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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6104

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1929 2004-04-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CSD BC 121900000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Terry Chisolm 9790

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 6104 Neuroanatomy for Speech and Hearing

    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)
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    SPA 3101 Anatomy & Physiology


    Course Description

    Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles, structures and functions that subserve speech, hearing, language, and cognition are studied. A case-based approach illustrates the behavioral manifestations of neuropathologies. Majors only.

  3. Justification

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

    This course meets the requirements of the Council of Academic Accreditation of the american Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Specifically, the course helps students achieve required competencies in the biological bases of speech, hearing, language, a

    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 is a required course for the Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SPP)for students who did not complete equivalent coursework at the undergraduate level. It is also required for the Bachelor's degree in Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH) at USF. The undergraduate equivalent of this course is SPA 4104 (submitted for review in 4/04). Graduate students complete a research project as additional effort when they are enrolled in this course.

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

    Yes. This course was offered as SPA 6930 in Fall 2002 and Fall 2003. The total enrollment for the course was between 50-90 students.

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

    This course must be taught by an instructor holding the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences or Disorders or related field who has specialty knowledge in the area of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Learn neuroanatomical structures and pathways important for speech, langauge and hearing. 2. Learn speech, langauge and hearing functions associated with neuroanatomical structures. 3. Survey neurologic communication disorders.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    As a result of this course, the student will be able to: 1) identify and label neuroanatomical structures and pathways important for speech, langauge, and hearing; 2) describe functions associated with each major neuroanatomical structure and the structures associated with speech, language, and hearing function; 3) match neurologic communication disorders with thier neurologic correlates.

    C. Major Topics

    Functional neuroanatomy; Gross anatomy of the brain; Neurons and synapses; Sensory and Motor pathways; Development of the nervous system; Speech, language, hearing, and cognitive disorders.

    D. Textbooks

    Required Texts:

    Love, R. J. & Webb, W. G. (2001). Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist. (Fourth Edition). Boston: Butterworth-Heineman. (ISBN 0-7506-7252-8)

    Haines, D. E. (2000). Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems. (Fifth Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Spiral CD package. (ISBN 0-7817-3736-2)

    Sacks, O. (1998) The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. NY: Simon & Schuster. (ISBN 068485394-9)

    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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