INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AND BALANCE: EMBRYOLOGY, GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

HCS2IHB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The auditory and vestibular systems develop early during embryonic life. The development is governed by genetic factors, as well as environmental, and individual considerations. The second part of the subject will address the epidemiology of hearing and balance pathology. The information will be essential for audiologists engaging in hearing and balance assessment and management.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

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-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBalance function assessment and managementRecommendedJacobson GP and Shepard, NT 2008PLURAL PUBLISHING.
ReadingsBallantyne's deafnessRecommendedGraham, J 2009WILEY, LONDON.
ReadingsPrinciples of physiologyRecommendedBerne, R and Levy, M 2000MOSBY, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsReview of medical physiologyRecommendedGanong, W 2001MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.
ReadingsText book of audiological medicineRecommendedLuxon, L 2003TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
ReadingsTextbook of tinnitusRecommendedTyler, R 2000TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. The basic principles of the embryology of the audio-vestibular system. You will be able to: a. Understand the basics of the embryology of conception and the early development of the embryo; b. Understand the formation of the otic capsule and the differentiation of the audio-vestibular system.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Genetic and early onset hearing loss are common pathologies audiologists encounter during their professional career. You will be able to: a. Understand the basic principles of the human DNA, chromosomes and the rules of inheritance; b. Recognise the causes of genetic, congenital and developmental hearing loss at an introductory level; c. Understand the genetics of balance and equilibrium in early life.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; Presentation assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. The epidemiological data on hearing loss and balance problems. You will be able to: a. Understand the principles of epidemiology and distribution of hearing loss in the population; b. Recognise the burden of tinnitus in the population; c. Understand the distribution of balance problems in the population.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; In class participation in case scenario.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 49-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Resources Internal

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

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)."

Tutorial Week: 49 - 49
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two 1-hour tutorials before the exam for reflection and revision."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple choice quiz30 01, 02
One 10-minute presentation20 02
One 60-minute written exam50 01, 02, 03