PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers various objective tests of auditory and general neural function that utilise objective electrophysiological and acoustic physiological responses. Techniques covered include auditory, visual and somatosensory-evoked response averaging, including ECoG, ABR, MLR, SSEP and cortical responses, cochlear mechanics and their measurement through otoacoustic emissions and masking functions, assessment of the vestibular system with electronystagmography and caloric testing. Technical issues concerning the test equipment are also covered.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the generation and measurement of the different evoked responses in audition and balance (including ECoG, ABR, AMLR, AVR, PAMR, OAE, ENG, VEMP); (2) explain the technical aspects of evoked response measurement, including electrode contact, amplification, filtering and averaging; and (3) explain the contamination of evoked responses with noise and interference and its minimisation.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory reports and (2) theory 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
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840);
and
PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
Co-requisites:
PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2; PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2; PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
Advisable prior study:
some biology/physiology and physics is recommended
Contact hours
lectures/lab classes: equivalent to 4 hours a week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in June‚ÄďAugust; plus self-paced assignments and tutorials
Text

Aminoff, M. J. Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology, 4th edn: Churchill Livingstone Press 1999

Recommended reading

Hall, J. Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses: Allyn & Bacon 1992

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