This is a professionally oriented course which seeks to attract graduates interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in the evaluation and management of auditory disorders- hearing loss and tinnitus - and their consequences.It offers a variety of innovative learning experiences and extensive clinical learning opportunities.The program follows a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. In a PBL approach, cases and problems from clinical practice provide the central context for theoretical and applied learning.Students will also have opportunities to undertake clinical placements in rural and remote South Australia or the Northern Territory, in the Adelaide metropolitan region and interstate.The course aims to prepare the graduate for beginning clinical practice as an audiologist in a range of urban, rural and remote settings; to be a well-informed health professional; and to acquire critical skills in appraising scientific and clinical information which will assist their further professional development.Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course, students are expected to: * use their knowledge, skills and attitudes to be competent beginning practitioners of clinical audiology; * be familiar with issues relating to public health and the principles of primary health care; * combine academic and clinical skills to function effectively in a range of primary and tertiary health care settings, both metropolitan and rural, including practising audiology with minority and disadvantaged groups; * use their skills in accessing and appraising scientific and clinical information and foster an attitude towards the maintenance of professional currency which will assist their further professional development.
Applicants normally must hold an approved degree from an approved tertiary institution, and typically have achieved a minimum of credit average. There is no preferred undergraduate degree for admission. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Admission will be based on the combined scores from a structured interview designed to assess personal characteristics considered desirable for a career as a health professional and the applicant's weighted Grade Point Average of their previous degree.
Master of Audiology
The Master of Audiology is a 72-unit coursework program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Master of Audiology, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
* no topic may be attempted more than twice;
* the program must be completed full-time within four consecutive semesters.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion will constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
A student who withdraws from the course or fails to renew enrolment may re-enrol only with the Board's approval.
Professional Practice 1
Clinical Audiology 1
Directed Study 1
Professional Practice 2
Clinical Audiology 2
Directed Study 2
Clinical Audiology 3
Clinical Audiology 4