PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840);
PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
- 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–August; plus self-paced assignments and tutorials
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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