PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports and (2) theory examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
Master of Audiological Sciences (73560);
PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
for students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840):
PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2
PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication; for students enrolled in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560): PHYL5505 Introduction to Ear Diseases and Treatments
PHYL5506 Basic Paediatric Hearing Assessment
PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication
Advisable prior study:
some biology/physiology and physics is recommended
Contact hours
lectures/lab classes: equivalent to 4 hours a week, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in June‚ÄďAugust; plus self-paced assignments and tutorials

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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