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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS2196 Audiological Assessment and Disorder

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Dr Ruth Brooke

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) programme specification for entry onto level 2 study

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This is a compulsory module for the Audiology route of the BSc Healthcare Science programme. This module will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of a range of common aspects related to audiological assessment and disorders.


The aim of this module is to introduce the key audiological assessment techniques and the rationale for assessment strategies. Also to explore common audiological disorders and their influence on test results. By the end of the module students will have gained knowledge of the following:
Audiological assessment techniques
Routine and non-routine audiological disorders
Balance function and assessment techniques
The use of a test battery approach to aid the diagnosis of audiological disorders
Scientific writing skills

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the theoretical background and the practical application of a range of audiological assessment techniques
2. Differentiate the key features of a range of audiological disorders
3. Explain the fundamental principles of balance function and assessment
4. Discuss the developmental milestones in hearing from birth
5. Analyse findings from clinical laboratory based practical sessions

Skills outcomes
Evoked potential recording techniques
OAE recording techniques
Audiological test battery strategies


Topics covered include:

Pure tone audiometry
Uncomfortable loudness levels
Acoustic admittance tests
Speech audiometry assessment
OAE assessment
Auditory electrophysiological recording techniques
Evoked response audiometry
Balance function and assessment
Audiological disorders and their characteristic features

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Other opportunities for feedback: Formative quiz Worksheet

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Unseen exam 2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:09


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