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Otolaryngology Advanced Coursework (OTOL40002)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeOTOL40002
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The proposed subject requires students to attend weekly departmental scientific seminars, and a subset of lectures in Anatomy & Physiology (ANAT90004). Assessment will be based on a written report and an oral presentation. Students will be required to provide a 3000-word report reviewing the scientific literature relevant to their chosen area of research, and an oral presentation will be made on the critical analysis of a journal paper. The proposed format provides students with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, as well as experience in the interpretation, critical analysis and presentation of scientific data. These skills are pertinent to their training in the communication and interpretation of scientific literature and research, and provide students with a sound basis on which to undertake the lab-based research component of the Honours year.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of the proposed subject format are to:

i) introduce students to the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory systems
ii) introduce and encourage students to critically analyse and interpret scientific literature and research data
iii) provide students with training and experience in scientific writing and communication

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

i) ability to critically appraise scientific literature
ii) ability to analyse and interpret scientific findings, and place outcomes in the context of the existing literature
iii) ability to communicate scientific ideas effectively in both written format and through oral presentation
iv) ability to evaluate and synthesize information in a flexible manner

Last updated: 9 November 2018