PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY B

AUD5CAB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Building on the knowledge and practical skills gained in Clinical Audiology A, this subject provides you with an opportunity to consolidate your skills in audiological assessment of adults and children. Through a combination of off-campus clinical placements and focused workshops, you will be taught to develop independence, professionalism and communication skills. You will be provided with an expanded range of casework, including hearing aid assessments and objective techniques. The learnings in this subject will be assessed by examination, portfolio, a written report and assessment at clinical placement.
Professional accreditation requires a minimum level of clinical exposure. Students attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting this requirement for professional recognition as an audiologist.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD4IDA and AUD4HES and AUD4PHL and AUD4CAA

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 & 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 & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competently perform pure tone audiometry, immittance audiometry and speech audiometry testing on adult and paediatric patients.

Activities:
Off-campus clinical placement.

02. Evaluate and select appropriate clinical tests required to conduct complex audiological evaluations. Integrate information from the basic test battery and interpret results to determine the nature and level of hearing impairment.

Activities:
Problem based learning and simulation

03. Apply advanced knowledge and skills in audiology practice demonstrating personal accountability.

Activities:
Off-campus clinical placement

04. Competently perform paediatric screening.

Activities:
Off-campus clinical placement

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 29-48, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 40 - 43
Eight 1.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 250 hours of placement across the duration of their enrolment. In this subject students may complete up to 8 placement days on-site or off-site. (these hours will contribute towards professional accreditation) "

Tutorial Week: 31 - 38
Four 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Examination Week: 43 - 43
One 1.0 hours examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-central exam. In HS1 LCC 4th floor"

Examination Week: 41 - 41
One 3.0 hours examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-central paediatric screenings At a childcare center"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A 60 min clinical examination including VIVA (3000 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Certificate of completion, Health Records Act online course (10 min, 170 words equivalent)5 03
Practical report (500 word equivalent)10 02, 03, 04
Satisfactory completion of clinical placementHurdle requirement - compulsory attendance (for accreditation) 01, 02, 03, 04
Practical report (500 word equivalent)10 02, 03, 04
Paediatric Screening (500 word equivalent)Students must pass this assessment in order to pass the subject. Competence demonstrated during the paediatric screening is required for professional accreditation. If, for extenuating circumstances that are consistent with the University's Special Consideration policy , students are unable to complete required clinical hours, alternative arrangements will be negotiated. See Audiology Australia's Core Comp15 04