PHYL5511 Pathophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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.
- 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.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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
- enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
combined PhD Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
- PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2,
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication,
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.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.