UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHYL5614 Audiology Research Project Part 2

Credit 6 points
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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 to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students undertake a research project under the supervision of an academic or audiological professional approved by the unit coordinator. The research project forms an integral part of the master's degree course. Students conduct research in one of the following fields: (1) physiology or psychoacoustics of hearing; (2) epidemiology of hearing loss; (3) the sociological consequences of hearing impairment; (4) treatment strategies of hearing impairment; or (5) audiological practice in the community or workplace. Projects are chosen by the student in collaboration with an accredited supervisor and are undertaken after submission of a research plan to the unit coordinator as well as a presentation of a seminar. In order to pass the unit, a pass is required in the written proposal/seminar, the final seminar and the written report.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the goals of research in audiology and related fields; (2) explain the process of planning research, including determination of research needs, literature searching, critical appraisal of previous research, wide consultation, estimation of achievability of research goals and contingency planning; (3) explain the process of budgeting for research; (4) explain the processes of data collection and analysis, and the importance of an unbiased approach and appropriate statistical analysis; (5) explain the importance of ethics in research and research design, the many issues that impact on ethical research processes and data management, and the importance of the research proposal and ethics committee clearance before research; (6) use this understanding of research processes to conduct a novel piece of research; and (7) produce a professionally written report of research, and present the material in seminar format to a group of peers, including suggestions for future research.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) continuous assessments; (2) presentations of research proposal and budget; (3) ethics application; (4) final written research report; and (5) seminar presentation of research. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the continuous assessments, presentations of research proposal and budget, ethics application, final written research report, and seminar presentation of research components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Res Assoc Prof Helmy Mulders and Dr Helen Goulios
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) and completion of 48 points in the degree
Co-requisites: for PHYL5616: PHYL5610 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1, PHYL5613 Audiology Practice Management, PHYL5615 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 1; for PHYL5614: PHYL5617 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2, PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology, PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2
Contact hours highly variable depending on project, but assumed to be equivalent to 4 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYL5614/TS-R-3/2017

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