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BIOS1165: Hearing Science and Audiology (2013 - Semester 2)

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Unit: BIOS1165: Hearing Science and Audiology (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: Discipline of Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Ritchie, Helen
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: BIOS1163.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the physics, anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism. Students will also learn about pathologies of the ear, nose and throat and development of the human embryo. The unit also includes an introduction to deafness, basic audiological tests and evaluation of hearing.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Ritchie, Helen
Timetable: BIOS1165 Timetable
T&L Activities: 3hr lectures/week, 2hr practicals/week
Assessment Description: mid semester exam (15%) end semester exam (65%) assignment (20%)
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD (High Distinction), D (Distinction), CR (Credit), P (Pass) and F (Fail) as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Bachelor of Health Sciences with a Hearing and Speech second major 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Course Goals

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