This topic explores hearing impairments through a mixture of learning experiences including placements with Audiologists and Speech pathologists. By the end of this topic, students will have knowledge about hearing assessments and the communication devices available. Students will also gain an understanding of the impacts of hearing impairments for patients and their families.
Intended Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of hearing and speech to predict the hearing and speech problems from specific pathologies.
- Explain the expectations for speech and language ability for patients with a hearing impairment, using a hearing aid.
- Describe the strategies that a health professional can utilise for communication with a person with hearing impairment or speech and language difficulties.
- Demonstrate how understanding issues relating to hearing impairment informs professional practice.
Dates and Times
All MD Discovery 2 topics will be held during a 4-week block to be determined based on topic selection and clinical school availability.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning activities for topics include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous online materials, work integrated activities and independent learning.
For assessment information, refer to the handbook link for MD Discovery 2: Application.
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