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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6210

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-03
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1567 2008-06-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication Sciences and Disorders BC USF01TPA121900 10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ruth Bahr 43182

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 6210 Advanced Vocal Disorders

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Adv. Vocal Dis.
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Students will be familiarized with perceptual, physiological, psychological, and behavioral processes involved in voice production, and apply this knowledge to assessment and treatment of voice disorders. Restricted to majors and may not be repeated.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course will provide students seeking a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology with the knowledge required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is a required course for those students in our Master's program who have not had a course in voice disorders at the undergraduate level. It meets one of the competencies set out by our accrediting agency. This course would be of interest to students for whom voice production is a primary aspect of their profession, like music and medicine.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 4 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The minimum qualifications, set out by our accrediting agency are a PhD with an emphasis in voice production and treatment. Clinical experience in this area is helpful.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1) Differentiate between normal and dysphonic voice productions.

    2) Analyze voice productions (acoustically, physiologically and perceptually) in order to determine the the nature of the dysphonia.

    3) Identify psychosocial influences that may be operating to maintain a voice disorder.

    4) Describe useful surgical procedures in the treatment of vocal dysfunction.

    5) Incorporate medical, psychosocial, acoustic and perceptual information in order to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

    6) Develop treatment plans that are appropriate for the patient's disorder and age.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    This course is designed to provide a knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) experience for students who are preparing to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

    C. Major Topics

    Laryngeal Anatomy, Vocal Physiology, Etiological Correlates/Cultural Influences, Assessment, Vocal Pathologies, and Treatment Techniques for Specific Voice Disorders.

    D. Textbooks

    Andrews, M. L. (2006). Manual of Voice Treatment: Pediatrics through Geriatrics (3rd Ed). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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