The University of Western Australia is the only Australian university that offers a combined PhD and master's degree in audiology that can be completed over four years. Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders.
The clinical audiology course commences in January, with a new intake of students in even-numbered years only. It is an intensive full-time course with tuition divided between intensive modules and clinical placements. The intensive modules require full-time attendance, equivalent to 40 hours per week, over their whole duration, which is usually seven weeks. Clinical placements are managed by the Clinical Coordinator.