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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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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-10-04
  2. Department: CSD
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 121900000
  5. Contact Person: Arthur M. Guilford
  6. Phone: 49790
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPA
  9. Number: 6318
  10. Full Title: Medical Audiology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Medical Audiology
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Psychoacoustics, Advanced Hearing Science, Clinic Lab I
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. 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.

  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Au.D. or Ph.D.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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