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SPA 70615 - CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT: Study of audiologic evaluation and (re)habilitation procedures for people with central auditory processing disorders.

SPA 70616 - HEARING AID FITTING AND SELECTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN : 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.

SPA 70618 - IMPLANTABLE TECHNOLOGY: Study of implantable devices in children and adults including equipment, candidacy, programming, fitting, and troubleshooting.

SPA 70627 - MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY : An introduction to varying cultures and the audiologist's roles and responsibilities in planning treatment with a member of these cultures.

SPA 70630 - PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN AUDIOLOGY : Study of issues which impact the management of audiological practices, including establishing a private practice, reimbursement, marketing, record keeping and professional liability.

SPA 70691 - SEMINAR IN AUDIOLOGY: (Repeatable for credit) Selected current topics in audiology with emphasis on review of current literature.

SPA 70701 - BASIC AND APPLIED PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS FOR AUDIOLOGY: Study of physical acoustics, basic electricity and electronics, as well as principles, methodology, calibration and maintenance of audiologic equipment.

SPA 70702 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PERIPHERAL AUDITORY AND VESTIBULAR SYSTEMS: A study of the anatomy, biophysics and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems.

SPA 70703 - ACOUSTIC PHONETICS: Study of the acoustics, measurement and nomenclature of speech sounds and theoretical and acoustic bases of speech perception (includes 1 hour lab).

SPA 70704 - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY I: General introduction to the research process with an emphasis on acquiring a reading knowledge of research and an ability to evaluate research.

SPA 70705 - AUDITORY DISORDERS: Study of conditions/diseases that can affect the auditory system.

SPA 70706 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY UNDERLYING NEURO-OTOLOGY: An in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory and vestibular nervous system (includes 1 hour lab.)

SPA 70707 - PSYCHOACOUSTICS: 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.

SPA 70708 - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH II : Development of a reading knowledge of research and the ability to evaluate the quality of research studies.

SPA 70709 - AUDIOLOGIC ASSESSMENT: Theoretical basis for tests underlying basic audiologic assessments.

SPA 70710 - INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY NOISE: Theoretical principles of noise measurement; etiology of noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma; industrial hearing conservation programs; occupational safety and health act; community and recreational noise evaluation and management.

SPA 70711 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY FOR THE AUDIOLOGIST: Examination of normal and abnormal aspects of speech and language including their impact on auditory function and testing.

SPA 70712 - DIAGNOSIS OF AUDITORY DISORDERS: Underlying theory and principles of administration and interpretation of site-of-lesion tests.

SPA 70713 - HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY: Study of amplification systems for the hearing impaired.

SPA 70714 - GERONTOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY: Physiological, psychological and sociological theories of aging with a focus on the etiology, symptomatology, assessment and rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairments.

SPA 70716 - ADULT HEARING-AID FITTING AND SELECTION: Examination of the theory and practice of fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on special clinical procedures, research needs, and evolving technology in hearing instruments. Includes a one hour lab.

SPA 70717 - PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY: Study of audiologic diagnostic and auditory habilitative protocols for the birth to 3 populations. Both assessment and management strategies will be emphasized.

SPA 70719 - COUNSELING IN AUDIOLOGY: Focus on interviewing, counseling and interacting with individuals with hearing impairments, their families, and significant others.

SPA 70721 - EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BALANCE DISORDERS: Study of the balance mechanism; differential diagnostic assessment of balance. disorders including electronystagmography, posturography and rotational testing; rehabilitation of the balance disordered patient (1 hour lab included.)

SPA 70725 - MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF AUDITORY DISORDERS: A study of the multidisciplinary approach to medical/surgical management of patients with auditory and vestibular disorders.

SPA 70726 - ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY: Study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology, including ABR, MLR, ECHOCHG, ENOG, ALR, P300, VER, and SSER.

SPA 70732 - AUDIOLOGIC TREATMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: Study of current methodologies employed in the audiologic treatment of people with hearing loss across the lifespan. Implementation of remedial strategies is emphasized.

SPA 70733 - ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC AND VESTIBULAR MEASURES: Advanced considerations in balance function assessment and management and in the study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology.

SPA 70734 - PRINCIPLES IN PRECEPTING: Examination of the concepts and practices essential to the preceptor role. Emphasis on professional standards, adult learning theories, communication styles, ethical principles, and the multiple roles of a preceptor (educator, role model, mentor, facilitator and evaluator).

SPA 70747 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST I: Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic assessments and audiologic habilitation.

SPA 70748 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST II: Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologic rehabilitation and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

SPA 70749 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST III: Full-time clinical practicum in audiology at an off-campus site.

SPA 70750 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST IV: Full-time clinical practicum in audiology at an off-campus site. Students taking the course must have successfully completed the Praxis Examination.

SPA 70791 - CLINICAL SEMINAR IN AUDIOLOGY: (Repeatable for credit)In-depth consideration of topics/issues in the practice of audiology with emphasis upon issues related to clinical rotation.

SPA 70892 - INTERNSHIP III: Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision.

SPA 70992 - INTERNSHIP IV: Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision.

SPA 74592 - CLERKSHIP I: Introduction to clinical practicum in audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required.

SPA 74692 - CLERKSHIP II: Introduction to clinical practicum in audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required.

SPA 74792 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST III: Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses the entire range of audiologic procedures including neurophysiological based procedures.

SPA 74892 - GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST V: Full-time external audiology clinical placement with a licensed and appropriately credentialed preceptor who provides clinical teaching. This experience provides a capstone learning experience in the full scope of practice in the profession of audiology.

SPA 75792 - INTERNSHIP I: Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision.

SPA 76792 - INTERNSHIP II: Supervised clinical practicum in audiology during which students will perform discrete clinical tasks while under supervision.