PHYL5613 Audiology Practice Management

6 points
(see Timetable)

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.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Having theoretical knowledge is not sufficient to function as an effective professional audiologist. Modern clinical audiologists need to know how to apply that knowledge ethically and within the standards of various organisations that have an impact on the field of audiology.
Students are able to (1) understand the ethics, standards and practices of audiology in Australia and (2) be prepared for clinical practice with ancillary skills such as financial management, database management, computer skills, and inventory control and practices in the health sector environment.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment including case studies/seminars and (2) a final 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 continuous assessment including case studies/seminars and a final examination components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios & Dr Robyn Choi
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840); and completion of 48 points in the Master of Clinical Audiology
PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2 and PHYL5614 Audiology Research Project Part 2 and PHYL5617 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2
Advisable prior study:
semester 1 units are highly recommended
Contact hours
equivalent to 4 hours a week of lectures and practical work with hearing aids, similar technology and other rehabilitative procedures, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in January–March, each followed by two weeks of workshops, prior to attending external clinical placements

Hosford-Dunn, H. et al. Audiology Practice Management: Thieme Medical Publishers 2000

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  • 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.
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.