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Clinical issues in audiometry nursing

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This unit of study is designed for nurses working in the audiometry setting. The focus of this unit of study is on integration of theory to practice and the competencies required to work as an audiometry nurse. Concepts covered includes communication, professional standards, patient education and hearing promotion. This unit of study involves the completion of 90 theoretical hours in the DE mode and 60 hours of clinical practice.

Clinical issues in audiometry nursing

Unit of study code



Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

PG unit of study




241 – Audiometry Nursing

Fee*Tier 4

Clinical Placement Information

There is a compulsory 60 hours clinical placement for this unit of study. Each state and territory has its own documentation requirements. Any costs associated with clinical placement including obtaining the correct documentation, uniform and travel costs are the student’s responsibility.

Prescribed text:

Kramer, S 2014, Audiology: Science to practice, 2nd edn, Pleural Publishing, San Diego.

Co-ordinated by: Trish Lowe MACN



Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Communication

a) Use effective communication throughout a hearing assessment

Assessment 1 Online discussions x 2



Theme 2: Health promotion

b) Discuss hearing health promotion strategies

Assessment 2 Essay (2000 words)



Theme 3: Reporting

c) Conduct comprehensive hearing assessments including clients with complex needs

Assessment 3 Clinical skills assessment and Reflection (2500 words)



Theme 4: Case management

d) Record, interpret and report results appropriately




Theme 5: Teamwork

e) Discuss case management strategies and the consultation processes used with clients and / or carers




Theme 6: Clinical skills

f) Describe the attributes of an effective multidisciplinary team





g) reflect on your own knowledge, competence and attitudes





Tier 1 = $2,035

Tier 2 = $2,345

Tier 3 = $2,725

Tier 4 = $3,275

*Fees are are subject to change without notice.