PHYL5616 Audiology Research Project Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students undertake a research project under the supervision of an academic or audiological professional approved by the unit coordinator. The research project forms an integral part of the master's degree course. Students conduct research in one of the following fields: (1) physiology or psychoacoustics of hearing; (2) epidemiology of hearing loss; (3) the sociological consequences of hearing impairment; (4) treatment strategies of hearing impairment; or (5) audiological practice in the community or workplace. Projects are chosen by the student in collaboration with an accredited supervisor and are undertaken after submission of a research plan to the unit coordinator as well as a presentation of a seminar. In order to pass the unit, a pass is required in the written proposal/seminar, the final seminar and the written report.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the goals of research in audiology and related fields; (2) explain the process of planning research, including determination of research needs, literature searching, critical appraisal of previous research, wide consultation, estimation of achievability of research goals and contingency planning; (3) explain the process of budgeting for research; (4) explain the processes of data collection and analysis, and the importance of an unbiased approach and appropriate statistical analysis; and (5) explain the importance of ethics in research and research design, the many issues that impact on ethical research processes and data management, and the importance of the research proposal and ethics committee clearance before research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ethics application; (2) literature review; and (3) online research modules. 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 ethics application, literature review, and online research modules components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) and completion of 48 points in the degree
Co-requisites:
for PHYL5616: PHYL5610 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1, PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis, PHYL5615 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 1; for PHYL5614: PHYL5617 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2, PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2 and PHYL5613 Audiology Practice Management (ID 3740)
Contact hours
highly variable depending on project, but assumed to be equivalent to 4 hours per week
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