Credit points: 15
The audiological assessment of young children requires specialised clinical knowledge and skills. In this subject, you will be provided with a broad understanding of the principles underlying the assessment and clinical management of neonates, infants and children under 5years of age. Through lectures, you learn about normal child development, causes of hearing loss in children, auditory processing disorders and the impact of childhood hearing impairment. The subject will include newborn hearing screening programmes aimed at identifying hearing loss as early in life as possible. Behavioural assessment techniques used in screening and diagnostic paediatric audiology are presented. Through a series of workshops, you will acquire skills in behavioural audiological assessments including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA), Play Audiometry and Auditory Processing Disorders.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Anderson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesAUD4IDA AND AUD4PHL AND AUD4HES
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Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Hearing in children.
AuthorNorthern, J L & Downs, M P
PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.
Comprehensive handbook of paediatric audiology.
AuthorSeewald, R and Tharpe, A M
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 2.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1500-word written assignment||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
|One two-hour written exam at the end of semester (2,000 word equivalent) Mixture of short answer questions and case studies||N/A||N/A||No||55||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|One 1,000 word assignment||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Attendance at practical workshops Hurdle: Attendance at practical workshops is a hurdle requirement in order to accumulate the clinical skills required for professional accreditation. The practical workshops address the following competencies: -Performs VRA as tester and distracter; -Performs play audiometry, using air conduction and appropriate masking when needed. These competencies are part of Audiology Australia's Core Knowledge||N/A||N/A||Yes||null||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|