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PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports and (2) theory examination. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the laboratory reports and theory examination components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor 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) 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): For Semester 1 enrolment in PHYL5514; PHYL5610 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1 and PHYL5615 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 1 and PHYL5616 Audiology Research Project Part 1 for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560):): For Semester 1 enrolment in PHYL5514; PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices and PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1 and PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2

For students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840): For Semester 2 enrolment in PHYL5514; PHYL5511 Pathophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems (ID 3730), PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2 (ID 3732) and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication (ID 3734) for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560):): For Semester 2 enrolment in PHYL5514; PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication (ID 3734), PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments (ID 7445) and PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment (ID 7446).
Advisable prior study:
some biology/physiology and physics is recommended
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
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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