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CAUD8004 – Clinical Practicum I

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
Yee-Foong Stone
Chevelle Krumins
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Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MClinAudiology
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This unit is offered on a pass/fail basis. This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills in basic adult audiological assessment, assist students' interpretation and integration of audiological information and provide students with an opportunity to develop a professional approach to audiological casework. Students are provided with an overview of the profession of audiology through initial observation in clinical environments as well as the opportunity to practice audiometric assessment on simulations and real clients. Students are also introduced to the principles of ethics. At the end of this unit, students are expected to be competent in pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance assessment and speech recognition testing in adults.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: To develop and apply knowledge and practical skills in basic audiological assessment including skills in basic adult diagnostic audiological appointments (pure tone audiometry, acoustic immittance measurement and speech testing).
  • ULO2: To identify and use aspects of professional communication, particularly those pertaining to the client interview.
  • ULO3: To generate and perform foundation skills in the interpretation and integration of audiological information.
  • ULO4: To prepare for clinical placements and identify a variety of cases.
  • ULO5: To apply the Professional Behaviour and Conduct Code of Audiology Students (as stated in the Guidelines of Clinical Practice).
  • ULO6: To demonstrate the principles of ethics in the Audiological profession.

Assessment Tasks

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General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Task Procedure

The procedure for the handling of late submission of assessment tasks is as follows: 

  • 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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There is a mix of online, face to face, practica and clinical placement components in this unit.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/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/study/getting-started/student-conduct​


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