First Year First Semester
- CAUD801 Clinical Skills
This unit explores the skills necessary to conduct a basic Audiological assessment such as case history taking, explaining results to the client, conduct in a clinical setting and ethical issues. This unit will prepare students for their first clinical experiences.
- CAUD802 Assessment Strategies I
This unit will provide students with basic audiometric skills as first practiced in the clinic. Student will become proficient at conducting pure tone audiometry as appropriate in the assessment of adults and children, basic speech discrimination assessment and acoustic impedance testing.
- CAUD803 Theoretical Bases of Audiology
This unit will review the theoretical concepts of audiology including acoustics, psychoacoustics and the perception of sound and auditory physiology.
- CAUD804 Clinical Practicum I
Students will begin working towards their “hands on” clinical experience as required by the professional society. In the first instance, much of the clinical work will involve observation of the supervisor. Experience will be mainly directed toward basic assessment strategies and students will be assisted against competencies as could rightly be expected in proportion to the number of hours “hands on”.
First Year Second Semester
- CAUD805 Hearing Aids
This unit will prepare students for hearing aid fitting. The various types of hearing aids available will be reviewed along with the issues such as gain, frequency response and dynamic range. In addition, fitting issues and procedures, aid selection and evaluation including the aid of questionnaires, will be discussed.
- CAUD806 Objective Assessment Strategies
This unit will explore the various objective test strategies available to the audiologist covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications. Strategies of auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions and vestibular assessment techniques will be reviewed.
- CAUD807 Pediatrics
This unit will explore child development, language acquisition, test strategies appropriate to infant and pre-school children, and to the multiply handicapped. The use of speech based tests in the pediatric population will also be examined.
- CAUD808 Clinical Practicum II
Students will be working towards the professional society's requirement of "hands on" clinical work in variety of settings as organized by the university.Students will be assessed against competencies as could be expected for the number of hours obtained.