PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces the students to ear and vestibular diseases and their treatments. Topics include the influence of genetic factors, neuro-developmental factors, acquired syndromes, age related factors and environmental and other diseases on the functioning of auditory and vestibular systems. The use of medical diagnostic assessments including electrophysiological and imaging techniques in the differential diagnosis and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders is introduced.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) characterise the genetics, embryology & development of the peripheral auditory, central auditory & vestibular systems; (2) analyse the basic mechanisms of disease & injury; (3) analyse the common syndromes/diseases/injuries involving the peripheral auditory, central auditory & vestibular systems; and (4) evaluate the medical & surgical treatment of common syndromes/diseases/injuries of the peripheral auditory, central auditory & vestibular systems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) oral presentation; and (3) end of semester written examination. 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:
PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment
and
PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
and
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
Contact hours
2 lectures per week
2 workshop/practical classes per week
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