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This subject introduces students to the audiological evaluation and management of adult patients. In particular, this subject covers history taking; clinical examination including otoscopy; the theory and practice of diagnostic audiological techniques including pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry, masking techniques, speech audiometry, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing; infection control procedures; professionalism and clinical communication skills.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students will:
- Demonstrate developing clinical examination skills, incorporating clinical history taking and appropriate use of diagnostic tools;
- Develop clinical reasoning skills for the interpretation and integration of test results; and
- Recognise the role of professionalism and communication skills in a clinical environment.
- 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 their knowledge in both oral and written form • the ability to behave in a professionally appropriate manner
Last updated: 10 November 2023