Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology
The University of Western Australia is the only Australian university which offers a combined PhD and master's degree in audiology which can be completed over four years. Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders.
The Clinical Audiology course commences in January, with a new intake of students in even-numbered years only. It is an intensive full-time course with tuition divided between intensive modules and clinical placements. The intensive modules require full-time attendance, equivalent to 40 hours per week, over their whole duration which is usually seven weeks. Clinical placements are managed by the Clinical Coordinator.
- Course title
- Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology
- Award abbreviation
- PhD, MClinAudiol
- Course code
- Course type
- combined postgraduate (coursework only and thesis only)
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science; Graduate Research School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Professional accreditation
- Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by: Audiological Society of Australia.
- Standard course duration
- 4 years
- Time limit
- 8 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP (master's degree) and RTP (PhD)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Helen Goulios and Dr Helmy Mulders
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take unit(s) to the value of 60 points:
|NS||PHYL5502||Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1|
|NS||PHYL5510||Physiology of the Auditory System|
|NS||PHYL5511||Pathophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems|
|NS||PHYL5512||Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2|
|NS||PHYL5513||Speech, Language and Communication|
|NS||PHYL5514||Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis|
|NS||PHYL5515||Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation|
|N/A||PHYL5610||Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1|
|N/A||PHYL5611||Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2|
|N/A||PHYL5612||Community and Workplace Audiology|
|N/A||PHYL5613||Audiology Practice Management|
|N/A||PHYL5615||Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 1|
|N/A||PHYL5617||Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 94, a miminum score of 27 in the Writing section, a miminum score of 23 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 24.
(b) satisfied the requirements of Doctor of Philosophy Rule 2;
(2) A current National Police Certificate, National Criminal History Check or equivalent certification from country of residence, indicating no criminal conviction. The currency of a National Police Certificate or a National Criminal History Check is 12 months.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10. Unless the Faculty and the Board approve otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress in accordance with Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
(a) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in any of the units: PHYL5501/PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 1/Part 2; PHYL5502/PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1/Part 2; PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System; or PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation;
Submission of research proposal
14.(1) A student must provide a research proposal through the Head of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology and supervisor(s) within six months from the date of first enrolment for the degree.
15. The Faculty, after seeking appropriate advice, may grant credit towards the degree of Master of Clinical Audiology up to a maximum of 48 points for work previously completed towards that degree at this University.
16. Unless the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology permits otherwise, students must complete the units required under Rule 7 within four calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the combined course.
Qualification for award
17. A student who completes the units required under Rule 7 and completes the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy will qualify for the degrees of Master of Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy.