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CAUD803 – Theoretical Bases of Audiology

2017 – S1 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Cath McMahon
Lecturer
Jorg Buchholz
Phillip Nakad
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MClinAudiology
Corequisites Corequisites
CAUD802 and CAUD804 and CAUD819
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit will: - equip students with the theoretical concepts underpinning audiological assessment techniques and aural rehabilitation strategies. This includes an in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system; - provide core acoustic concepts including the nature of sound and the principles of sound transmission and room acoustics and discuss how these apply to audiometric test environments and equipment calibration; and - facilitate the development of problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills, particularly when audiometric information appears inconsistent.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  2. to develop an understanding of common disorders of the auditory system and the underlying pathophysiology
  3. to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Anatomy & Physiology Quiz 15% 14/03/2017
Acoustics Quiz 15% 23/03/2017
Exam 40% Exam period
Case-based Assessment: 30% 08/05/2017

Anatomy & Physiology Quiz

Due: 14/03/2017
Weighting: 15%

This exercise aims to integrate and apply the knowledge of auditory anatomy and physiology that you have acquired throughout lectures A1-3 of this unit. 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing

Acoustics Quiz

Due: 23/03/2017
Weighting: 15%

This exercise aims to integrate and apply the knowledge of acoustics that you have acquired throughout lectures B1-4 of this unit. 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Exam

Due: Exam period
Weighting: 40%

The aim is to integrate and apply the theory learned in this unit. To be announced. The examination will be scheduled within the University’s mid-year examination period. This exam will be 3 hours in duration. 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  • to develop an understanding of common disorders of the auditory system and the underlying pathophysiology
  • to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Case-based Assessment:

Due: 08/05/2017
Weighting: 30%

This case-based assignment aims to evaluate your understanding of a specific auditory disorder and classroom acoustics in your application to a clinical case. This will be provided on the CAUD803 iLearn website.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  • to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Delivery and Resources

This unit is a blended unit and includes both online and face-to-face delivery.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

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Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Graduate Capabilities

PG - Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  • to develop an understanding of common disorders of the auditory system and the underlying pathophysiology
  • to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Assessment tasks

  • Anatomy & Physiology Quiz
  • Acoustics Quiz
  • Exam
  • Case-based Assessment:

PG - Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  • to develop an understanding of common disorders of the auditory system and the underlying pathophysiology

Assessment tasks

  • Anatomy & Physiology Quiz
  • Exam
  • Case-based Assessment:

PG - Research and Problem Solving Capability

Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of the auditory system and how it functions and the need for binaural hearing
  • to develop an understanding of acoustics, sound transmission and instrument calibration

Assessment tasks

  • Anatomy & Physiology Quiz
  • Acoustics Quiz
  • Exam
  • Case-based Assessment: