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 Heath, 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 ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 11-45, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 11 - 45
One 0.50 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 45 and delivered via blended.
"Supervisor Supervision"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 45
Six 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
A3: Written assignment: 10,000 word thesis dissertation (includes tables, references, A1 and A2) Draft providing formative assessment - students are expected to incorporate comments into final thesisN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
A2: Written assignment: 2,000 word literature review Draft providing formative assessment - students are expected to incorporate comments into final thesis.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
A1: Written assignment: 1,500 word methodsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3