Master of Audiological Sciences (coursework and dissertation)

The Master of Audiological Sciences provides students with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, including anatomy and physiology of hearing and deafness, audiological instrumentation, assessment, rehabilitation and advanced communication devices. In addition, this course provides research and development, scientific communication and practical skills in the field of audiology. The course has a strong research component which can be individually tailored to the students' background and interests, including the development of culturally appropriate audiological materials. This course does not lead to accreditation as an audiologist in Australia.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Audiological Sciences (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MCAudSci
Course code
73560
Course type
master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 Years
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios and Dr Helmy Mulders
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (96 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1PHYL5501Audiological Instrumentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) or the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840): PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1 and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System and PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560): PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System and PHYL5503 Professional and Scientific Communication and PHYL5504 Basic Adult Hearing Assessment
equivalent to a 1-hour lecture plus a 3-hour lab class per week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week courses, followed by two weeks of workshops prior to clinical placements in Feb-May
S1PHYL5503Professional and Scientific Communication
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System and PHYL5504 Basic Adult Hearing Assessment
1 lecture per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week
S1PHYL5504Basic Adult Hearing Assessment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System and PHYL5503 Professional and Scientific Communication
2 lectures per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week
S2PHYL5505Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
2 lectures per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week
S2PHYL5506Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis.
S1PHYL5510Physiology of the Auditory System
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) only: PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation and PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1 and PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation,for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) only: PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation and PHYL5503 Professional and scientific communication and PHYL5504 Basic adult hearing assessment
equivalent to 2 hours of lectures per week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course, followed by two weeks of workshops in February to May
S2PHYL5513Speech, Language and Communication
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840); or the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840):PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumental Part 2 and PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2 and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis; for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560): PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments and PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
lectures/tutorials/labs: equivalent to 2 hours per week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in June–August; plus a self-paced speech analysis assignment
S2PHYL5514Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) or Master of Audiological Sciences (73560); and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840): PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2 and PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2 and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication; for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560): PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments and PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
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
N/APHYL5612Community and Workplace Audiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) or the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points in the degree
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) and the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) only: PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2 and PHYL5614 Audiology Research Project Part 2 and PHYL5617 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2 for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) only: PHYL5622 Audiological Science Research Project Part 3 and PHYL5623 Audiological Science Research Project Part 4 and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
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
N/APHYL5618Basic Hearing Devices
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5619 Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment and PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1 and PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
2 lectures/week 2 workshop/practical classes per week
N/APHYL5619Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices and PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1 and PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
3 lectures/week 1 workshop/practical class per week
N/APHYL5620Audiological Science Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices and PHYL5619 Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment and PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
2 lectures/week 1 tutorial per week
N/APHYL5621Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices and PHYL5619 Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment and PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1
tutorials 1 per week
N/APHYL5622Audiological Science Research Project Part 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology and PHYL5623 Audiological Science Research Project Part 4 and PHYL5624 Advanced Hearing Devices
1 tutorial per week
N/APHYL5623Audiological Science Research Project Part 4
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology and PHYL5622 Audiological Science Research Project Part 3 and PHYL5624 Advanced Hearing Devices
1 tutorial per week
N/APHYL5624Advanced Hearing Devices
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560) and completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology and PHYL5622 Audiological Science Research Project Part 3 and PHYL5623 Audiological Science Research Project Part 4
2 lectures/week 1 tutorial per week 1 workshop per week

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA: and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 percent, from the most recent degree of at least one year full-time duration.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.