Course Descriptions

AUDI 5013 —Research Methods in Communication Disorders
Introduction to research methodologies in audiology and speech pathology. Includes prospectus development, funding sources, data collection and analysis, and professional research writing and editing in communicative disorders and/or speech sciences.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5023—Basic Diagnostic Audiology
Principles and techniques for basic audiologic evaluation, including pure tone testing, speech audiometry, and the clinical application of masking, immittance, and otoacoustic emissions. Relevant calibration issues will also be discussed.  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5033—Educational Audiology
The delivery of audiology services to a school-based population.  Includes the development, management, and utilization of hearing and middle ear system screening programs, classroom acoustics, selection and fitting of classroom-based amplification, and federal laws associated with children who have special needs.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5041—Clinical Laboratory
Lab instruction in clinical procedures and methods for evaluation and treatment of clients and care, maintenance and use of technology in audiology clinical practice. Perform evaluation and rehabilitation procedures under faculty supervision.  (1 Credit, Laboratory)

AUDI 5043—Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems I
Detailed information of the anatomy, physiology, electrophysiology, and neurophysiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5053—Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Basic information regarding the physics of sound, the measurement of sound and an introduction to the psychoacoustic basis of hearing and its clinical applications.  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5063—Auditory Processing
Theoretical overview, differential assessment, and treatment of adults and children with auditory processing disorders (APD). Intended to blend theoretical knowledge with practical clinical methods and techniques. Prerequisites:  AUDI 5023 (7380).  (2 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5073—Advanced Diagnostic Audiology
Principles of and techniques for advanced audiometric evaluation, including speech audiometry, reflex decay, audiometric special tests and otoacoustic emissions. Report writing and making appropriate recommendations will also be discussed.  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5083—Clinical Electrophysiology
Principles and techniques in the use of evoked potentials to assess auditory function. Includes case studies and analysis of waveforms. Lecture and laboratory.  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5103—Medical Audiology
Introduction to the major pathologies of the auditory and vestibular systems, as well as medical/surgical treatment of those pathologies. Audiologic assessment and management of the disorders will also be discussed.  Prerequisites: AUDI 5023 (7380) and AUDI 5043 (7331).  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5113—Instrumentation in Audiology & Speech Pathology
Introduction to basic principles of electronics and electrical safety and to proper use and care of equipment used in the evaluation and treatment of the auditory and vestibular systems.  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5123—Advanced Psychoacoustics
Advanced information regarding how listeners with normal hearing and those with hearing loss process sound. Topics include: loudness, frequency selectivity, temporal processing, pitch perception, space perception, object/pattern perception, speech perception, experimental design, and signal detection theory. Prerequisites: AUDI 5053 (7332).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5132—Speech Perception
Production and perception of speech sounds and the prosodic features of speech. Several theories of speech perception presented and discussed, and the effects of hearing loss on speech production and perception explored.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5133—Infant-Toddler Communication:  Development-Assessment
Investigates prelinguistic/early linguistic communication and feeding/swallowing development. Multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for infants and toddlers (birth to five) with special needs and their families. Current formal and informal assessment tools and techniques, current intervention strategies, enhancing the therapeutic process across environments, utilizing team collaboration, and facilitating parent-infant interaction.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5143—Advanced Electrophysiology
Principles and techniques in the use of mid- and late-evoked potentials to assess auditory function. Prerequisite: AUDI 5083 (7382).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5152—Organization and Administration
Organization, administration and accreditation of school, university, and community programs.  Private practice and billing procedures. Various and alternative career opportunities including corporate speech pathology practice. Issues related to medicaid, medicare and other third party payers, as well as current legislation.  Governmental and professional practice issues.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5153—Pediatric Audiology
Normal auditory development and theoretical, clinical, and practical issues involved in screening, assessment, and management of children with hearing loss. Prerequisite: AUDI 5023 (7380).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5162—Genetics of Hearing Loss
Basic information on the genetic basis of hearing loss and an overview of syndromic and non-syndromic hearing losses. Strategies for referral to genetic counselors and other health care professionals will be included.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5163—Auditory Based Speech/Language Intervention
Auditory-based speech and language intervention with infants and toddlers who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Emphasis is on the principles of the normal development sequence of the listening skills, assessment of skills obtained within the hierarchy, and intervention aimed at teaching skills not yet acquired.  Auditory based intervention for infants and toddlers requires family participation; therefore, learning styles of parents and caregivers will be discussed.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5173—Counseling in Communication Disorders
Principles of counseling for working with persons with communication disorders and their families throughout the life span. Students will review major theories of counseling and will select those most useful for the various settings and practices of audiology and speech pathology.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5183—Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Principles of outcomes research, and the levels of evidence supporting clinical practice. Students will understand the principles of critical evaluation of diagnostic procedures and critical evaluation of the evidence for treatment efficacy and effectiveness as well as the importance of practice guidelines that define best practices.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5192—Cultural Competence in Audiology
Knowledge and skills needed by audiologists to provide culturally competent services to diverse clients.  Sources of diversity and application of concepts to the field of audiology will be discussed.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5193—Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems II
Continuation of the first anatomy and physiology course with greater focus on skull anatomy and on peripheral and central nervous system embryology, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology.  Prerequisite:  AUDI 5043 (7331).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5203—Topics in Audiology
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit not to exceed 6 hours total. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.  (Variable Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5212—Hearing Conservation
Noise measurement, OSHA requirements, occupational noise management, recreational audiology, and designing and implementing hearing conservation programs for adults and children. Prerequisites: AUDI 5023 (7380); AUDI 5112 (7221).  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5222—Professional Issues in Audiology & Speech Pathology
Personal and professional ethical values and their applications to dilemmas encountered in the clinical practices of audiology and speech pathology will be explored with students. Preferred practices and criteria for quality services will be topics for discussion.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5223—Amplification
Effective use of hearing aids and auditory training equipment. Includes their component parts, electroacoustic analysis, hearing aid orientation/counseling, and approaches to hearing aid evaluation. Prerequisite: AUDI 5023 (7380).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5232—Audiology: Practice Management
Roles of audiologists in meeting the needs of the communicatively impaired. Students will understand preferred practices, criteria for quality services and quality improvement through the evaluation of service delivery models and exploration of the laws affecting service delivery in health care and educational settings.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5233—Pediatric Amplification and Intervention
Advanced strategies specific to pediatric hearing assessment, applicable technologies and management utilizing a family centered approach to intervention.

AUDI 5243—Audiologic Rehabilitation: Adult
Principles of audiologic rehabilitation for adults, including diagnosis, counseling, use of amplification and other assistive devices, and communication strategies. Various models of audiologic rehabilitation will be presented.  Prerequisite:  AUDI 5023 (7380).  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5253—Amplification II
Advanced study of amplification systems, including strategies to assess benefit and satisfaction, binaural/bilateral considerations, alternatives to conventional hearing aids, and speech perception issues related to hearing loss. Prerequisite: AUDI 5223 (7384).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5263—Evaluation & Treatment of the Balance System
Basic information on the evaluation and treatment of balance disorders. Topics: anatomy and physiology of the vestibular, oculomotor, and proprioceptive systems; clinical tests of electronystagmography, dynamic posturography, and rotary chair. Medical and surgical treatments and rehabilitation strategies for vestibular/balance pathologies. Prerequisite: AUDI 5043 (7331).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5273—Implant Device Technology
Overview of history of cochlear implants, corporation technology in the cochlear-implant industry, and contemporary speech processing strategies for cochlear implants. Discussion of surgeries, audiological evaluation procedures used pre- and post-operatively, patient performance, counseling, and current research topics. Prerequisite: AUDI 5223 (7384).  (3 Credits, Lecture/Laboratory)

AUDI 5283—Gerontology in Audiology
Basic information on the aging process and a discussion of how the aging process affects people with hearing loss.  The cognitive, physical, and social aspects of aging will be discussed.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5301—Independent Study
Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Directed readings in audiology and/or speech/language pathology, individual discussion with a faculty member. (1-3 hours) May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.  (Variable Credit, Independent Study)

AUDI 5352—Sociolinguistics
The linguistic structure of language, nature, and forms of symbolic behavior. Human uses of symbols from various groups and socio-economic levels, particularly in communication. Prerequisite: Courses in phonetics and normal language acquisition.  (2 Credits, Lecture)

AUDI 5361—Directed Research
Research or individual investigation for graduate students. Credits earned may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if the program approves and if a letter grade is given. Repeated registration is permitted.  (Variable Credit, Independent Study)

AUDI 5401—Audiology Practicum
Applied, supervised practicum experiences for graduate students that encompass the breadth of the current scope of practice with both adults and children from culturally diverse backgrounds.  Repeated registration is permitted.  (Variable Credit, Independent Study)

AUDI 5461—Clinical Externship
Full-time, applied, supervised practicum experience for graduate students in residence, encompassing the broad scope of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology clinical practice (4-9 hours).  Repeated registration is permitted.  (Variable Credit, Independent Study)