INTRODUCTION TO THE AUDITORY SYSTEM A: BASICS OF HEARING

HCS2IAA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The auditory system extends from the external ear to the auditory cortex. The journey of sound will be the general topic of this subject. The role of hearing in communication and speech will be explored. The physiological process of hearing, from a mechanical vibration to sound comprehension, will be explained. The basic knowledge gained in this subject will provide a platform for audiologists to understand the pathology of the auditory system.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

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 Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU) will be given preference over students not enrolled in this course. This subject has a quota.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to the physiology of hearingRecommendedPickles, J 2012EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING, NETHERLANDS.
ReadingsHuman physiology: the mechanisms of body FunctionRecommendedVander, A, Sherman, J and Luciano, D 2001MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.
ReadingsLecture notes on human physiologyRecommendedBray, J, et al 1999BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.
ReadingsPrinciples of physiologyRecommendedBerne, R and Levy, M 2000MOSBY, ST LOUIS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and explain the nature of sound propagation.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; MCQ

02. Analyse and explain the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system including the outer, middle, and inner ears.

Activities:
Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam; Written Assignment.

03. Analyse and explain neuro-anatomy and physiology as it relates to the auditory system.

Activities:
Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Resources Internal

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop
Four 1.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"In Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
15-minute in-class multiple-choice quiz (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02
15-minute in-class multiple-choice quiz (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
One 90-minute written exam (1,500 - 2,000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03
1,000 word written assignment20