The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through one's thoughts, experience, and senses.
Knowledge and cognitive skills: Acquired skills that reflect an individual's ability to think. Cognitive skills include verbal and spatial abilities, concentration, memory, perception, reasoning, planning and organisation, flexible thinking, and problem solving.
This course requires knowledge of theory and the skills of cognition, literacy, and numeracy. Consistent and effective knowledge and cognitive skills must be demonstrated to provide safe and competent audiological clinical care.
- Description of inherent requirement
Students must be able to locate, acquire, retain, and apply knowledge as part of their learning and for assessment. They must have the ability to sustain their attention over a designated period, maintain their focus in a variety of learning environments and remember information long enough to complete tasks in a reasonable and safe timeframe. Student demonstrates the capacity to use a range of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to complete academic assessment requirements.
- Justification of inherent requirement
Safe and effective delivery of clinical audiological management is based on comprehensive knowledge that must be sourced, understood, and applied appropriately. Students must be able to demonstrate capacity to locate appropriate and relevant information, the ability to process information relevant to practice, and the ability to integrate and implement knowledge into practice in a timely manner.
Must ensure that a clear demonstration of knowledge and cognitive skills is not compromised or impeded.
- Ability to conceptualise and use appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items
- Applying knowledge of theory, research evidence, policy, and procedures in practice settings.