Master of Hearing Sciences (coursework and dissertation)
The Master of Hearing 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 title
- Master of Hearing Sciences (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- not available in 2022 (will be available in 2022)
- Administered by
- Human Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 Years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- 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.
Note: This course is not available in 2022 (will be available in 2022).
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (96 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||PHYL5501||Audiological Instrumentation||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|
|S1||PHYL5503||Professional and Scientific Communication||1 lecture per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week|
|S1||PHYL5504||Basic Adult Hearing Assessment||2 lectures per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week|
|S2||PHYL5505||Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments||2 lectures per week 2 workshop/practical classes per week|
|S2||PHYL5506||Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment|
|S1||PHYL5510||Physiology of the Auditory System||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|
|S2||PHYL5513||Speech, Language and Communication||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|
|S1, S2||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|
|S2||PHYL5612||Community and Workplace Audiology||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/A||PHYL5618||Basic Hearing Devices||2 lectures/week 2 workshop/practical classes per week|
|N/A||PHYL5619||Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment||3 lectures/week 1 workshop/practical class per week|
|N/A||PHYL5620||Audiological Science Research Project Part 1||2 lectures/week 1 tutorial per week|
|N/A||PHYL5621||Audiological Science Research Project Part 2||tutorials 1 per week|
|N/A||PHYL5622||Audiological Science Research Project Part 3||1 tutorial per week|
|N/A||PHYL5623||Audiological Science Research Project Part 4||1 tutorial per week|
|N/A||PHYL5624||Advanced Hearing Devices||2 lectures/week 1 tutorial per week 1 workshop per week|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
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