PHYL5504 Basic Adult Hearing Assessment

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The unit covers the theoretical and practical aspects of audiological assessment of adults, the critical and analytical thinking used to select appropriate tests. Topics include history taking, otoscopy, tuning fork tests, pure tone air and bone conduction testing, sound field testing, masking, speech recognition testing, acoustic impedance and reflex testing, integrating audiological results and report writing. All components of the assessment must be passed in order to pass this unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate principles of basic audiological assessment of adults, including otoscopy, audiometry, tuning fork testing, tympanometry, history taking, and speech testing; (2) complete a full audiological assessment on adult patients including obtaining an appropriate history, otoscopy, impedance testing, pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry; and (3) generate recommendations using test results and audiological reports.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) practical assignments; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios and Dr Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
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
Contact hours
2 lectures per week
2 workshop/practical classes per week
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