Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses the fundamentals of epidemiology within hearing and balance pathology. A particular emphasis on hearing difficulties within the indigenous community will be provided. The purpose of this subject is to help students interpret the mass of epidemiological literature within the audiology field and various types of data that they might come across as future audiologists. The information will be essential for students who plan on engaging in future hearing and balance assessment and management.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Loeliger

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHCCA or HZHCAU


Incompatible subjectsHCS2IHB

Equivalent subjectsHCS2IHB

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate the importance of epidemiological data that applies to hearing pathology.
02. Critically evaluate and interpret epidemiological data that applies to hearing pathology.
03. Critically evaluate and interpret fundamental epidemiological measures of frequency and association that apply to hearing pathology.
04. Critically apply knowledge of epidemiological concepts as it applies to hearing pathology in Indigenous communities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 48-50, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Loeliger

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 48 - 48
Five 7.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2250 word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 30 minute group presentation - (5 minutes per student = 500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 60-minute written exam

N/AOther written examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4