PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed sequentially to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit covers the theoretical and practical aspects of audiological assessment of children and adults, the critical and analytical thinking used to select tests and specific test materials, and current literature and research. Topics also include history taking (paediatric and adult), otoscopy, tuning fork tests, pure tone air and bone conduction testing, sound field testing, masking, speech recognition testing (paediatric and adult), acoustic impedance and reflex testing, site-of-lesion testing (SISI, tone decay, Bekesy audiometry, Stenger testing), imaging technology, integrating audiological results, providing feedback to patients and report writing, literature searches and critical appraisal, critical thinking, basic statistics and experimental design. All components of the assessment must be passed in order to pass this unit.
- Students are able to (1) explain principles of basic audiological assessment of adults, including otoscopy, audiometry, tuning fork testing, tympanometry, history taking, otoacoustic emissions testing, basic evoked response testing, and speech testing; (2) competently complete a full audiological assessment on adult patients including obtaining an appropriate history, otoscopy, impedance testing, pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry and provide appropriate feedback and management strategies to the patient; and (3) integrate audiological test results and write audiological reports, and make appropriate recommendations for further action.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a theory examination; (2) a clinical examination; and (3) continuous assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a theory examination component.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Helen Goulios
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
- for PHYL5502: PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System, PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation Part 1, PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation (except for PhD students, see unit coordinator); for PHYL5512: PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2, PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication, PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
- Contact hours
- equivalent to 4 hours per week as a mix of lectures/practical classes/Practical Classes plus 200 hours of supervised clinical placements at audiology clinics as arranged by the clinical coordinator; delivery of theoretical material occurs in two intensive 5-week courses in February–March and July–August, followed by two weeks in both semesters of hands-on work at UWA, before each round of supervised external clinical placements
- Unit Outline
Katz, J., ed. Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 7th edn: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2015
Various texts from the Johnstone-Peters Library of Hearing Science in Physiology.
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