This unit completes the study of the neurobiology of hearing. The student is introduced to the development and functioning of structures that are important for the production and perception of sound and is then introduced to the pathologies associated with these structures. the course will include discussions on the anatomical basis of neurological diseases associated with hearing and speech as well as recent research into understanding the mechanisms of these diseases. Case studies aimed at consolidating information delivered in the lectures combined with real-world scenarios explored through research publications are specifically designed for students undetaking professional preparation degrees. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory. Attendance at all presentations is also compulsory.
3hr lectures and 1x2hr practical per week
weekly quiz (5%), presentations (15%), two in-semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 8 (25%) and an end semester exam (40%)