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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6393
Tracking Number - 2363

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2011-03-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 11/1/10; Approved full council 11/15/10. To SCNS 11/30/10. Apprd eff 3/1/11

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-08-05
  2. Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 0000001219000
  5. Contact Person: Jennifer Lister
  6. Phone: 9749712
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPA
  9. Number: 6393
  10. Full Title: Audiology Practice Management
  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): Aud. Practice Mgmt.
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The foundation necessary to initiate and manage a successful practice: individual management styles, selection and appraisal of office staff, marketing, budgeting, fiscal fitness, Florida licensure laws, and certification standards.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  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? Most, if not all, Doctor of Audiology students will take the course each year.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Background/experience in Business.
  29. Objectives: The student will be able to:

    1.Define key terms relating to management

    2.Identify and describe the primary functions and roles of managers and differentiate managers from leaders

    3.Explain licensure law and certification standards for the state of Florida

    4.Develop an effective cover letter and resume

    5.Describe legal issues related to effective staff management

    6.Develop an effective business plan for professional practice

    7.Explain core concepts of marketing as they relate to the audiology work setting

    8.Explain the reimbursement system as it relates to the profession and practice setting

    9.Define the principles of financial management

  30. Learning Outcomes: KASA Standard IV

    B17. Health care and educational delivery systems.

    B18. Ramifications of cultural diversity on professional practice.

    B20. Laws, regulations, policies, and management practices relevant to the profession of audiology.

    D14. Provide counseling to facilitate understanding of the auditory or balance disorder.

    D15. Maintain records in a manner consistent with legal and professional standards.

    E4. Counsel patients, families, and other appropriate individuals.

    E16. Maintain records in a manner consistent with legal and professional standards.

  31. Major Topics: Private Practice Issues

    Leadership (Generations)

    Licensure Law


    Resume & Cover Letter

    Employment Advice

    Human Resource Issues

    Customer Service Surveys & Procedures


    Reimbursement (Medicare/Medicaid)

    Business Structures

    SWOT Analysis

    Financial Statements

    Practice Valuation

    Practice Law

    Chart Review Process

  32. Textbooks: Hosford-Dunn, H., Roeser, R.J., & Valente, M. (Eds). (2000). Audiology Practice Management. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Grades will be assigned using the +/- system with the following criteria:

    A+ 98-100% B+ 88-89.99% C+ 78-79.99% D+ 68-69.99%

    A 93-97.99 B 83-87.99 C 73-77.99 D 63-67.99

    A- 90-92.99 B- 80-82.99 C- 70-72.99 D- 60-62.99

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Week Readings/Assignments

    1 Private Practice Issues

    Chapter 1&8, Kingdomality Assignment Due

    2 Chapter 2

    3 Resume & Cover Letter Assignment Due

    4 Chapter 4&6

    5 Chapter 17

    6 Chapter 7 & 16 (p. 352)

    7 Chapter 14&15&16

    8 Presentations


    10 Business Plan Due

  36. Attendance Policy: ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES: Regular class attendance is required. 5. If you need to be absent due to medical reasons (yours or your immediate family's) on a test day or a day that an assignment is due, please provide a physician's note and notify me prior to class. Students are expected to notify their instructors at the beginning of each academic term if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination. Students absent for religious reasons, as noticed to the instructor at the beginning of each academic term, will be given reasonable opportunities to make up any work missed. Unexcused absences will result in a grade reduction of 10 points for each absence. For further information, please refer to:


    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Late work will result in a 10% reduction in grade for each day (including weekend days) the assignment is late.


    Any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable. The University of South Florida has very specific policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty or disruption of academic process. If you have any questions, please refer to the University’s Academic Dishonesty policy at:

    • Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption:


    • Student Academic Grievance Procedures --

  38. Program This Course Supports: Doctor of Audiology Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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