ACOUSTICS AND PSYCHOACOUSTICS

AUD4HES

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

An understanding of the nature of sounds (acoustics) and auditory perception (psychoacoustics) is fundamental to the field of Audiology. In this subject students will develop an understanding of basic concepts that underline acoustics, psychoacoustics and speech perception and will apply this knowledge to practical aspects of audiology.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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
ReadingsFundamentals of hearing: an introduction.RecommendedYost, JW 20075TH EDN, ACADEMIC PRESS, SAN DIEGO.
ReadingsIntroduction to sound: acoustics for the hearing and speech sciences.RecommendedSpeaks, CE 19993RD EDN, SINGULAR PUBLISHING GROUP, SAN DIEGO.
ReadingsAn Introduction to the Psychology of HearingRecommendedMoore, BCJ 20136TH EDN, BRILL
ReadingsSpeech Science PrimerRecommendedLawrence, JR 20116TH EDN, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate judgement in the application of sound (acoustics) to audiology practice

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

02. Demonstrate judgement in the application of perception of sound (psychoacoustic) to audiology practice

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

03. Demonstrate judgement in the application of acoustic phonetics (speech acoustics) to audiology practice

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes. Additional information (notes, websites, animations and an interactive 'additive synthesis demo' application) provided on the LMS/lab computers. Worksheet of practice problems (not assessed). Components of a written examination.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 13 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial every four weeks from week 13 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials begin in the 4th week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30 minute in class MCQ (500 words equivalent)Assessing Module 1 Material10 01, 02, 03
One 1000 word Practical/Experimental problem based learning reportAssessing Module 2 Material20 01, 02, 03
One 1000 word Practical/Experimental problem based learning reportAssessing Module 3 Material20 01, 02, 03
One 1.5 hour written Exam (1500 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03