PHYL5620 Audiological Science Research Project Part 1

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
The research units 1-4 are taken over two successive semesters. 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. Students are allocated to a project in collaboration with an appropriate supervisor. Research unit 1 will introduce students to 1) ethics in research, 2) basic statistics, 3) experimental design and methods, 4) experimental error and bias and 4) different types of scientific communication.
Students are able to (1) characterise the goals of research in audiology and related fields; (2) evaluate the process of planning audiological 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) outline the process of budgeting for audiological research; (4) evaluate the processes of data collection and analysis in audiological research, and the importance of an unbiased approach and appropriate statistical analysis; (5) evaluate the importance of ethics in audiological 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.; (6) demonstrate an ability to gather information relevant to audiological research; and (7) plan, manage and execute an independent project in audiological research.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written ethics application; (2) literature review; and (3) online research modules. 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)
completion of 48 points
PHYL5618 Basic Hearing Devices
PHYL5619 Complex Adult and Paediatric Assessment
PHYL5621 Audiological Science Research Project Part 2
Contact hours
2 lectures/week
1 tutorial per week
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