Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Research in audiology is a rapidly progressing field which translates into changes in clinical practice. Audiologists require a strong grasp of how to search for evidence in the literature to inform their own clinical practice. This subject will provide students with the knowledge of how clinical decisions can be based on valid and reliable evidence, with particular reference to a chosen area of interest within the field of audiology. Learning in this subject will be assessed through an individually written thesis and a research project. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of activities including lectures, independent research and assignments 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 subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have passed at least one of the following subjects: (AUD5CAB, AUD5RHD, AUD5LSA, or AUD5ADA)


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

Career Ready


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
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. Critically evaluate and critique the literature in the field of Audiology
02. Design, implement and disseminate an independently directed research study of relevance to the field of audiology.
03. Generate and address answerable evidence-based hypotheses of relevance to the field of Audiology.
04. Communicate complex concepts regarding the validity of scientific evidence and clinical applicability/potential for change in clinical practice.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, All Year, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 10 - 43
One 7.50 hours independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
The independent research activities include but are not limited to: literature search, data collection, data analysis, write up etc. Please note that most of the activities are independent and no-contact.

LectureWeek: 10 - 43
Six 2.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 11 - 43
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Supervisor Supervision


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute individual oral presentation (1000-word equivalent). The presentation will describe the proposed research project aims, literature review and proposed methodology.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written thesis (10,000-word equivalent). Students are to prepare a written thesis in a format which is suitable for the discipline and the type of research undertaken. Students will be expected to communicate all aspects of their research clearly.

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4