aud5ada adv diagnostic audiology 1




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about concepts and procedures used in objective measurements of hearing and site-of-lesion testing in audiology. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn about the origin of otoacoustic emissions and acoustically evoked potentials of the auditory pathway, including electrocochleography, auditory brainstem responses, middle and late latency potentials, and auditory steady state responses.Building on this theoretical knowledge, you will develop skills in assessing otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials, and integrating the results of these objective techniques with behavioural tests used in audiological evaluations.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD4IDA and AUD4HES and AUD4PHL and AUD4CAA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiologyPrescribedKatz, Jack 2015Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health
ReadingsNew handbook of audiology evoked responses.PrescribedHall, James W 2006PEARSON
ReadingsAuditory evoked potentials: basic principles and clinical application.RecommendedBurkard, RF, Eggermont, JJ & Don, M 2007LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate and consolidate theoretical information on the anatomical and physiological principles. Demonstrate mastery underpinning objective assessment techniques in audiology.

Lectures and practical sessions

02. Design and critically review the protocols and procedures for oto-acoustic emission and auditory evoked response measurement to apply sound clinical decision-making.

Lectures and practical sessions

03. Apply cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests and generate a differential diagnosis for various hearing disorders

Lectures and practical sessions

04. Apply cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests and generate a differential diagnosis of central auditory disorders

Lectures and practical sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 32 - 38
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1,000-word assignmentAssignment relates to objective measures.2001, 02, 03
One 2.5 hour written examination (2500 words equivalent)End of semester examination6001, 02, 03, 04
One 1,000 word case studyCase study on interpretation and integration of diagnostic results2002, 03, 04