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Year Long - Dual-Delivery
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This subject builds on the knowledge obtained in the Clinical Audiology A subject. Students will participate in problem based learning case discussions encompassing the evaluation and management of patients in the areas of advanced diagnostic assessment of hearing and balance disorders and hearing device fitting and evaluation. In addition, this subject comprises the following topics: cerumen management, clinical reasoning; auditory processing; introduction to public health/population heath; professionalism; ethics and clinical communication; industrial audiology; acoustic shock disorder; the prevention of hearing loss in the music industry; audiology and indigenous Australians; audiological practice and a review of audiological integration and management. Students will gain clinical experience in the assessment and management of hearing and balance disorders in the non-paediatric population.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Conduct a complicated clinical history;
- Conduct accurate audiometric tests for patients aged seven years and older, including those with developmental and/or behavioural problems and suspected non‐ organic hearing loss;
- Demonstrate the ability to adapt behaviour in the clinic to suit the capabilities of patients from a diverse range of backgrounds;
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills by incorporating the theoretical principles of clinical decision making in the interpretation and integration test results;
- Formulate appropriate management plans for patients; and
- Demonstrate well developed professionalism and clinical communication skills in both verbal and written formats.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
• critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
• the ability to integrate theory and practice and to apply this in novel situations
• an openness to new ideas
• planning and time management skills
• the ability to communicate knowledge in both oral and written form
Last updated: 17 March 2021