PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY A

AUD4CAA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is the first off our clinical practicum subjects. You will be taught to develop competence inbasic adult audiological assessment through a combination of observation inclinical environments, computer simulations, independent learning and practicehearing assessments, on real clients. You will apply your knowledge of fundamental clinical assessment procedures learned in AUD4IDA (Introduction to Diagnostic Audiology), including history taking, client preparation, otoscopy,pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance assessment and speech discrimination testing. You will be introduced to critical and analytical thinking skills required to select appropriate tests, and interpret and integrate findings across the test battery. In addition, you will be taught skills in client interaction and professional conduct in a clinical setting. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through skills test and assignment work.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHCCA, HZHAUD, HZHCAU Or Must be admitted in HMAUD and no other rule applies. .

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiology.PrescribedKatz, J et al (eds) 20147TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE.
ReadingsAudiology diagnosis.RecommendedRoeser, RJ, Valente, M & Hosford-Dunn, H (eds) 2007THIEME, NY.
ReadingsAudiology: the fundamentals.RecommendedBess, FB & Humes, LE 20084TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply technical knowledge and skills to perform basic pure tone audiometry, immittance audiometry and speech audiometry on adult patients.

Activities:
On campus clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

02. Evaluate and select appropriate clinical tests required to conduct basic audiological evaluations.

Activities:
Tutorials, simulation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Analyse and interpret information from the basic test battery to determine the nature and degree of hearing impairment.

Activities:
Tutorials, simulation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Undertake professional practice with initiative and accountability.

Activities:
On campus clinical placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Class requirements

Practical Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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Tutorial Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Examination Week: 22 - 22
One 1.0 hours examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-central clinical exam will be conducted in week 25. Exam will be in HS1 LCC (Level"

Examination Week: 16 - 16
One 0.5 hours examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Screening assessment - non central. To take place in HS1 LCC level 4 "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Hearing Screening assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words)Students will be required to independently research infection control procedures and guidelines in audiology and prepare a two-page summary for their own use in future clinical placements.10 01, 02, 03
Simulation assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words)Students will be asked to conduct a simulated hearing test with emphasis placed on the accuracy of masked thresholds.30 01, 02
Clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Students must pass this assessment in order to pass the subject. Students will perform a basic assessment under exam conditions that will assess all intended learning outcomes50 01, 02, 03, 04
Adult Screening (equivalent to 500 words)Students will perform an adult screening assessment on a peer. This will assess all intended learning outcomes.10 01, 02, 03, 04