About this course
Graduates can apply for membership of the Audiological Society of Australia (ASA).
Intended learning outcomes
This course prepares students to meet the registration requirements of Audiology Australia.
Audiology Knowledge and Skills: Students must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving basic and clinical science, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical competence through critical reflection over a broad range of patient experiences;
- Select, perform and interpret appropriate clinical tests as part of a targeted, accurate and timely clinical examination;
- Identify and evaluate resources that relate to the ethical, moral and legal foundations of audiological care.
Patient Care: Students must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Use evidence-based practice to develop and justify an appropriate management plan, considering the best available research evidence, clinical expertise, the individual patient and the practice context;
- Collaborate with other health professionals to ensure patient safety and to enhance the quality of care;
- Reflect on the provision of care with attention to benefits, risks and costs for individuals and the community;
- Recognise and work within the limits of their competence and scope of practice.
Life-Long Learning and Improvement: Students must be able to continuously improve patient care based on self-evaluation and life-long learning. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Assess their performance using various internal and external sources of data, and identify opportunities for learning and improvement;
- Critically appraise scientific evidence and translate research findings into practice; and
- Give and receive constructive feedback.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Students must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, patients’ families, and professional associates. At the end of course, students should be able to:
- Communicate effectively with patients and families from diverse backgrounds;
- Communicate perceptively in difficult situations; and
- Demonstrate sensitivity in the care of patients by treating them as an individual;
- Communicate inter-and intra-professionally.
Professionalism: Students must demonstrate adherence to ethical principles, and a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities in the best interest of the patient and the community. At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate honesty, integrity, respect, reliability, responsibility, and confidentiality in all professional interactions;
- Apply principles of autonomy, beneficence, and justice, and work to resolve ethical dilemmas as they arise in clinical practice;
- Demonstrate empathy, compassion and self-care;
- 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 their knowledge in both oral and written form
- the ability to behave in a professionally appropriate manner
Academic distinction: The University of Melbourne educational experience prepares well-rounded graduates who are academically outstanding and have research and reasoning skills that equip them to be influential citizens with high leadership potential. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology course should:
- be able to apply in-depth knowledge and skills to the practice of audiology;
- be critical, creative thinkers with strong reasoning skills;
- be able to apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts;
- be effective oral and written communicators;
- bring research and inquiry skills to challenges in their workplaces and communities; and
- be adept lifelong learners who generate bold and novel ideas by critically evaluating alternative possibilities and viewpoints.
Active citizenship: The University of Melbourne educational experience prepares graduates who are socially responsible, engage with national and global issues and are attuned to social and cultural diversity. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology course should:
- have engaged with contemporary local, national and global issues;
- have a high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment;
- be aware of the social and cultural diversity in communities;
- be able to work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
- understand and respect Indigenous knowledge, culture and values;
- be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society; and
- have the potential to be leaders in their professions and communities.
Integrity and self-awareness: The University of Melbourne educational experience prepares graduates who are practically grounded, have high levels of self-awareness, and value their personal integrity and well-being. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology course should:
- be motivated, self-directed and well-organised, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities;
- be able to work effectively both independently and in groups;
- be highly self-aware and reflective, with skills in self-assessment;
- place great importance on their personal and professional integrity;
- be enthusiastic, self-assured and confident of their knowledge, yet flexible, adaptable and aware of their limitations;
- be willing to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes;
- have empathy and concern for the welfare of others; and
- be able to manage their own well-being.
Last updated: 10 November 2023