PAEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY

AUD5LSA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesAUD4IDA AND AUD4PHL AND AUD4HES

Co-requisitesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Hearing in children.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNorthern, J L & Downs, M P

Year2014

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.

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Comprehensive handbook of paediatric audiology.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSeewald, R and Tharpe, A M

Year2016

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PublisherPLURAL PUBLISHING.

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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. Critically reflect on the epidemiology and aetiology of childhood hearing impairment and relate to normal developmental milestones.
02. Critically analyse the role of hearing screening in early identification of hearing impairment
03. Defend clinical choices in paediatric hearing assessment by critically evaluating research findings..
04. Implement and justify developmentally appropriate hearing assessments including behavioural response audiometry (BOA), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), play audiometry, and auditory processing disorder testing.
05. Integrate information from subjective reports, research publications, ethical considerations and behavioural test results, to formulate sound clinical recommendations for paediatric clients

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBojana Sarkic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 32 - 38
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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1500-word written assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo25 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 studiesN/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1,000 word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 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 KnowledgeN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5