1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 x 30-minute project work once-only
Admission into MAUD-Master of Audiology
AUDI9302 - Clinical Audiology 1
Enrolment not permitted
AUDI9105 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Totorial presentation; Project.
Topic description
This topic introduces students to generic aspects of clinical practice as a health professional as well as areas more specific to audiology. This introductory topic (1 of 2) will provide conceptual foundations and develop skills, such as clinical interviewing and giving information. Core elements include: oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, fundamentals of client focused practice, raising awareness in the student practitioner of issues such as noise, tinnitus and the Deaf Community. The topic links directly to the concurrent clinical topic and through keeping a regular reflective journal the student will develop skills in observing and recording clinical activity and reflecting on and interpreting what they see and are involved with in rostered internal and external clinics. Personal development in relation to professional practice will be fostered through the clinical journal with students examining professional roles and learning more about themselves, their values and attitudes.
Educational aims
The topic aims to provide students with knowledge of:

  • core areas of professional practice and personal development related to interpersonal skills, observation and aspects of clinical communications

  • oral and written skills

  • student-student interaction

Expected learning outcomes
Following completion of the topic, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate critical analysis of scientific information.

  • demonstrate basic interviewing techniques

  • demonstrate a growing awareness of professional practice issues in Audiology.