NOAC Course Descriptions

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NOAC Course Descriptions:

 

701 BASIC AND APPLIED PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS FOR AUDIOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of physical

acoustics, basic electricity and electronics, as well as principles, methodology, calibration and

maintenance of audiology equipment (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

702 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE PERIPHERAL AUDITORY AND

VESTIBULAR SYSTEMS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. A study of the anatomy,

biophysics, and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems.

 

703 ACOUSTIC PHONETICS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the

acoustics, measurement, and nomenclature of speech sounds and theoretical and acoustic

bases of speech perception (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

704 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY I 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. General introduction

to the research process with an emphasis on acquiring a reading knowledge of research and

an ability to evaluate research.

 

705 AUDITORY DISORDERS 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission. Study of conditions/diseases that

can affect the auditory system.

 

706 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY UNDERLYING NEURO-OTOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: 702. An in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory and

vestibular nervous systems (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

707 PSYCHOACOUSTICS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the principles,

procedures, and research of psychoacoustics: the relationships between the physical

dimensions of auditory stimuli and the resultant perceptual experience with normal and

impaired hearing.

 

708 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH II 2 credits

Prerequisite: 704. Development of a reading knowledge of research and the ability to evaluate

the quality of research studies.

 

709 AUDIOLOGIC ASSESSMENT 3 credits

Prerequisite: 705, 743. Theoretical basis for tests underlying basic audiologic assessments.

 

710 INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNITY NOISE 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Theoretical principles

of noise measurement; etiology of noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma; industrial

hearing conservation program, Occupational Health and Safety Act; community and recreational

noise evaluation and management.

 

711 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY FOR THE AUDIOLOGIST 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Examination of normal

and abnormal aspects of speech and language including their impact on auditory function

and testing.

 

712 DIAGNOSIS OF AUDITORY DISORDERS 3 credits

Prerequisite: 709. Underlying theory and principles of administration and interpretation of site of-

lesion tests.

 

713 HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: 701. Study of amplification systems for the hearing impaired.

 

714 GERONTOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Physiological, psychological,

and sociological theories of aging with a focus on the etiology, symptomatology,

assessment, and rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairments.

 

715 CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING: EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT 2 credits

Prerequisites: 705 and 706. Study of audiologic evaluation and habilitation/rehabilitation procedures

for people having central auditory disabilities.

 

717 PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: 709. Study of audiologic diagnostic and auditory habilitative protocols for the birth

to 3 population. Both assessment and management strategies will be emphasized.

 

719 COUNSELING IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Focus on interviewing,

counseling, and interacting with individuals with hearing impairments, their families, and

significant others.

 

721 EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BALANCE DISORDERS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the balance

mechanism; differential diagnostic assessment of balance disorders including electronystagmography,

posturography and rotational testing; rehabilitation of the balance disordered

patient (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

725 MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF AUDITORY DISORDERS 2 credits

Prerequisite: 712. A study of the multidisciplinary approach to medical/surgical management

of patients with auditory and vestibular disorders.

 

726 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: 706. Study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology, including ABR,

MLR, ECochG, ENOG, ALR, P300, VER, and SSER.

 

727 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN DEAFNESS 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. An introduction to General Cultures and Deaf Cultures and the audiologist’s roles and responsibilities in planning treatment with diverse patients and the Deaf Community.

 

728 SEMINAR IN AUDIOLOGY 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Selected current topics

in audiology with emphasis on review of current literature. Course may be repeated up to

six credits.

 

730 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of issues which

impact the management of audiological practices, including establishing a private practice,

reimbursement, marketing, record keeping and professional liability.

 

731 FOURTH YEAR SEMINAR 1 credit

Prerequisite: Admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 749 or

750 or permission of instructor. In depth consideration of topics/issues in the practice of audiology

with emphasis upon issues related to clinical rotation issues. Repeatable up to six credits.

732 AUDIOLOGIC TREATMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 4 credit

Study of current methodologies employed in the audiologic treatment of people with hearing

loss across the lifespan. Implementation of remedial strategies is emphasized.

 

734 PRINCIPLES OF PRECEPTING 1 credit

Prerequisite: 748. Examination of the concepts and practices essential to the preceptor role.

Emphasis on professional standards, adult learning theories, communication styles, ethical

principles, and multiple roles of a preceptor (educator, role model, mentor, facilitator, and evaluator).

 

747 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST I 3 credits

Prerequisites: 746. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic

assessments and audiologic rehabilitation. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

 

748 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST II 3 credits

Prerequisites: 747 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the

independent performance of audiologic procedures, audiologic rehabilitation, and vestibular

assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

 

749 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST III 6 credits

Prerequisites: 748, and permission. Corequisite: 731. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology

requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologist

rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

750 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST IV 8 credits

Prerequisites: 749 and successful completion of the PRAXIS Examination. Corequisite: 731.

Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic

assessment procedures, audiologic rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

751 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST V 8 credits

Prerequisites: 750 and permission. Corequisite: 731. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology

requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologic

rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

752 CLERKSHIP I 1 credit

Prerequisites: Admission to the Doctor of Audiology program or permission of instructor.

Introduction to clinical practicum in Audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

753 CLERKSHIP II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 741. Introduction to clinical practicum in audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

754 INTERNSHIP I 1 credit

Corequisite: 709 or permission. Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform

discrete tasks under supervision (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

755 INTERNSHIP II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 743. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform

discrete tasks under supervision (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

756 INTERNSHIP III 2 credits

Prerequisite: 744 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the

independent performance of basic audiologic procedures, including hearing aid management

(repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

757 INTERNSHIP IV 2 credits

Prerequisites: 745 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the

independent performance of diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and audiologic rehabilitation

procedures (repeatable for up to 8 credits).

 

758 IMPLANTABLE TECHNOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. or permission. Study of implantable technology in children and

adults including equipment, candidacy, programming, fitting and troubleshooting.

 

760 HEARING AID FITTING AND SELECTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 4 credits

Prerequisite: 713. Examination of the theory and practice of fitting hearing aids across the lifespan.

Emphasis on special clinical procedures, research needs, and evolving technology in

hearing instruments.

 

761 ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC AND VESTIBULAR MEASURES 4 credits

Prerequisites: 721 and 726. Advanced considerations in balance function assessment and

management and in the study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology.

 

899 DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT/RESIDENCY 1-8 credits

(May be repeated up to 8 credits) Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Doctor of Audiology

program and permission of instructor. Continuous enrollment course to maintain status in

Au.D. program.

 

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