PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY A

AUD4CAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is the first off your clinical practicum subjects. You will be taught to develop competence in basic adult audiological assessment through a combination of observation in clinical environments, computer simulations, independent learning and practice hearing 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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Audiology: the fundamentals.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBess, FB & Humes, LE

Year2008

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

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Audiology diagnosis.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRoeser, RJ, Valente, M & Hosford-Dunn, H

Year2007

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PublisherTHIEME, NY.

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Handbook of clinical audiology.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKatz, J et al

Year2014

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsLCC only

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Evaluate and select appropriate clinical tests required to conduct basic audiological evaluations.
03. Analyse and interpret information from the basic test battery to determine the nature and degree of hearing impairment.
04. Undertake professional practice with initiative and accountability.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 14 - 17
Three 2.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"HS3-402"

Placement - Off Site Week: 22 - 22
One 3.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical placement at LTU LCC - HS1Level 4"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 21
Seven 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 10-13, 18, 19 & 21"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 21
One 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
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.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
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 outcomesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Adult Screening (equivalent to 500 words) Students will perform an adult screening assessment on a peer. This will assess all intended learning outcomes.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4