INTRODUCTION TO HEARING SCIENCE

HCS2IAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The auditory system extends from the external ear to the auditory cortex. The journey of sound will be the general topic of this subject. The role of hearing in communication and speech will be explored. The physiological process of hearing, from a mechanical vibration to sound comprehension, will be explained. The basic knowledge gained in this subject will provide a platform for audiologists to understand the pathology of the auditory system.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students in HZHCAU and HZHCCA for which this subject is core.

Special conditionsStudents admitted in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCAU) or the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology (HZHCCA) will be given preference over students not enrolled in this course. This subject has a quota.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Human physiology: the mechanisms of body Function

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVander, A, Sherman, J and Luciano, D

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.

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Principles of physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBerne, R and Levy, M

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMOSBY, ST LOUIS.

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Textbook of medical physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGuyton, A and Hall, J

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA.

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An introduction to the physiology of hearing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPickles, J

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING, NETHERLANDS.

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Human physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavies, A, Blakely, A and Kidd, C

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

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Lecture notes on human physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBray, J, et al

Year1999

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.

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Review of medical physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGanong, W

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMCGRAW HILL, NEW YORK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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Ballantyne's deafness

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGraham, J

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY, LONDON.

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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. Interpret and explain the nature and properties of sound and of sound perception.
02. Analyse and explain the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.
03. Analyse and explain neuro-anatomy and physiology as it relates to the auditory system.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Anderson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 34 - 43
Four 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four tutorials over the 12 week period.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30-minute in-class quiz (equivalent to 1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3

One 1500-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3

One 2-hour written exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3