INTRODUCTION TO DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY

AUD4IDA

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of activities including lectures, assignments, quizzes and written exams designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities to support your learning.

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Audiology: The fundamentals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBess, F. & Humes, LE

Year2008

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & 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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Handbook of clinical audiology.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKatz, J et al

Year2014

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, BALTIMORE.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Integrate theoretical knowledge about diagnostic pure tone audiometric assessment techniques to generate sound clinical hypotheses.
02. Integrate theoretical knowledge about tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing and speech audiometry assessment techniques to generate sound clinical hypotheses.
03. Accurately determine the nature and level of hearing impairment through appropriate diagnostic testing.
04. Clearly report complex audiological problems and proposed solutions based on test results.
05. Develop appropriate management plans and referral pathways based on professional knowledge and test results.

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-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One written 1.5 hour online examination (1500-words equivalent). Short answer questions based on content covered over the course of the semester

A pass in this assessment is required to pass the subject as students must demonstrate an understanding of matters in this subject before going on placement.  It also strengthens the course for accreditation requirements  

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Clinical report writing assignment (1000 words equivalent))

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

3 x 20 minute short answer question examination (equivalent to 1000 words) (5% each)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2