Oct 02, 2023
SPA 765 - Advanced Audiology (3 units)
Calibration of test equipment. Rationale and procedures used in the evaluation of hearing loss. Laboratory exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Must be an admitted degree seeking student in the Speech Pathology and Audiology masters program.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of distinguishing between sound and unsound interpretations of scientific information when completing research related to audiology.
2. demonstrate knowledge of conducting behavioral testing using modern technology to assess speech thresholds via air conduction for adults.
3. demonstrate knowledge of conducting acoustic immittance tests, otoacoustic emissions, and evoked potentials using modern technology and be able to interpret the results.
4. demonstrate knowledge of conducting behavioral testing using modern technology to assess pure tone thresholds via air/bone conduction for children.
5. demonstrate knowledge of conducting behavioral testing using modern technology to assess speech thresholds via air conduction for children.
6. demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of research and application to audiological clinical populations.
7. demonstrate knowledge of obtaining a case history to facilitate assessment planning.
8. demonstrate knowledge of preparing a professional report which includes interpretation and summary of findings, recommendations and a treatment/management plan.
9. demonstrate knowledge of pediatric patient characteristics and how they relate to clinical services.
10. demonstrate knowledge of evaluating for auditory related processing disorders in both children and adults.
11. demonstrate knowledge of screening individuals for hearing impairment using clinically appropriate measures.
12. demonstrate knowledge of promoting hearing wellness and protection of hearing function via hearing conservation.
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