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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6318

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2036 2003-10-04
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CSD BC 121900000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Arthur M. Guilford 49790

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 6318 Medical Audiology

    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)
    Medical Audiology
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Psychoacoustics, Advanced Hearing Science, Clinic Lab I



    Course Description

    Anatomy & patho-physiology of the auditory system, medical genetics, congenital & acquired ear diseases, disorders of balance, & tinnitus. These areas will be related to audiology test results; diagnostic imaging, medical & surgical treatments.

  3. Justification

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

    This course is necessary for the new Doctor of Audiology Program

    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 part of a required sequence. It does not service other programs.

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

    Yes, 2

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

    Au.D. or Ph.D.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    : This course will address the information/topics to prepare audiologists to working in a medical setting. Topics will include anatomy and patho-physiology of the auditory system, medical genetics, congenital ear diseases, acquired ear diseases, disorders of balance, and tinnitus. Further, these areas of medical audiology will be related to audiometric test results, diagnostic imaging, medical and surgical treatments.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. To enable students to describe the anatomy and patho-physiology of congenital ear diseases acquired ear diseases, and disorders of balance.

    2. To enable students to describe the audiometric test results, diagnostic imaging, medical and surgical treatments for disorders of hearing and balance.

    3. To enable students to apply the principles of medical audiology in the testing, management and rehabilitation/treatment of patients.

    C. Major Topics

    Medical Audiology Tests

    Imagining/ Laboratory Tests


    Hereditary syndromes: SNHL

    Hereditary syndromes: Conductive hearing loss & Congenital abnormalities

    SNHL with prenatal causes

    Bacterial infections

    Surgery: diseases of the temporal bone

    and Ototoxic agents

    Viral infection


    Diseases of unknown cause

    Age related disorders

    Neoplastic diseases

    Vestibular Anatomy & Physiology

    Causes and treatments for vertigo

    Inner Ear Dysplasia

    D. Textbooks

    Reserved Reference Texts: (1) Hughes, G. B. & Pensak, M. L. (1997). Clinical Otology. 2nd Edition. Thieme. (2) Ludman, H. & Wright, T. (1998). Diseases of the Ear. 6th Edition. Oxford University Press. (3) Schuknecht, H. (1974; 1993). Pathology of the Ear. 1st & 2nd Editions, Lea & Feibiger

    Test Manual: Hurley, R. M. (2003). Manual of Audiology Tests Procedures for Medical Audiology. 4th Edition.

    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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