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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6535L

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-05-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC reviewed 11/1/10; needed updated course description for approval. Recd but too long. Corrected. To GC 3/11/11. Approved 3/21/11. to System 3/24/11. To SCNS 4/1/11. Approved effective 5/15/11. Posted in banner


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2365 2010-08-05
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Communication Sciences and Disorders BC 0000001219000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jennifer Lister 9749712 jlister@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 6535L Audiology Clinical Laboratory I

    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 L - Laboratory R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Audiology Clinic Lab I
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Covers the operation of clinic equipment and test procedures used in the basic assessment of hearing sensitivity. Practice with equipment and test procedures takes place in the lab and clinical settings.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    All Doctor of Audiology students are required to take this course.

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

    Yes, 3 or more times

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

    Experience in clinical audiology.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1.The student will be able to operate all clinical equipment used for basic hearing evaluations (video-otoscopes, immittance equipment, audiometers, otoacoustic emission equipment, CD player, and cassette player) available in the USF Communication Disorders Center (USF – CDC).

    2. The student will be able to perform the basic hearing evaluation on patients to include otoscopy, the immittance test battery (tympanometry, static admittance, and acoustic reflex thresholds), acoustic reflex decay, otoacoustic emissions, pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and pure tone and speech masking on patients.

    3. The student will be able to obtain basic case history information, provide basic interpretation of normal hearing evaluations, begin to write SOAP notes, and report writing for the basic hearing evaluation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    KASA Standard

    B 12 – Infectious/contagious diseases and universal precautions

    D 4 – Perform an otoscopic exam

    D 8 – Perform electrodiagnostic test procedures.

    D 17- Use instrumentation according to manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations.

    D 18- Determine whether instrumentation is in calibration according to accepted standards.

    D 11- Document evaluation procedures and results.

    D 7- Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self-assessment measures.

    D 7- Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self-assessment measures.

    D 8- Perform electrodiagnostic test procedures.

    D 3- Obtain a case history

    D 16- Communicate results and recommendations orally and in writing to the patient and other appropriate individual(s).

    D 7- Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self-assessment measures.

    D 8- Perform electrodiagnostic test procedures.

    D 11- Document evaluation procedures and results.

    D 12- Interpret results of the evaluation to establish type and severity of disorder

    D 7- Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self-assessment measures.

    D 3- Obtain a case history

    D 7- Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self-assessment measures.

    D 8- Perform electrodiagnostic test procedures.

    D 11- Document evaluation procedures and results.

    D 12- Interpret results of the evaluation to establish type and severity of disorder

    D 13-Generate recommendations and referrals resulting from the evaluation process

    D 14-Provide counseling to facilitate understanding of the auditory or balance disorder

    D 15-Maintain records in a manner consistent with legal and professional standards

    D 16- Communicate results and recommendations orally and in writing to the patient and other appropriate individual(s).

    C. Major Topics

    Universal Precautions/Infection Control

    Otoscopy

    Immittance Audiometry

    - Tympanometry

    - Tympanometric Width/Gradient

    - Acoustic Reflexes

    Acoustic Reflex Decay Test

    Diagnostic Audiometer

    -IA-AC-40, IA-AC 440, GSI 61, Aurical

    Biological Listening Checks: daily & monthly

    Audiograms

    -USF

    -numerical

    -graphic

    Pure tone audiometry –AC & BC

    Seech Audiometry

    -SDT

    -SRT

    -WR

    Otoacoustic Emissions

    -Transient Evoked Emissions

    -Distortion Product Emissions

    The Audiological Evaluation at USF

    -Case History

    -SOAP Notes

    Clinical Masking

    -AC

    -BC

    -Speech

    Cases and Report Writing

    Hearing Screening

    -OAE screener

    -tymp screener

    -portable audiometer

    D. Textbooks

    Audiology, Diagnosis. R.J. Roeser, M. Valente, H. Hosford-Dunn, 2007, Thieme Medical Publishers.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Audiology Clinic Lab I Manual – Students are to purchase from Pro-Copy, 5219 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL, 33617. Refer to the “Course Schedule” for units discussed each week.

    The materials fee attached to this lab will be used to cover expenses of materials used in the completion of lab assignments. These materials include but are not limited to disposable insert phones, immittance paper, audiograms, cleaning supplies, and disposable speculae.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Graded Practical Lab Assignments: Specific details for each lab assignment will be given in advance of the due date. Most lab assignments will be completed during the assigned lab session. Lab assignments not completed during the assigned lab session will need to be completed outside of the lab session and are due at the next lab session, unless other specified. For the completion of assignments outside of the assigned lab session, students must reserve an audiology suite on the sign-up sheet, designating suite availability, posted in the Research Lab room on the first floor. A grade of “0” will be given for all past-due assignments. No make up assignments will be given.

    Unit Tests: A test will be given at the end of each or several units as noted on the syllabus. These will contain a written portion and may contain a practical portion. No make up tests will be allowed.

    Final Exam: Will contain a practical and written portion to be given Monday, December 7, 2009 from 10 to 12.

    Practice Hearing Evaluation: This will consist of lab students working in assigned pairs completing the basic hearing evaluation on normal hearing patients. These patients will be students in the undergraduate hearing science class who will be earning required class credit. These evaluations will take place on Mondays during lab time and on an occasional Wednesday and Friday. Lab students will be given a schedule of the evaluations as soon as the undergraduate students have signed up. This is for your practice.

    Solo Hearing Evaluation: These will be given individually at arranged times near the end of the semester.

    25 Hours of Observation and CPR/HIV: The 25 hours of observation for those who did not complete at the undergraduate level will need to completed by the end of the semester. Those of you, who have completed the hours, please submit paperwork with original signatures to me. As for the CPR/HIV certification, please make a copy of the certificates and submit to me within the first 2 weeks of class.

    Grand Rounds: All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year AuD students are required to attend Grand Rounds. Starting time is promptly at 10:30 am and the door will be closed at 10:30 am. Anyone entering after 10:30 am will be considered as absent. ONE UNEXCUSED ABSENCE OR TWO TARDIES AT GRAND ROUNDS WILL RESULT IN A REDUCTION OF THE FINAL LAB GRADE. This means a reduction by one grade level. For example “A” becomes “A-”, “A-” becomes “B+”. If for some reason you cannot attend a session(s) due to illness, emergency, or other extenuating circumstances, notify Dr. Lister by phone ASAP. Grand Round dates are: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, and 12/4.

    Grading:

    Lab assignments: 20%

    Tests: 40%

    Final Exam: 20%

    End of the semester practical hearing evaluation: 20%

    A+ = 98-100% A = 93-97% A- = 90-92%

    B+ = 88-89% B =83-87% B- = 80-82%

    C+ = 78-79% C =73-77% C- = 70-72%

    D+ = 68-69% D = 63-67% D- = 60-62%

    F =

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Formative assessment - Lab Assignment: Practice infection control

    Formative assessment- Lab Assignments:“Otoscopy unit exercises”

    Formative Assessment - Lab Assignments: “Immittance unit exercises”, “Acoustic reflex decay unit exercises”

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments: “Audiometer unit

    exercises”

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignment: “Daily and monthly biological listening check”

    Formative Assessment – Lab Assignments: “Audiogram unit exercise”

    Formative Assessment – Lab Assignments: “Air conduction testing unit exercises”, “Bone conduction testing unit exercises”

    Summative Assessment – Test 1- includes infection control, otoscopy, immittance test battery, & acoustic reflex decay

    1. written test - questions, short answer, fill in blanks, t/f, matching

    2. practical portion – hands on with clinic equipment

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments: “Speech audiometry unit exercises”

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments: Student will complete an audiogram, individually.

    Formative Assessment – Lab Assignment: “Air & Bone conduction masking exercises” and “Speech masking exercises”

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments: “Air & Bone conduction masking exercises” and “Speech masking exercises”

    Student will complete an audiogram, work in pairs.

    Summative Assessment – Test 2 – includes Audiometer,

    Audiograms, Pure tone audiometry and speech audiometry.

    Formative assessment-student will complete an audiogram, work in pairs. Student will complete an audiogram, individually.

    Formative Assessment – Completed reports will be graded via rubric. Case interpretation will be graded via rubric.

    Summative Assessment: Student will perform standard audiologic test battery solo; will be graded via rubric.

    Formative Assessment: “Hearing Screening Exercises”

    Summative Assessment: includes written and practical portions; cumulative

    H. Attendance Policy

    1. Attendance Policy: Attendance is required at all scheduled labs. If for some reason you cannot attend a session(s) due to illness, emergencies, or other extenuating circumstances, notify your instructor ASAP. You may contact your supervisor via e-mail or voice-mail. 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 the instructor prior to class.

    It is to your advantage to participate in lab discussions. This is the time to share and question in order to enhance your learning.

    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. For further information, please refer to:

    http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-045.pdf

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make-up work may be arranged with the instructor in the event of an excused absence.

    12. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

    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:

    • http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0809/adadap.htm

    • Student Academic Grievance Procedures -- http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0809/arcsagp.htm

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Doctor of Audiology Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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