INTRODUCTION TO THE AUDITORY SYSTEM A: BASICS OF HEARING
Credit points: 15
The auditory system extends from the external ear to the auditory cortex. The journey of sound will be the general topic of this subject. The role of hearing in communication and speech will be explored. The physiological process of hearing, from a mechanical vibration to sound comprehension, will be explained. The basic knowledge gained in this subject will provide a platform for audiologists to understand the pathology of the auditory system.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Special conditions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU) will be given preference over students not enrolled in this course. This subject has a quota.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||An introduction to the physiology of hearing||Recommended||Pickles, J 2012||EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING, NETHERLANDS.|
|Readings||Ballantyne's deafness||Recommended||Graham, J 2009||WILEY, LONDON.|
|Readings||Human physiology||Recommended||Davies, A, Blakely, A and Kidd, C 2001||CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.|
|Readings||Human physiology: the mechanisms of body Function||Recommended||Vander, A, Sherman, J and Luciano, D 2001||MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Lecture notes on human physiology||Recommended||Bray, J, et al 1999||BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.|
|Readings||Principles of physiology||Recommended||Berne, R and Levy, M 2000||MOSBY, ST LOUIS.|
|Readings||Review of medical physiology||Recommended||Ganong, W 2001||MCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Textbook of medical physiology||Recommended||Guyton, A and Hall, J 2000||SAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Interpret and explain the nature of sound propagation.
- Lecture and workshop classes; Written exam; Essay assessment.
02. Analyse and explain the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system including the outer, middle, and inner ears.
- Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam; In class quiz.
03. Analyse and explain neuro-anatomy and physiology as it relates to the auditory system.
- Lectures and workshop classes; Written exam; Participate in class debate.
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Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four workshops over the 12 week period."
|Two 20-minute in-class quiz (equivalent to 1,000 words)||20||02, 03|
|One 1500-word essay||20||02, 03|
|One 90-minute written exam||60||01, 02, 03|