UT Dallas 2016 Graduate Catalog

Audiology

AUD 6113 Grand Rounds (1 semester credit hour) Case staffing, presentations and discussion of patient audiological diagnostic and rehabilitation and selected topics in a group session attended by students and faculty. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (1-0) Y

AUD 6303 Hearing Science (3 semester credit hours) Basic acoustics and psychoacoustics. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. Corequisite: AUD 6V20. (3-0) Y

AUD 6305 Anatomy and Physiology of Audition (3 semester credit hours) Structure and function of the auditory system including external, middle, and inner ear, and central auditory mechanisms. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6306 Speech Science (3 semester credit hours) The physical properties of speech and the perceptual, cognitive and neural processes that intervene between the production and perception of speech in everyday speech communication. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6310 Advanced Clinical Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Instrumentation and calibration standards for audiology practice. The development, application and interpretation of standard and advanced diagnostic audiological procedures. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6311 Diagnostic Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Diagnostic procedures for audiological diagnosis including behavioral and functional measures (ABR and OAE). Emphasis on administration and interpretation of diagnostic audiological tests. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6314 Instrumentation (3 semester credit hours) This course focuses on the use, care, and maintenance of new generation audiological and vestibular diagnostic equipment. Laboratory exercises emphasize use and interpretation of equipment manuals to explore seldom used equipment features. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6316 Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults (3 semester credit hours) Evaluation and remediation of impairment, limitations and restrictions associated with hearing loss. Emphasis on hearing aid orientation and benefit, counseling, assistive technology, coping skills, communication strategies, speech reading, advocacy for adults with hearing loss, and partnering with community mentors. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6318 Pediatric Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Etiological, medical and genetic considerations relevant to the pediatric population. Emphasis on current diagnostic options with infants and young children, including those having developmental delays from cognitive deficits or physical disabilities. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6352 Medical Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Etiology and pathology of auditory/vestibular disorders and diagnostic and treatment procedures. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 6V20 Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (1-9 semester credit hours) Application in structured laboratories of principles taught in diagnostic audiology, rehabilitation audiology, hearing science, amplification, cochlear implant, vestibular and electrophysiology courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. Corequisite: AUD 6303 or AUD 6310 or AUD 6311 or AUD 6316 or AUD 7321 or AUD 7326 or AUD 7327 or AUD 7353. (0-[1-9]) S

AUD 7182 Issues in Mentoring and Counseling (1 semester credit hour) This course focuses on topics in patient counseling and professional mentoring. Counselors and mentors across various disciplines will discuss the importance of effective communication as it relates to key issues in clinician-patient interaction, family dynamics, and workplace dynamics. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (1-0) Y

AUD 7210 Professional Issues in Audiology (2 semester credit hours) Ethics and professional issues in various practice settings, including multicultural considerations, licensure, certification, outcome measures, liability, malpractice, and practice management. Prerequisite: BBSC majors only. (2-0) Y

AUD 7228 Hearing Loss Prevention (2 semester credit hours) Identification and prevention of hearing loss in children and adults. Focuses on industrial hearing conservation programs. Includes hearing loss prevention in children, hearing protection, and noise standards. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (2-0) Y

AUD 7240 Auditory Processing Disorders (2 semester credit hours) Lectures taught by different faculty members. Examples are: auditory processing disorders, vestibular case studies, implantable hearing devices, wireless technology, coding and reimbursement, and unilateral hearing loss. Prerequisite: BBSC majors only. (2-0) Y

AUD 7280 Doctoral Practicum in Audiology (2 semester credit hours) Supervised doctoral level experience in assessment and habilitation/rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and instructor consent required. (2-0) S

AUD 7321 Theories of Amplification (3 semester credit hours) The effect of sensory hearing loss on speech perception. Compression and hearing aid signal processing. Verification of hearing aid performance including electroacoustic and probe microphone measurement. Assessing candidacy, prescribing hearing aid performance and assessing hearing aid outcomes. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7324 (ACN 7324 and COMD 7324) Seminar in Cochlear Implants and Technology for Persons with Hearing Impairments (3 semester credit hours) Overview of prosthetic alternatives to conventional amplification for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Topics include candidacy determination, technology, programming/fitting of devices, aural (re)habilitation, and awareness of controversial areas related to cochlear implantation. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7325 Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation for Adult Hearing Loss (3 semester credit hours) Intensive experience with comprehensive rehabilitation of adults and/or teens with a focus on research and clinical techniques to facilitate communication in employment, social, and home situations through the use of communication strategies and advanced assistive technology. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7326 Aural Habilitation of Children with Hearing Impairments (3 semester credit hours) Issues in selection and fitting of amplification and FM systems for children, rationale and methods of auditory training, optimizing the auditory environment, communication options, and family-centered intervention. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7327 Evaluation and Fitting of Amplification Systems (3 semester credit hours) Advanced study of digital technology in amplification systems including compression, noise reduction, signal-to-noise ratio enhancement, feedback suppression, frequency lowering technology and speech enhancement strategies. Verification of advanced features in hearing aid delivery. Examination of new developments in hearing aid technologies. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7338 Research in Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Review of the principles of research, including the relationship between working hypotheses and methodology and outcomes to prepare individuals to become a critical consumer of research. Scientific writing process including journal publication, scientific posters, and writing style. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7339 (COMD 7339) Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (3 semester credit hours) Evidence-based practice as a paradigm for identifying, appraising, and using high-quality evidence to plan research studies and to make decisions about clinical practice. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of Vestibular System (3 semester credit hours) Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the vestibular, oculomotor and related systems used for maintaining equilibrium and balance. Disorders affecting balance. Procedures used for diagnostic assessment of the vestibular system including Electronystagmography/Videonystagmography, Video Head Impulse Test, rotational chair, platform posturography and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials. Medical and non-medical treatments for balance disorders. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7353 Clinical Electrophysiology (3 semester credit hours) Evoked and event-related potentials including recording techniques, neurophysiological mechanisms, and applications to clinical populations. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. Corequisite: AUD 6V20. (3-0) Y

AUD 7360 Planning Audiology Services in Developing Countries (3 semester credit hours) This course is created with a required on-site practicum in under-served and developing country as well as providing a structured didactic experience for students. Students will get a first hand overview of the specific challenges involved in providing hearing health care services in developing countries in the context of the country and culture. Students will be supervised and demonstrate required clinical knowledge and skill to interact with patients and professionals during the experience as well as those outlined in Clinical Standards and Implementation Guidelines. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor Consent Required. (3-0) Y

AUD 7371 Doctoral Seminar in Audiology (3 semester credit hours) Selected topics and current research in audiology and hearing science. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) R

AUD 7V82 Special Topics in Hearing Science and Audiology (1-9 semester credit hours) Selected topics and current research in hearing science and audiology. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. ([1-9]-0) Y

AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology (1-9 semester credit hours) Independent research project to fulfill the Doctor of Audiology research requirement. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) S

AUD 8V97 Doctoral Internship in Audiology (1-9 semester credit hours) Intensive, full-time, clinical audiology practicum in a work setting that provides exposure to a diverse clinical population and a wide breadth of audiologic services. Completed during the fourth year of the AuD Program. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) S

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