ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY 2

AUD5ADB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD5ADA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAssessment and management of central auditory processing disorders in the educational setting - from science to practiceRecommendedBellis, T J 20032ND EDN, SINGULAR PUBLISHING
ReadingsAuditory Evoked PotentialsRecommendedBurkard and EggermontLWW

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.

Activities:
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.

Activities:
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.

Activities:
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.

Activities:
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.

Activities:
Lectures. Additional information (readings) provided on LMS. Components of a written examination. Assignment - Theories of Generation of Tinnitus.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
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 Week: 10 - 22
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.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
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