PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY A

AUD4CAA

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is the first of four clinical practicum subjects. You will develop competence in basic adult audiological assessment through a combination of observation in clinical environments, computer simulations, independent learning and practice 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 begin to develop the critical and analytical thinking skills required to select appropriate tests, and interpret and integrate findings across the test battery. In addition, you will begin to develop 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 and must have passed 300 credit points. 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) 20096TH 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 cooperative 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:
Practicals, 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:
Practicals, 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. Implement with responsibility and accountability, infection control procedures in audiology.

Activities:
Laboratory class
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)

05. 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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, 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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Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 21
Eight 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Infection control assignment (equiv 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.20 04
Clinical skills assessment (1,750 words equivalent)Students will perform a basic assessment under exam conditions that will assess all intended learning outcomes50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Simulation assignment (equiv 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