL-based group presentation (1,000 word equivalent)20