HEAR243-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Introduction to Audiologic Assessment and Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course provides students with foundational knowledge in audiology and of the role of the audiologist in the diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders, as well as a thorough understanding of how to develop and implement aural rehabilitation plans for children and adults and their family members. Skills acquired include competence in hearing screening audiometry and the interpretation of basic audiometric data in paediatric and adult audiology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon passing this course, I will:

1. Describe audiologic assessment procedures for adults and children.

2. Describe audiologic assessment outcomes, and management options.

3. Apply concepts relating to Deaf culture to the NZ context.

I will learn this by:
Preparing for & engaging in lectures
Asking questions


Timetable Note

Wātaka/Lecture Timetable
Rātū/Tuesdays 10 – 11:50 via Zoom, plus approximately one hour online material per week.

Course Coordinator

Greg O'Beirne

Course Pūkenga/Lecturers
Prof Greg O’Beirne (Course Coordinator): gregory.obeirne@canterbury.ac.nz


Aromatawai/Assessment Information
The course assessments are listed below. More information about each assessment is provided on the course AKO/Learn site. Note that the second test is scheduled during the examination period. Exams that fall during this period are timetabled centrally and your lectures are not able to adjust the date, time or location. Central timetabling will provide you with that information.
Assessment                Possible Marks         Date(s)
Reaction Paper                   20                     1 April
Online Test 1                      40                     3 May
Online Test 2                      40                     TBD (exam period)

Tests: You will sit 2 tests given in an online format via Learn. You will have 60 minutes to complete each test. If you have a testing accommodation (Learning Support Plan) that you would like to implement, please contact the Course Coordinator at least 1 week prior to the test date.

Reaction Paper:
You will watch the documentary film “Sound and Fury” and write a reaction paper. After watching the film, submit a 1,000-word (+/- 25 words) paper in MS Word format to the course AKO/Learn site by 10 pm on the due date. More information about this assignment and a grading rubric are provided on the course AKO/Learn site.

Please note that course grades may be scaled.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Martin, Frederick N. , Clark, John Greer; Introduction to audiology ; Twelfth edition / Global edition; Pearson, 2015 (Additional materials are posted to AKO/Learn).

Pukapuka Ako/Textbooks & Readings
• There is no required textbook for this course, however, you may find the following textbooks
  o Martin, FN & Clark, JG (2019). Introduction to Audiology (13th Ed). Pearson: New York.    
     ISBN 13: 978-0-134-69504-4. [UC Library]
  o Martin, FN & Clark, JG (2012). Introduction to Audiology (12th Ed). Global Edition. Pearson:
     Essex UK. ISBN 13: 978-1-292-05885-6. [UC Library]

• Additional materials are posted to AKO/Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,023.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All HEAR243 Occurrences

  • HEAR243-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023