ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY 2
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will gain knowledge and practical skills in advanced aspects of diagnostic audiology including assessment of vestibular function, tinnitus and central auditory function. Through lectures and class discussions, you will gain advanced knowledge of the nature of auditory processing disorder (APD), including its causes and neurological correlates, the relationship between APD and other language/cognitive factors and disorders and intervention strategies for APD. In addition, you will gain indepth knowledge about tinnitus, including the mechanisms of generation, aetiology and pathology, and assessment strategies, and the assessment of vestibular function in adults. Your learning in this subject will be assessed by examinations, lab reports and assignments.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Assessment and management of central auditory processing disorders in the educational setting - from science to practice||Recommended||Bellis, T J 2003||2ND EDN, SINGULAR PUBLISHING|
|Readings||Auditory Evoked Potentials||Recommended||Burkard and Eggermont||LWW|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Integrates and consolidates theory on the anatomy, function and plasticity of the central auditory pathways and related areas of the brain.
- Lectures. Additional information (readings) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.
02. Critically evaluates and contrasts current theory and research in the field of Auditory Processing Disorders.
- Lectures, tutorials and class discussions. Additional information (readings, websites) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination.
03. Critically evaluates and designs a clinical framework for decision-making and implementing diagnostic and treatment strategies for Auditory Processing Disorders.
- Lectures and workshop classes. Additional information (readings, websites and videos) provided on LMS. Roleplaying exercise where students will be given a number of scenarios and will work in pairs to practice preparing/instructing the client and administering APD tests. Components of a written examination. Assignment - Clinical APD Report.
04. Integrates and consolidates theory and clinical technical skills used for the evaluation and interpretation of the assessment of vestibular function and rehabilitation.
- Lectures and tutorials. Components of a written examination.
05. Integrates and consolidates theory regarding the generation of tinnitus and critically evaluates recent advances of assessment and rehabilitation strategies for clients with tinnitus.
- Lectures. Additional information (readings) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination. Assignment - Theories of Generation of Tinnitus.
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Problem Based Learning
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Clinical APD Report (1,000 words).||20||03|
|One 2,000-word assignment on tinnitus.||20||05|
|Short-question 2 hour exam.||60||01, 04, 03, 02, 05|