Doctor of Audiology Course Descriptions

 


Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Core Curriculum

 

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall

618- Anatomy & Physiology
602 - Assessment I
649 - Clinical Practicum
652 - Introduction to Graduate Studies

600 - Introduction to Research
642 - Auditory Processing Disorders
652 - Instrumentation & Calibration
652 - Introduction to Statistics
649 - Clinical Practicum
686- Qualifying Exams
654 - Rehabilitative Audiology
652 - Cochlear Implants
657 - Externship in Audiology
689 - Prospectus*
650 - Proposal*
651 - Dissertation*
655 - Residency
Winter

632 - Introduction to Amplification
652 - Electroacoustic Lab
616 - Hearing Disorders
631 - Assessment II
649 -Clinical Practicum

648 - Psychoacoustics
652 - Licensure
652 - Educational Audiology
Related Course (3)
660 -Directed Readings*
650 - Research Proposal*

657 - Externship in Audiology
685 - Comprehensive Exams
651 - Dissertation*
651 - Dissertation*
655 - Residency
Spring 617 - Hearing Science
641 - Phys Tests of Aud Function
652 - Electrophysiology Lab
658 - Seminars in Amplification
649 - Clinical Practicum

653 - Vestibular System Disorders
652 - Vestibular Lab
649 - Clinical Practicum
650 - Research Proposal*
Related Area (3)

657 - Externship in Audiology
651 - Dissertation*
651 - Dissertation*
655 - Residency
Summer

643 - Pediatric Audiology
656 - Aural Rehabilitation
Related Course (3)
649 - Clinical Practicum

644 - Advanced Objective Measures
636 - Hearing Conservation
657 _ Externship in Audiology
689 - Prospectus*

655 - Clinical Residency
651 - Dissertation*
 

* Courses taken as Dissertation Chair recommends.  SPCH 660 not required.  Required:  SPCH 650 (1 hr.); SPCH 689 (3 hrs.); SPCH 651 (15 hrs).

 

Course Descriptions for Required Au.D. Courses

SPCH 600:  Introduction to Research
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Introduction to research principles and designs applicable to speech communication, speech-language pathology, and audiology.

SPCH 602:  Audiological Assessment I
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Administration and interpretation of basic audiometric procedures: pure tone air and bone conduction, speech audiometry, acoustic immitance; clinical masking procedures; history-taking; patient counseling.

SPCH 616:  Hearing Disorders
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Disorders of the auditory system with medical correlates and multi-cultural aspects of auditory disorders.

SPCH 617:  Hearing Science
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3. Basic acoustics, sound propagation, decibels, waveform analysis, and filtering and distortion.

SPCH 618:  Anatomy and physiology of the Auditory System
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Structures and function of the auditory system from the pinna to the cortex.

SPCH 631:  Audiological Assessment II
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Audiological procedures used in differential diagnosis and their contributions to accurate assessment of auditory disorders with emphasis on clinical decision analysis.

SPCH 632:  Introduction to Amplification
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Basic hearing aid components, their function and selection, and verification of benefit.  Review of ear mold impression and modification methods.

SPCH 636:  Hearing Conservation
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  The effects of noise on humans with measurement and management of noise in accordance with OSHA guidelines.

SPCH 641:  Physiological Tests of Auditory Function
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  The application of otoacoustic emissions and early, middle, and late auditory evoked potentials to the diagnosis of auditory system disorders.

SPCH 642:  Auditory Processing Disorders
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Auditory processing disorders and the methods and procedures used in their identification and treatment.

SPCH 643:  Pediatric Audiology
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Established procedures and methods to identify disorders of the auditory system in children.  Review of small- and large-scale screening procedures.

SPCH 644:  Advanced Objective Measures
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Advanced electrophysiological procedures (e.g., posturography, rotary chair, VEMPs, MLR, ALP, P300, MMN) for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with vestibular and hearing disorders.

SPCH 648:  Psychoacoustics
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3. Facts and models related to auditory function and the relationships between measurable quantities of acoustic signals to hearing sensation.

SPCH 649:  Audiology Clinical Practicum
1 to 3 Hours Credit
1-3 hour(s) credit (18).  Preq., Permission of Instructor.  Participation in supervised, basic audiological evaluations, report writing, and other clinical activities leading to supervised auditory and vestibular evaluation, management and treatment; assignments in primary program and outreach service sites.

SPCH 652:  Professional Seminar in Audiology
1 to 3 Hours Credit
1-3 hour(s) credit (9).  Preq., Permission of Instructor.  Current and advanced topics relevant to professional issues in audiology and related fields.

SPCH 653:  Vestibular System Disorders
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Assessment, management, and treatment strategies for individuals with vestibular system disorders.  Emphasis on electronystagmography and postural testing.

SPCH 654:  Rehabilitative Audiology
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Assessment, management, and treatment strategies for infants, children, and adults with hearing impairments.  Implications of assessment for treatment and management using conventional and innovative strategies.

SPCH 655:  Clinical Residency in Audiology
6 Hours Credit
6 hours credit (24).  Preq.,Fourth year Doctoral Status and Permission of Department Head.  Full-time supervised clinical residency in a university-affiliated hospital, private practice, or other appropriate agency of setting.

SPCH 656:  Aural Rehabilitation
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Rehabilitative procedures for hearing impaired children and adults including speech and language, psychosocial and educational deficits, and management.

SPCH 657:  Externship in Audiology
1 to 4 Hours Credit
1-4 hour(s) credit (18).  Preq., Permission of Department Head.  Supervised clinical practicum in an off-campus university-affiliated hospital, private practice, or other appropriate agency.

SPCH 658:  Seminar in Amplification
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Current and classic literature regarding acoustic amplification and its application to human communication.

SPCH 685:  Comprehensive Examination in Audiology
No Credit  (Pass/Fail) 
Required for all Doctor of Audiology students before Clinical Residency begins. Successful completion of the written examination is a prerequisite to the oral comprehensive examination.

SPCH 686:  Qualifying Examination in Audiology
No Credit (Pass/Fail)
Required for all Doctor of Audiology students before the 2nd year of study.  Registration required in the quarter that the qualifying examination will be taken.

 

Required Research Courses for the Completion of the Dissertation

SPCH 650:Research   Proposal
1 Hour Credit
Preq., Permission of Dissertation Director.  The student interacts with the Dissertation Director to develop a research objective for the dissertation.

SPCH 651:  Dissertation
3 Hours Credit
3 hours credit (15).  (Pass/Fail).  Preq., Permission of Dissertation Director.  Registration in any quarter may be for three semester hours credit or multiples thereof, up to a maximum of nine semester hours credit per quarter.

SPCH 689:  Directed Research in Audiology
1 to 3 Hours Credit
1-3 hours(s) credit (6).  Permission of Faculty Member(s) Involved or Dissertation Director.  Students pursue individual research projects; enrollment for three hours credit required for development and presentation of dissertation prospectus to the Dissertation Committee.

 

Elective Courses

SPCH 610:  Speech Science
3 Hours Credit
0-3-3.  Study of normal speech and voice production with emphasis on the respiratory, articulatory, and phonatory mechanisms, and speech perception.

SPCH 659:  Special Topics
1 to 3 Hours Credit
1-3 hour(s) credit (6).  Preq., Permission of Faculty Member(s) Involved and/or Department Head.  Selected topics in an identified area of speech and hearing science, audiology, or speech-language pathology.

SPCH 660:  Individual Readings in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology
1 to 3 Hours
1-3 hour(s) credit (6).  Preq., Permission of Instructor.  Directed independent study of literature in a pre-selected area of audiology or speech-language pathology.

  

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