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Sample Curriculum

YEAR 1

FALL 1 (13 hours)
SPA 6010 Basic Auditory Sciences (3)
Nature of sound, structure and function of auditory system, frequency selectivity,
auditory filtering, and psychoacoustics of pure tones and complex sounds.

SPA 6340 Amplification I (2)
Theoretical and applied understanding of current technology in amplification
systems for hearing impaired.
SPA 6133L Hearing Aid Analysis Lab (1)
Advanced analysis and description of electroacoustic properties of hearing
aids.
SPA 5304 Principles of Audiological Evaluation (3)
Advanced procedures in speech audiometry, masking, and audiogram interpretation.

SPA 5102 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System (2)
In-depth coverage of anatomy and physiology of auditory system to support
understanding of auditory function in persons with healthy auditory mechanisms
and those with specific disorders.
SPA 6905 Anatomy and Physiology of Balance (1)
the anatomy and physiology of balance and the nature of balance disorders.

SPA 5051 Initial Clinical Experience in Audiology (1)
For beginning graduate students in audiology. Opportunity to engage in various
phases of audiologic practice under supervision.

SPRING 1 (13 Hours)
SPA 6506 Clinical Clerkship (1)
Beginning level audiologic practicum.
SPA 6316 Clinical Auditory Electrophysiology (3)
Auditory electrophysiological measures used in clinical assessment.
SPA 6305 Pediatric Audiology (3)
Seminar in pediatric issues in audiology.
SPA 6905 Deaf Culture (1)
Issues in deafness.
SPA 6323 Aud. Rehab-Adults (2)
Exploration of theoretical and clinical literature. Description of assessment
and management strategies.
SPA 7354 Occupational & Environmental Hearing Conservation (3)
Audiological seminar in hearing conservation and noise control.

SUMMER 1 (9 Hours)
SPA 6506 Clinical Clerkship (1)
Beginning level audiologic practicum.
SPA 5315 Peripheral & Central Aud Disorders (Clinical Decision
Making) (2)

Clinical decision making: case-based exercises in problem solving in clinical
audiology.
SPA 6311 Medical Audiology (2)
Differential diagnosis of hearing impairment.
GMS 7795 Functional Human Neuroanatomy (4)
Intensive readings, lectures and labs in specialized fields of neuroscience
and allied disciplines.

YEAR 2

FALL 2 (12 Hours)
SPA 6531 Clinical Practice in Hearing Assessment (2)
Audiology internship rotations.
SPA 6324 Audiologic Rehabilitation – Children (2)
Exploration of theoretical and clinical literature. Assessment and therapy techniques for children.
SPA 6341 Amplification II (2)
Digital and programmable technology in hearing aids.
SPA 6270 Auditory Processing Disorders (3)
Anatomy and physiology of central auditory nervous system and disorders of auditory processing that occur in humans. Focus on evaluation and treatment of auditory processing disorders.
STA 6126 Statistical Methods in Social Research I (3)
Descriptive statistics, estimation, significance tests, two-sample comparisons, methods for nominal and ordinal data, regression and correlation, introduction to multiple regression. measures and their use in clinical practice.

SPRING 2 (14 Hours)
SPA 6531 Clinical Practice in Hearing Assessment (2)
Audiology internship rotations.
SPA 6564 Communication in Aging (3)
Characteristics of, and management approaches for, communication disorders found with some frequency in elderly. Communication enhancement stressed.
SPA 6805 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
Critical evaluation of research design and analysis for graduate students in audiology.
SPA6342 Amplification III (3)
Theoretical and applied understanding of current and future technology in amplification systems in (a) recent advances in programmable and digital hearing aids, (b) hearing aid selection procedures for special populations, (c) assistive learning devices, and (d) classroom amplification systems.
SPA 6346 Cochlear Implants (3)
Principles and procedures for implant management from pre-candidacy evaluations through postoperative therapies.

SUMMER 2 (9 Hours)
SPA 6531 Clinical Practice in Hearing Assessment (4)
Audiology internship rotations.
SPA 6390 Professional Issues in Hearing Care Delivery (3)
Federal and state regulations, audiologic jurisprudence, audiological management, and interfacing with other professionals.
PHA 5933 Auditory Pharmacology (2)
Introduction to Pharmacology with particular attention to auditory-vestibular system effects.

YEAR 3

FALL 3 (13 Hours)
SPA 7945 Graduate Practicum (5)
Clinical practicum for Au.D. students.
SPA 5563 Psychosocial Aspects of Hearing Loss (2)
Psychological implications of hearing impairment. Specifically psychoeducational/psychosocial and counseling strategies and rehabilitation procedures for patient and family management.
SPA 6581 Advanced Aud Electrophysiology (3)
Advanced seminar in auditory electrophysiologic measures and their use in clinical practice.
SPA 7833 Audiologic Research Project (3)
Completion of the audiology research project required for the Au.D. degree. S/U

SPRING 3 (12 Hours)
SPA 7945 Graduate Practicum (4)
Clinical practicum for Au.D. students.
SPA #### Cochlear Implants II (3)
Advanced techniques in implant management
SPA 6317 Vestibular Disorders (2)
Mechanics and physiology of disorders of balance, and approaches to diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation.
SDS 6401-Counseling Skills for Non-Counselors (3)
Counseling skills in dyadic communication and in small groups.

YEAR 4

EXTERNSHIP YEAR

SUMMER 3 (6 Hours)
SPA 7958 Fourth Year Externship (6)

FALL 4 (12 Hours)
SPA 7958 Fourth Year Externship (12)

SPRING 4 (12 Hours)
SPA 7958 Fourth Year Externship (12)