PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
- PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology
- Contact hours
- 2 lectures per week
2 workshop/practical classes per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.