Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about concepts and procedures used in objective measurements of hearing and site-of-lesion testing in audiology. Through lectures and workshops, you will learn about the origin of otoacoustic emissions and acoustically evoked potentials of the auditory pathway, including electrocochleography, auditory brainstem responses, middle and late latency potentials, and auditory steady state responses. Building on this theoretical knowledge, you will be taught skills in assessing otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials, and integrating the results of these objective techniques with behavioural tests used in audiological evaluations.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AUD4IDA and AUD4HES and AUD4PHL


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHandbook of clinical audiologyPrescribedKatz, Jack 2015Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health
ReadingsNew handbook of auditory evoked responses.PrescribedHall, James W 2006PEARSON
ReadingsAuditory evoked potentials: basic principles and clinical application.RecommendedBurkard, RF, Eggermont, JJ & Don, M 2007LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate and consolidate theoretical information on the anatomical and physiological principles as they apply to objective assessment techniques.

Lectures and practical sessions

02. Design and critically review the protocols and procedures for oto- acoustic emission and auditory evoked response measurements to inform sound clinical decision-making.

Lectures and practical sessions

03. Apply cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests and generate differential diagnoses for various hearing disorders

Lectures and practical sessions

04. Apply cognitive and technical skills to interpret clinical tests and generate differential diagnoses of central auditory disorders

Lectures and practical sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Class requirements

Practical Week: 32 - 38
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word assignmentAssignment relates to objective measures.20 01, 02, 03
One 3 hour written examination (3000 words equivalent)End of semester examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,000 word case studyCase study on interpretation and integration of diagnostic results20 02, 03, 04
Attendance at practical workshopsHurdle Requirement: Attendance at practical workshops is a hurdle requirement in order to accumulate the clinical skills 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 Competen 01, 02, 03, 04