Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) - Course Sequence/Descriptions


The Clinical Doctorate program in Audiology (Au.D.) at Bloomsburg University is currently an eleven (11) semester program.

FIRST YEAR – FALL

AUDSLP 600 Diagnostic Audiology I (credits, 3)

Description: This course includes the procedures for determination of auditory sensitivity via air conduction, bone conduction, and in the sound field. Detailed procedures for assessment of speech perception are also included. Interpretation of test results to determine the presence, degree, and type of hearing loss will be discussed. All the equipment and procedural variables that can affect test results will be presented. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 602 Hearing Science I (credits, 3)

Description: Basic properties of simple and complex sounds, sound measurement, and sound propagation will be reviewed. The classical psychophysical procedures for detection of auditory thresholds will be demonstrated. Loudness perception, frequency selectivity, and temporal processing in the auditory system will be discussed. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 603 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and textbook with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University as well as affiliated off campus sites.

AUDSLP 604 Hearing Aids Theory and Technology (credits, 3)

Description: The theoretical and technical aspects of hearing aid fitting to include psychoacoustics, acoustics, speech perceptions, compression strategies, real ear data, fitting formulas, acoustic modification, digital processing, and electroacoustic measurements will be considered. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 650 Intro IONM (credits, 1-Trad, 3-IONM – REQ FOR ALL STUDENTS)

Description: This is a general introduction of clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring. This course will familiarize the student with the general issues of science and practice of IONM. The IONM principle and history, electroneurophysiological modalities, practical aspects of perioperative monitoring, and routine operation room practice will be reviewed.


FIRST YEAR – SPRING

AUDSLP 605 Diagnostic Audiology II (credits, 3)

Description: A comprehensive study of a variety of site of lesion tests. The course will cover acoustic immittance measures including tympanometry and acoustic reflex measures for detection of middle ear disorders and site of lesions in the auditory pathway. Other site of lesion tests include threshold and suprathreshold tone decay, loudness recruitment, loudness balance, Short Increment Sensitivity Index, Bekesy tests and brief tone audiometry. Test for detection of nonorganic hearing loss will also be discussed. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 607 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and theory with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University.

AUDSLP 621 Hearing Science II (credits, 3)

Description: This course will include the following aspects of auditory perception: Pitch perception, space perception, auditory pattern and object perception, speech perception. Practical applications of psychoacoustic phenomena will also be discussed. Prerequisite: AUDSLP.602. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 639 Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders I (credits, 3)

Description: In order to provide comprehensive audiologic services to their patients, audiologists are often required to perform vestibular and balance assessments. The successful completion of a vestibular assessment requires the clinician to have an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the systems being tested, the medical history of the patient, the techniques needed to perform the testing, and the way to properly interpret the test results. In addition, once the cause of the disorder is determined, understanding the techniques that are available for treatment will allow the clinician to assist in the treatment of the patient. This course is the first of a 2-course series designed to instruct the audiology doctoral student in the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular and balance systems, and the techniques used in a standard electronystagmography evaluation. In addition, the students will learn the pathophysiology of common vestibular and balance disorders. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 651 Functional Human Neuroanatomy (credits, 1-Trad, 3-IONM- REQ FOR ALL STUDENTS)

Description: Introduces students to functional human neuroanatomy of cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus/hypothalamus, brains tern, reticular formation, cerebellum, spinal cord, motor system, somatosensory system, limbic system, visual system, auditory/vestibular system, the blood supply of the nervous system, cranial nerves and peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, the meninges, ventricular system, and cerebrospinal fluid. Both the normal functioning and particular pathologies of these systems will be discussed with the emphasis on clinical vignettes to illustrate the concepts to facilitate the interpretation and memorization of essential neuroanatomic information. This course emphasizes the correlation between IONM and the function of the relevant anatomical structures. Prerequisites: Admission to and good standing in the Au.D. program.


FIRST YEAR - SUMMER

AUDSLP 582 Research in Speech Language Pathology (credits, 3)

Description: Provides the graduate student in communication sciences and disorders with knowledge and skills in research methods, research design and statistical analysis. Students will use clinical and non-clinical research literature to solve diagnostic and treatment problems encountered in the general practices of communication sciences and disorders. Clinical application of research and translation of research into evidence-based practice are emphasized. May be offered in traditional and distance education formats. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: Enrollment in either the AuD (Audiology) or MS (Speech Pathology) program in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

AUDSLP 609 Theoretical and Clinical Masking (credits, 3)

Description: The neurophysiologic and acoustic basis of auditory masking will be explored. Historical and subsequent chronological development of masking techniques will be presented. Practical training in using masking in clinical audiometry and interpretation of test results will be offered. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 610 Auditory Problems in Children (credits, 3)

Description: Examine congenital and acquired hearing impairment in children with a special emphasis on problems of differential diagnosis. Educational and social implication of hearing impairment in children is discussed in conjunction with an introduction to appropriate habilitative procedures. Prerequisites: Currently enrolled and academic good standing in the Au.D. program.

AUDSLP 611 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits 1)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and theory with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University.

AUDSLP 652 Clinical Neurophysiology I (credits, 1-Trad, 3-IONM – REQ FOR ALL STUDENTS)

Description: Introduces students to the neurophysiology for the motor and sensory systems. This is a clinical neurophysiological course specific relevant to IONM. Nerve conduction study (NCS), Electromyography (EMG), Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), auditory evoked potentials (ABR), visual evoked potentials (VEP), motor evoked potentials (MEP) will be reviewed and integrated with functional monitoring and protection during surgery. Prerequisites: Admission to and good standing in the Au.D. program.


SECOND YEAR – FALL

AUDSLP 623 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and theory with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University.

AUDSLP 625 Neuroanatomy of Auditory, Visual, and Somatosensory Systems (credits, 3)

Description: This is a clinical neuroanatomy course specific to the structures of the auditory, visual, and Somatasensory systems. It is the second course in a sequence of three courses specific to these systems. (Neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and clinical physiological methods in audiology). This course will familiarize the student with the structures in the auditory, visual, and Somatasensory systems. Neurophysiology will be reviewed to integrate the structure with system failure (disease process, mechanical manipulation) in each area. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 649 Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders II (credits, 3)

Description: In order to provide comprehensive audiologic services to their patients, audiologist are often required to perform vestibular assessments. The successful completion of a vestibular assessment requires that the clinician have an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the systems being tested, the medical history of the patient, the techniques needed to perform the testing, and the way to properly interpret the test results. In addition, once the cause of the disorder is determined, understanding the techniques that are available for treatment will allow the clinician to assist in the treatment of the patient. This course is the second in a 2-course series that will provide the audiology doctoral student with instruction in the techniques and interpretation of more advanced vestibular and balance tests. In addition, students will learn about vestibular rehabilitation as a technique to aid in the remediation of vestibular and balance disorders. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 653 Anesthesia (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad 2nd yr. Fall)

Description: This is a clinical anesthesia course specific to the anesthetic effects on electrophysiological system and waveform recording during IONM surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the knowledge of perioperative anesthetic management and confounding factors of anesthesia to neurophysiological monitoring. Basic principles of anesthesia, different anesthetic agents, effects on neurophysiological signals, and IONM-specific anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with different surgical approaches.


SECOND YEAR – SPRING

AUDSLP 624 Hearing Aids: Clinical Considerations and Fitting Practices (credits, 3)

Description: Clinical consideration and fitting practices will be analyzed and evaluated. This will include practical use and clinical application of acoustic modification and prescription methods in fitting hearing aids. Considerations for the evaluation, selection, and fitting of hearing aids for adults and children. The benefits of bilateral vs. monaural amplification and the verification of instrument gain measurements. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 626 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and theory with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University.

AUDSLP 631 Auditory Neurophysiology for the Audiologist (credits, 3)

Description: In order to provide comprehensive audiologic services to their patients, audiologists are required to have a working knowledge of numerous biological and technical processes. A strong knowledge base regarding the physiology of the structures involved in audition is especially important. An understanding of auditory neurophysiology is critical in the diagnosis of hearing loss, central auditory processing (CAP) disorders, and retrocochlear pathology; and the means by which audiologic tests can detect these phenomena. This course will provide the audiology doctoral student with basic neurophysiologic characteristics of neurons and those characteristics for the central and peripheral components of the auditory system. The students will also gain knowledge on how to integrate this information into the interpretation of routine clinical audiologic testing. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: Currently enrolled and academic good standing in the Au.D. program.

AUDSLP 635 Clinical and Physiological Methods in Audiology (credits, 3)

Description: Study of the Electrophysiology techniques used to assess and diagnose cochlear and retrocochlear pathology and brainstem, spinal and nerve integrity. Review of theories and clinical applications of auditory brainstem evoked potentials, electrocochleography, SSEP and VEP.

AUDSLP 654 Clinical Neurophysiology II (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad 2nd yr. Spring)

Description: Familiarizes the student with the EEG knowledge and techniques used for brain monitoring and protection. This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring during surgery. Neurophysiological basis of EEG recording, adult and pediatric EEG, Epileptic EEG, neurological and medical EEG, and neuropharmacological EEG will be reviewed and integrated with neural functional monitoring and protection during surgery. Prerequisites: Admission to and good standing in the Au.D. Program.


SECOND YEAR - SUMMER

AUDSLP 608 Evaluation and Treatment of Tinnitus (credits, 3)

Description: The purpose of this course is to teach the theoretical basis and clinical implications on the prevalence, etiology, evaluation, and treatment of tinnitus. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 629 Perspectives and Interpersonal Implications of Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation (credits, 3)

Description: Examine the impact of aural habilitation/rehabilitation on the individual and in a social context as well as psychosocial function. Application of aural habilitation/rehabilitation techniques for the individual and significant others. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 627 Central Auditory Processing Disorders (credits, 3)

Description: This course describes various aspects of central auditory processing and disorders. Students learn about the underlying processes of auditory processing in the central nervous system. They are provided with a review of several evaluation and remediation approaches used in the management of clients with central auditory disorders. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 630 Internship: Clinical Audiology (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: The Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic of Bloomsburg University is an integral part of the teaching-training program of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The clinic provides outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons of all ages with speech, hearing, and language problems, including students and other members of the college community and residents of the Bloomsburg area. It serves as an extension of the classroom where students can apply and study evaluation procedures, therapeutic methods, techniques and materials, and the classification and etiology of speech and hearing disorders. The clinic provides the student with an opportunity to relate text and lecture information to actual clinical cases under the close supervision of certified staff. Students gain experience in all aspects of remediation diagnosis, therapy, counseling, report writing with a wide variety of clients. The clinic is necessary and inseparable from the existing course sequence. It becomes an important step in the development of a competent clinician, linking the classroom and theory with the clinical experiences, certification, and employment in the field. Internships are carried out within the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Bloomsburg University.

AUDSLP 657 Spine (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad for 3rd yr. Summer)

Description: This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during spine surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for spinal cord monitoring and protection. Spinal cord anatomy, neurophysiology, spine diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative SSEP, DSEP, Spinal Epidural Potentials, MEP, S-EMG, and T-EMG monitoring.

THIRD YEAR - FALL

AUDSLP 622 Aural Rehabilitation: Child (credits, 3)

Description: Explores all related aspects of the provision of aural habilitation/rehabilitation services to children with hearing impairment. Content includes such topics as models of information processing during communication, development of auditory, speech and language skills in children with hearing loss, provision of effective counseling and guidance to families, provision of assessment and intervention services for the development of speech and language skills, speech conservation and Deaf culture. Prerequisites: Currently enrolled and academic good standing in the Au.D. program.

AUDSLP 636 Professional Ethics and Cultural Diversity (credits, 3)*

Description: Issues related to ethical development and practice in the field of audiology as well as multicultural sensitivity. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 637 Medical Audiology (credits, 3)

Description: Basic and advanced principles in medical diagnostic audiology including anatomy and physiology of the system, disorders of the system, radiology and functional brain imaging, pharmacology, genetics, medical treatment, and diagnosis. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 638 Clinical Externship/Residency I (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: An integral part of the teaching-training program is to have the student transition to hospitals; ENT practices, audiology practices, and medical clinics. This will enable the student to gain experience with a diverse population of clients (age, gender, pathology, social/economic, and race), equipment, and clinical/medical procedures. It is the bridge between the theoretical experience and being prepared for the workplace. The Council for Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association requires that specific contact hours must be completed across five categories and two age groups. The total number of contact hours in these categories and age groups will be 2,000 to 3,000 hours. These hours must be acquired in three distinct sites or work environments and there must be a full-time 12-month residency experience. The clinical experience in this sequence of courses will be a graded transition. The first experience (638, 642, 646) will be half time external with academic courses. Experiences 647-648 will be full-time external. This will ensure the diversity and hours needed to be prepared for employment, licensure, and certification.

AUDSLP 656 Cranial (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad 3rd yr. Fall)

Description: This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during cerebral surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for cerebral monitoring and protection. Brain anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative SSEP, TceMEP, EEG (ECoG) and TCD monitoring.


THIRD YEAR - SPRING

AUDSLP 601 Audiological Rehabilitation for Adults (credits, 3)

Description: Provide a study of all the related aspects in the provision of audiologic rehabilitation services to adults with hearing impairment. Includes such topics as models of audiologic rehabilitation, assessment and management, auditory training, speech-reading, auditory-visual integration, effective communication strategies, assistive technology, speech conservation, and Deaf culture. Prerequisites: Admission to and good standing in the Au.D. program.

AUDSLP 606 Electronics and Instrumentation in Audiology (credits, 3)

Description: Solving practical equipment problems and understand the operation of equipment used in clinical practice and hearing services. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 642 Clinical Externship/Residency II (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: An integral part of the teaching-training program is to have the student transition to hospitals; ENT practices, audiology practices, and medical clinics. This will enable the student to gain experience with a diverse population of clients (age, gender, pathology, social/economic, and race), equipment, and clinical/medical procedures. It is the bridge between the theoretical experience and being prepared for the workplace. The Council for Academic Accreditation requires that specific contact hours must be completed across five categories and two age groups. The total number of contact hours in these categories and age groups will be 2,000 to 3,000 hours. These hours must be acquired in three distinct sites or work environments and there must be a full-time 12-month residency experience. The clinical experience in this sequence of courses will be a graded transition. The first experience (638, 642, 646) will be half time external with academic courses. Experiences 647-648 will be full-time external. This will ensure the diversity and hours needed to be prepared for employment, licensure, and certification.

AUDSLP 644 Issues and Perspectives in Audiological Practices (credits, 3)*

Description: Topics related to the professional practice of audiology including establishing a private practice, reimbursement, quality assurance, professional malpractice, marketing, business management, and the planning, organization, financing, and delivery of hearing health care. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 655 IONM Skull Base Surg (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad 3rd yr. Spring)

Description: This is a clinical neurophysiology and functional monitoring course specific to the disorders monitored during skull base surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the IONM knowledge and techniques used for skull base neural monitoring and protection. Skull base anatomy, neurophysiology, neurological diseases, pathology, specific surgical procedures, and anesthetic considerations will be reviewed and integrated with perioperative ABR, SSEP, VEP, S-EMG, T-EMG, NCS and MEP monitoring.


THIRD YEAR - SUMMER

AUDSLP 643 Hearing Conservation (credits, 3)

Description: Problems and programs of hearing conservation in public institutions and industries examined with special emphasis on legislation and medico-legal questions. Role and function of the public health and industrial audiologist is examined. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 640 Cochlear/ARB Implant (credits, 3)

Description: Implantation is a complex biomedical achievement. The audiologist's role is extremely important in the field. Their role includes understanding biological safety, development of implant program, medical evaluation, audiological evaluation and treatment, surgery, design of implant, programming the processor, benefits and risks, and ethical issues. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 628 Geriatric Audiology (credits, 3)*

Description: A study of all the age-related changes in aging and its impact on diagnostic and rehabilitative services to older clients in audiology. Detailed study of age-related changes in the auditory system and its impact on hearing. Age-related changes in other sensory systems and physiological systems will be reviewed. Special procedures for provision of audiological services to the older adult will be discussed. Three hours lecture per week.

AUDSLP 646 Clinical Externship/Residency III (credits, 1-IONM, 3-Trad)

Description: An integral part of the teaching-training program is to have the student transition to hospitals; ENT practices, audiology practices, and medical clinics. This will enable the student to gain experience with a diverse population of clients (age, gender, pathology, social/economic, and race), equipment, and clinical/medical procedures. It is the bridge between the theoretical experience and being prepared for the workplace. The Council for Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association requires that specific contact hours must be completed across five categories and two age groups. The total number of contact hours in these categories and age groups will be 2,000 to 3,000 hours. These hours must be acquired in three distinct sites or work environments and there must be a full-time 12-month residency experience. The clinical experience in this sequence of courses will be a graded transition. The first experience (638, 642, 646) will be half time external with academic courses. Experiences 647-648 will be full-time external. This will ensure the diversity and hours needed to be prepared for employment, licensure, and certification.

AUDSLP 658 IONM Mapping (credits, 3-IONM ONLY, Not required for Trad for 3rd yr. Summer)

Description: This is a clinical physiological mapping and imaging navigation course specific stereotactic and functional surgery. This course will familiarize the student with the central nervous system (CNS) neurophysiological mapping and functional navigation imaging techniques. The CNS structural mapping, deep brain stimulation/targeting, and functional navigation imaging study will be review and integrated with CNS disorders monitored during surgery.


FOURTH YEAR - FALL

AUDSLP 647 Clinical Externship/Residency IV (credits, 6)

Description: An integral part of the teaching-training program is to have the student transition to hospitals; ENT practices, audiology practices, and medical clinics. This will enable the student to gain experience with a diverse population of clients (age, gender, pathology, social/economic, and race), equipment, and clinical/medical procedures. It is the bridge between the theoretical experience and being prepared for the workplace. The Council for Academic Accreditation requires that specific contact hours must be completed across five categories and two age groups. The total number of contact hours in these categories and age groups will be 2,000 to 3,000 hours. These hours must be acquired in three distinct sites or work environments and there must be a full-time 12-month residency experience. The clinical experience in this sequence of courses will be a graded transition. The first experience (638, 642, 646) will be half time external with academic courses. Experiences 647-648 will be full-time external. This will ensure the diversity and hours needed to be prepared for employment, licensure, and certification.


FOURTH YEAR - SPRING

AUDSLP 648 Clinical Externship/Residency V (credits, 6)

Description: An integral part of the teaching-training program is to have the student transition to hospitals; ENT practices, audiology practices, and medical clinics. This will enable the student to gain experience with a diverse population of clients (age, gender, pathology, social/economic, and race), equipment, and clinical/medical procedures. It is the bridge between the theoretical experience and being prepared for the workplace. The Council for Academic Accreditation requires that specific contact hours must be completed across five categories and two age groups. The total number of contact hours in these categories and age groups will be 2,000 to 3,000 hours. These hours must be acquired in three distinct sites or work environments and there must be a full-time 12-month residency experience. The clinical experience in this sequence of courses will be a graded transition. The first experience (638, 642, 646) will be half time external with academic courses. Experiences 647-648 will be full-time external. This will ensure the diversity and hours needed to be prepared for employment, licensure, and certification.

** Courses can be omitted if thesis track