INTRODUCTION TO THE AUDITORY SYSTEM A: BASICS OF HEARING
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
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.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||An introduction to the physiology of hearing||Recommended||Pickles, J 2012||EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING, NETHERLANDS.|
|Readings||Human physiology: the mechanisms of body Function||Recommended||Vander, A, Sherman, J and Luciano, D 2001||MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Lecture notes on human physiology||Recommended||Bray, J, et al 1999||BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.|
|Readings||Principles of physiology||Recommended||Berne, R and Levy, M 2000||MOSBY, ST LOUIS.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Interpret and explain the nature of sound propagation.
- 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.
- Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam; Written Assignment.
03. Analyse and explain neuro-anatomy and physiology as it relates to the auditory system.
- Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam.
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Enrolment information Resources Internal
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
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"
|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 assignment||20|