PHYL5619 Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
The unit covers the theoretical and practical aspects of audiological assessment of children, the critical and analytical thinking used to select appropriate tests. Topics include history taking, otoscopy, behavioural assessment techniques, pediatric speech testing, acoustic impedance and reflex testing, other objective testing techniques including ototacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem responses, integrating audiological results and report writing.
Students are able to (1) evaluate assessment and management of complex clients and related issues testing techniques including ototacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem responses; (2) assess site of lesion testing using the battery of hearing diagnostic tests; (3) assess tinnitus pathology, assessment and treatment options, including masking, psychological approaches and other management strategies; (4) characterise the use of objective hearing tests in the differential diagnosis of children; (5) evalute the functional consequences of auditory processing disorders and understand the principles of intervention and appropriate management strategies for these disorders; (6) evalute the functional consequences of auditory neuropathy in children and the use of appropriate management strategies; and (7) evaluate the range of audiological management options available for children and young adults with all degrees and types of hearing impairment..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) essay; and (3) case-based written assignments. 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) and completion of 48 points
PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices and PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1 and PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
Contact hours
3 lectures/week
1 workshop/practical class per week
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