This topic concentrates on the development of clinical skills at a beginning level. The students will be rostered for at least one half day clinical session per week with audiologists in the Adelaide metropolitan area. These will include hospital and community settings, including private practices, where possible. The student will work under supervision with clients of different ages. The emphasis at this stage will be on the acquisition of skills in obtaining information from clients, examination of the ear and basic testing of hearing. Skills in observation, description and analysis will also be developed.
This topic aims to introduce students to: