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CAUD8002 – Adult Hearing Assessment

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Lindsey Van Yper
Mridula Sharma
Mridula Sharma
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MClinAudiology
Corequisites Corequisites
(CAUD803 or CAUD8003) and (CAUD804 or CAUD8004) and (CAUD819 or CAUD8001)
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit will provide an understanding of the theoretical framework of psychoacoustics underlying hearing threshold, hearing loss and related audiometric concepts; equip students with skills required to perform standard audiometric assessments of adults and older children, including otoscopy, pure tone audiometry, speech discrimination testing, clinical masking, and acoustic immittance; and facilitate the development of problem-solving and clinical integration skills for interpretation of audiological information, appropriate clinical decision making and referral.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Explain the theoretical framework of psychoacoustics underlying hearing threshold, hearing loss and related audiometric concepts.
  • ULO2: Perform basic audiometric assessments of adults and older children, including otoscopy, pure tone audiometry, speech discrimination testing, clinical masking, and acoustic immittance.
  • ULO3: Discuss the clinical application of the basic audiological testing in an adult population.
  • ULO4: Apply problem-solving strategies to make clinical decisions and to integrate and interpret audiological information.

Assessment Tasks

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Late Assessment Task Procedure

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  • Extensions will only be granted on documented evidence of significant disruption to your studies and can be requested by completing a Special Consideration request via ask.mq.edu.au with the requisite supporting documentation.
  • Unless you have been granted an extension under special consideration, a penalty of 5% of the total marks for the assessment task per day (with the weekend counting as one day) will apply to late submissions.
  • Unless otherwise negotiated, assessment tasks will not be accepted at all AFTER the date on which the marked assignments are returned to students in the unit.

Delivery and Resources

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