University of Melbourne Audiology program overview
Audiology is a clinical science involving hearing and balance assessment and rehabilitation. Hearing assessment usually involves the use of a number of specialised tests which help to ascertain the site or type of problem within the auditory system. Audiologists working in this area often work closely with otologists (ear specialists). Aural rehabilitation involves helping people with impaired hearing to cope with their hearing difficulties. This work usually includes fitting hearing aids or other devices such as the cochlear implant (bionic ear), training in the use of these devices and helping people to use their vision and other compensatory mechanisms in order to communicate effectively. This profession should be of interest to those with a scientific background who are interested in working with people.
Melbourne Master of Clinical Audiology course program overview
The first year of the Master of Clinical Audiology provides the basic scientific background for audiology and an introduction to clinical work. The second year provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to research methods in the field. The course consists of formal lectures, seminars, practical work and student presentations along with a substantial clinical component. Students will be scheduled for supervised clinical work at the Melbourne Audiology School and at various hearing care facilities across Victoria. The course runs from February to November and is made up of lectures, practical sessions and clinics. Some of the courses taken during this program include
- Pathologies of the Auditory System
- Perception Of Sound & Speech
- Hearing Devices and Rehabilitation A
- Paediatric Audiology A
- Electrophysiological Assessment B
- Research for Hearing and Speech Sciences
- Cochlear Implants
Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was October 30, 2015.