This topic concentrates on the further development of clinical skills at an intermediate level. For the bulk of the semester, students will be rostered for half day clinical sessions (up to one and a half days total per week) with audiologists in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The emphasis at this stage will be on the consolidation of basic clinical skills in interacting with clients and testing hearing using a variety of routine procedures. Introductory clinical activities will also be undertaken in hearing fitting and diagnostic audiology. Emphasis will be placed on the student beginning to integrate the clinical information and develop a management plan for the client.
The topic aims to: