Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop advanced clinical audiology skills, with an emphasis on diagnostic audiology in children, and rehabilitative audiology in adults. Through focused and intensive external clinical placements, you will enhance your clinical competence and reasoning skills, and will further develop your own professional identity. Through professional practice workshops, you will develop an understanding of ethical practice and legislation regulations in audiology. Your learning in this subject will be assessed by assignments, clinical and oral examinations and by assessment of clinical performance during placements.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Thornton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD5CAB, AUD5LSA, AUD5ADA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiologyRecommendedKatz, J et al 20096TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Applies advanced theoretical knowledge and practical competency to plan and implement audiology assessment and management of adults and children.

Off-campus clinical placement.

02. Evaluates professional and ethical issues in audiological practice.

Professional practice workshops.

03. Develops professional management skills to prioritise assessment strategies and manage workloads in clinical settings.

Off-campus clinical placement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Thornton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour lab class, per week, for six weeks."

Placement - Off Site
One 4.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Placement at an external audiology clinic for four days, per week, over a period of five weeks."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment - ethics in audiological practice.Hurdle requirement 20 02
Clinical examination, followed by oral examination.Hurdle Requirement60 03, 01
Significant other presentation.Hurdle Requirement15 01
Professional practice online quiz.Hurdle Requirement5 02
Clinical DocumentationHurdle Requirement Graded Pass/Fail 01, 03