Before Placement

As a clinical educator, we understand that your time is valuable. Listed below are some key steps to ensure both you and your student are prepared before the commencement of the placement.

  1. Arrange timeline of the placement

    Having a clear timeline of what your student will experience during their placement with you enables everyone to focus on the goals of building clinical skills through experience. Consider summarizing the types of clinical encounters, workflow timelines and break times.

  2. Discuss student responsibilities

    Students work with many clinical educators and benefit from their different perspectives on clinical practice. Consider what your key points are regarding student responsibilities whilst on placement and discuss them at the start of placement.

Academic progression timeline

This timeline provides an overview of academic progression of our students during their Master of Clinical Audiology.

Semester 1 Year 1
  • Rehabilitation theory - Hearing aid basics, impression taking, and introduction to hearing aid verification
  • Diagnostic theory - basic adult and pediatric testing
Jun - Jul Year 1

Winter Break

Semester 2 Year 1
  • Rehabilitation theory - Basics of hearing assistive technology, introduction to hearing needs discussion, and hearing aid software adjustments
  • Diagnostic theory - application and extension of adult and paediatric theory and vestibular testing
Nov - Feb Year 1-2

Summer non-teaching period

Semester 1 Year 2
  • Rehabilitation theory - Advanced hearing aid verification and understanding impacts of dual sensory loss
  • Diagnostic theory - application of adult, paediatric, vestibular diagnostic theory
Jun - Jul Year 2

Winter break

Semester 2 Year 2
  • Rehabilitation theory - Advanced troubleshooting and tinnitus management
  • Diagnostic theory - cochlear implant theory
Graduation Year 2

Entry to practice

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Need Help?

For Placement queries:
Dianne Storey
Clinical Placements officer
e: aud-clinplacements@unimelb.edu.au
For Academic queries:
Dani Tomlin
Associate Professor
e: dtomlin@unimelb.edu.au