Master of Clinical Audiology
- CRICOS Code: 062905A
The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology offers the Master of Clinical Audiology degree, which is a two year full time course. Since 1998, the Master of Clinical Audiology degree has been required for entry to the profession.
Audiology is a clinical science involving hearing and balance assessment and rehabilitation. Hearing assessment usually involves the use of a number of specialised tests which help to ascertain the site or type of problem within the auditory system. Audiologists working in this area often work closely with otologists (ear specialists).
Aural rehabilitation involves helping people with impaired hearing to cope with their hearing difficulties. This work usually includes fitting hearing aids or other devices such as the cochlear implant (bionic ear), training in the use of these devices and helping people to use their vision and other compensatory mechanisms in order to communicate effectively.
This profession should be of interest to those with a scientific background who are interested in working with people.Students who demonstrate an aptitude for research may be considered for PhD studies within the Department.
This course provides the basic scientific background for audiology, an introduction to clinical work, comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to related research methods.
The first year of the course provides basic scientific background for audiology and an introduction to clinical work. The second year provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to research methods in this field.
Students who demonstrate an aptitude for research may be considered for PhD studies within the Department. On completion of this course the students should have:
The course consists of formal lectures, seminars, practical work and student presentations along with a substantial clinical component. Students will be scheduled for supervised clinical work at our clinical school and at various hearing care facilities across Victoria. The course runs from February to November and is made up of lectures, practical sessions and clinics. Please see the Course and Subject Handbook for more information about the subjects and the time commitment.
The course is not available part time or via distance education.
Audiologists are involved in hearing and balance assessment and rehabilitation. This course provides the basic scientific background for audiology, an introduction to clinical work, comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical audiology along with an introduction to related research methods.
The Insider Story: Master of Clinical Audiology
Wednesday 5 August 2020, 5.00–6.00pm
Are you curious about what clinical audiology is and what it is like to be a clinical audiology student at the University of Melbourne?
Our program is the graduate-level entry professional degree for audiologists with exposure to Australia's comprehensive training and best academic and clinical teaching across paediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.
Join us in this webinar to hear from Director of Teaching and Clinical Service (Audiology), Associate Professor Dani Tomlin and our students talk about the course, career opportunities, placement, and student experience, as well as have your questions answered in the Q&A session.