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 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

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Handbook of clinical audiology.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKatz, J et al

Year2014

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

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Audiology diagnosis.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTHIEME, NY.

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Audiology: the fundamentals.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBess, FB & Humes, LE

Year2008

Edition/Volume4TH 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 required3 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)
Domestic-Metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRenee Garuccio

Class requirements

Examination Week: 43 - 43
One 1.00 h examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Non-central clinical exam will be conducted in week 46. Exam will be in HS1 LCC (Level"

Examination Week: 37 - 37
One 0.50 h examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Screening assessment - non central. To take place in HS1 LCC level 4"

Practical Week: 43 - 43
One 2.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

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 outcomes

N/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