aud5lsa paediatric audiology




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The audiological assessment of young children requires specialised clinical knowledge and skills. In this subject, you will be provided with a broad understanding of the principles underlying the assessment and clinical management of neonates, infants and children under 5 years of age.Through lectures, you will learn about normal child development, causes of hearing loss in children, and the impact of childhood hearing impairment. The subject will include newborn hearing screening programmes aimed at identifying hearing loss as early in life as possible. You will learn about behavioural assessment techniques used in screening and diagnostic paediatric audiology. Through a series of workshops, you will develop skills in behavioural audiological assessments including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) and Play Audiometry.

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
ReadingsComprehensive handbook of paediatric audiology.RecommendedSeewald, R and Tharpe, A M 2011PLURAL PUBLISHING.
ReadingsHearing in children.RecommendedNorthern, J L & Downs, M P 20025TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on the epidemiology and aetiology of childhood hearing impairment and relate to normal developmental milestones.

Lectures and Practicals

02. Critically analyse the role of hearing screening in early identification of hearing impairment

Lectures and Practicals

03. Defend clinical choices in paediatric hearing assessment by critically evaluating research findings..

Lectures and Practicals

04. Implement and justify developmentally appropriate hearing assessments including behavioural response audiometry (BOA), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), and play audiometry.

Lectures and Practicals

05. Integrate information from subjective reports, research publications, ethical considerations and behavioural test results, to formulate sound clinical recommendations for paediatric clients

Lectures and Practicals

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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
Three 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 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
1,500-word assignment2001, 02, 04, 05
One two-hour written exam at the end of semester (2,000 word equivalent)6001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (10 min/member, 1,000 word equivalent)2001, 02, 03