The Master of Audiology is a 72-unit coursework program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Applicants normally must hold an approved degree from an approved tertiary institution, and typically have achieved a minimum of credit average. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
No specific undergraduate degree is required for admission.
Admission will be based on the combined scores from a structured interview and the applicant's best Grade Point Average using a minimum of 36 units of a qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
The Master of Audiology course aims:
- to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be competent entry-level practitioners of clinical audiology
- to produce health professionals who are familiar with issues relating to public health and the principles of primary health care
- to produce graduates who can function effectively in a range of primary and tertiary health care settings in metropolitan, rural and remote areas, including practising audiology with minority and disadvantaged groups
- to equip graduates with 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.
On completion of the Master of Audiology, students will have:
- a comprehensive knowledge and understanding pertaining to hearing and balance and their disorders including
o normal and disordered function
o diagnosis of disorders
o impact and management of disorders, and of related difficulties
o recent developments in the field as applicable to the above issues
- of research principles and methods applicable to audiology
- cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of, and reflect critically on, current and emerging understanding of audiological science and practice
- to meet the standards set out by Audiology Australia for practice by entry-level audiologists and undertake the Clinical Internship run by Audiology Australia, including
o to work independently in standard audiometric assessment of clients across the lifespan
o to work under supervision in advanced diagnostic, rehabilitative, educational and other specialist settings
- communication and technical skills to communicate effectively within the profession as well as with other professionals, clients and the general community
- that demonstrate awareness of and adaptation to clients’ diverse cultural needs, especially those of Indigenous communities
- to practice in current public health contexts in city-based, rural and remote settings in Australia as well as overseas
- to establish and maintain life-long learning in all areas related to clinical practice
Graduates will demonstrate application of knowledge and skills
- with creativity and initiative to new situations in audiological practice and research, and for further learning
- with high level personal autonomy, accountability and ethical awareness
- to plan and execute a substantial research based project and piece of scholarship
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 following program of study:
Students who commence the Master of Audiology but elect not to complete that degree may be eligible to be awarded with the Graduate Diploma in Health Studies, subject to passing a minimum of 36 units of study within the Master of Audiology.
Core - Year 1 topics
AUDI9100 Audiology 1 (9 units)
AUDI9120 Audiology 2 (9 units)
AUDI9301 Professional Studies 1 (4.5 units)
AUDI9302 Clinical Audiology 1 (4.5 units)
AUDI9311 Professional Studies 2 (4.5 units)
AUDI9312 Clinical Audiology 2 (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
AUDI9214 Research Project (9 units)
AUDI9401 Audiology 3 (4.5 units)
AUDI9402 Clinical Audiology 3 (4.5 units)
AUDI9404 Research Methods (9 units)
AUDI9411 Audiology 4 (4.5 units)
AUDI9412 Clinical Audiology 4 (4.5 units)
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.