INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AND BALANCE: EMBRYOLOGY, GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

HCS2IHB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses the fundamentals of epidemiology within hearing and balance pathology. A particular emphasis on hearing difficulties within the Indigenous community will be provided. The purpose of this subject is to help students interpret the mass of epidemiological literature within the audiology field and the various types of data that they might come across as future audiologists. The information will be essential for students who plan on engaging in future hearing and balance assessment and management.

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

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCCA) or the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU).

Co-requisites [HCS2IVA]

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBallantyne's deafnessRecommendedGraham, J 2009WILEY, LONDON.
ReadingsReview of medical physiologyRecommendedGanong, W 2001MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.
ReadingsText book of audiological medicineRecommendedLuxon, L 2003TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
ReadingsBasic epidemiology.RecommendedBeaglehole, R, Bonita, R, Kjellstrom, T 20072ND EDN, WHO, GENEVA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to evaluate the importance of epidemiological data as it applies to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

02. Be able to critically evaluate and interpret epidemiological data as it applies to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

03. Be able to critically evaluate and interpret fundamental epidemiological measures of frequency and association as they apply to hearing pathology.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

04. Be able to critically apply knowledge of epidemiological concepts as it applies to hearing pathology within the Indigenous community.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

05. Be able to justify the role of epidemiology in various public health activities within hearing health programs including, surveillance, prevention and screening. Examples include newborn hearing screening programs and Indigenous community hearing surveillance and follow-up.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 49-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Resources Internal

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

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)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion of 5 online multiple-choice quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 10-minute presentation (equivalent to 1,250 words)25 02, 04, 05
One 1,500 written assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05