PHYL5511 Pathophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit provides and overview of the pathophysiology of the auditory and vestibular systems and includes the influence of genetic factors, neuro-developmental factors, acquired syndromes, age related factors and environmental and other diseases on the functioning of these systems. The use of advanced audiological and medical diagnostic assessments including electrophysiological and imaging techniques in the differential diagnosis and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders is presented.
- Students are able to (1) students can explain the genetics, embryology & development of the peripheral auditory, central auditory & vestibular systems; (2) students can explain the basic mechanisms of disease & injury; (3) students can explain the common syndromes/diseases/injuries involving the peripheral auditory, central auditory & vestibular systems; and (4) students can explain 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 and (2) end of semester written 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 written assignment and end of semester written examination components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Helmy Mulders
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or combined PhD Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
- PHYL5511: PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2, and PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication, and PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis (ID 3735)
- Advisable prior study:
- some anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended
- Contact hours
- lectures: equivalent to 1 hour per week; case-based tutorials: equivalent to 1 x 3-hours per week. Both lectures and tutorials are delivered in an intensive 5-week period, followed by clinical placements July–November.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.