PHYL5511 Pathophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides and overview of the pathophysiology of the auditory and vestibular systems and includes the influence of genetic factors, neuro-developmental factors, acquired syndromes, age-related factors and environmental and other diseases on the functioning of these systems. The use of advanced audiological and medical diagnostic assessments, including electrophysiological and imaging techniques in the differential diagnosis and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders, is presented.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the genetics, embryology and development of the peripheral auditory, central auditory and vestibular systems; (2) explain the basic mechanisms of disease and injury; (3) explain the common syndromes/diseases/injuries involving the peripheral auditory, central auditory and vestibular systems; and (4) explain the medical and surgical treatment of common syndromes/diseases/injuries of the peripheral auditory, central auditory and vestibular systems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment and (2) end-of-semester written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
or
combined PhD Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2,
and
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication,
and
PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
Advisable prior study:
some anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended
Contact hours
lectures: equivalent to 1 hour per week; case-based Practical Classes: equivalent to 1 x 3-hours per week. Both lectures and Practical Classes are delivered in an intensive 5-week period, followed by clinical placements July–November.
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