Master of Clinical Audiology

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080780D

Level of study: Masters Degrees

Summary

Whether you're building on your existing study in health or seeking specialised skills for the next stage of your career, La Trobe's Master of Clinical Audiology is your springboard to a rewarding career as an audiologist.

With class sizes that ensure you'll receive personal support, we'll equip you with knowledge and skills in advanced audiology. You'll develop a fundamental understanding of the nature of sound, as well as speech and auditory perception.

Your teachers will be leading academics and industry professionals with current knowledge of audiology best practice. They'll guide you through pre-clinical and clinical study so you understand the practical aspects of audiology.

What's more, you'll undertake extensive professional clinical placements with local and interstate clinical placement partners – so you build the confidence to practice upon graduation.

Be ready to change lives. Start building the skills now to make a difference well into the future.

You'll learn:

Diagnostics

Learn the foundational clinical assessment procedures used in the audiological evaluation of adult and child patients, including otoscopy, tympanometry, audiometry, otoacoustic emissions and electrophysiological assessments.

Acoustics

Understand the nature of sound (acoustics) and auditory perception (psychoacoustics), then apply your knowledge to practical areas of audiology.

Hearing loss and rehabilitation

Learn how to select an appropriate hearing aid and/or assistive listening device. Understand the impact of hearing loss and how to manage and rehabilitate complex clients, and explore hearing loss prevention.

Paediatric audiology

Learn about causes of hearing loss in children, auditory processing disorders and the impact of childhood hearing impairment.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work in major hospitals, private audiology clinics and research facilities.

Possible roles include:

Clinical audiologist (private practice)

Provide diagnostic and/or rehabilitative hearing services to private clients. Perform diagnostic hearing assessments and, where appropriate, develop and implement individualised aural rehabilitation programs.

Clinical audiologist (institutional)

Perform a range of diagnostic hearing and balance tests for paediatric and adult patients in hospital and other large institutions. Work in multidisciplinary teams and participate in clinical research.

Research audiologist

Conduct clinical research to support the manufacturing of medical and surgical equipment. Evaluate novel sound-coding strategies, develop new cochlear implant designs and create pre-processing algorithms.

Professional recognition

The Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia.

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Audiology may apply for membership with Audiology Australia. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
44,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Applicants who wish to use postgraduate study for entry will be considered if the postgraduate study is in a related field such as social, physical, biological or health sciences, and the applicant has completed a minimum of 1 year's full-time study at postgraduate level, awarded within the last 10 years.

WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70%

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 98 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 65.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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