Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders. The Clinical Audiology course commences in January, with a new intake of students in even-numbered years only. It is an intensive full-time course with tuition divided between intensive theoretical and practical modules and clinical placements. The intensive modules require full-time attendance, equivalent to 40 hours per week, over their whole duration which is usually seven weeks. Clinical placements are managed by the Clinical Coordinator.
The first year provides the basic scientific background for audiology and introductory clinical practice. The second year offers comprehensive training in advanced audiological applications in addition to a research project.
- Clinical audiology
Standard entry requirements
- A bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
- And the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent
- And a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA
- And a current National Police Certificate, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction. Currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.
Accredited by the Audiological Australia and graduates are eligible for membership.
Providing entry requirements are met, an opportunity exists for students to undertake the coursework from the Clinical Audiology master degree, but submit a PhD thesis in place of the usual master research project. This would lead to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Clinical Audiology. The entry requirements for the PhD are a bachelor degree with honours (2A) plus academic references.
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This course is available in alternate odd years.