INTRODUCTION TO DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY

AUD4IDA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the fundamental clinical assessment procedures used in the audiological evaluation of adult patients. Through lectures and online workshop activities, you will be taught how to take case histories, perform otoscopy, pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance tests as well as speech discrimination tests. You will explore clinical decision making skills, as you learn to select and administer appropriate tests, to interpret and integrate your audiological findings and write comprehensive reports incorporating referrals and appropriate management strategies.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

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 HCS2IAA, HCS3IHB and HCS3PCA; 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) 20147TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.
ReadingsAudiology diagnosis.RecommendedRoeser, RJ, Valente, M & Hosford-Dunn, H (eds) 2007THIEME, NY.
ReadingsAudiology: The fundamentalsRecommendedBess, F. & Humes, LE 20084TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate theoretical knowledge about diagnostic pure tone audiometric assessment techniques to generate sound clinical hypotheses.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

02. Integrate theoretical knowledge about tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing and speech audiometry assessment techniques to generate sound clinical hypotheses.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

03. Accurately determine the nature and level of hearing impairment through appropriate diagnostic testing.

Activities:
Lecture and workshop classes.

04. Clearly report complex audiological problems and proposed solutions based on test results.

Activities:
Report-writing tutorial. Lectures and workshops. Written examination.

05. Develop appropriate management plans and referral pathways based on professional knowledge and test results.

Activities:
Report-writing tutorial. Lectures and workshops. Written examination.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One two-hour written examination (2000 words equivalent).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical report writing assignment (1500 words equivalent))35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
3x 20 minute quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)15 01, 02