PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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 provides a comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of sound generation and audiological measurements. Topics covered include the physics of sound, waves and their time-domain and frequency-domain analysis, Fourier or spectral analysis, decibel scales, sound pressure measurements, microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, frequency response and sound pressure calibration, noise measurement, weighting scales and band analysis, equal loudness contours, physics of sound source localisation, basic architectural acoustics, echo and reverberation, basic electronics, sampling, quantisation and aliasing, digital filtering, complex signal processing, basic audiometer design, noise analysis, evoked response and otoacoustic emission technology, and foundations of hearing aid design and implant technology.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the principles of electrodes and electrode measurement in evoked responses; (2) explain the principles of noise measurement and sound treatment, acoustic modelling and soundproof rooms; and (3) explain the principles of synchronous averaging for noise reduction strategies to reduce electrical interference.
Assessment
This comprises laboratory reports and other continuous assessment (20 per cent) and two theory examinations at the end of each of semesters 1 and 2 (80 per cent).

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:
PHYL5511: 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
equivalent to a 1-hour lecture plus a 3 hour case-based tutorial per week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week period, followed by clinical placements July–November.
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