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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6536L
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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; need 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

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: 6536L
  10. Full Title: Audiology Clinical Laboratory II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: L - Laboratory
  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): Audiology Clinic Lab II
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: SPA 5506 Audiology Clinic Lab II (number change requested, currently being processed)
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Covers development of skills in the assessment and management of auditory ability and function, including site of lesion; auditory processing; tinnitus; cochlear implant candidacy; and auditory (re)habilitation pediatric and adult populations.

  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? All Doctor of Audiology students are required to take this course.
  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.) Experience in clinical audiology.
  29. Objectives: 1. The student will be able to further develop and refine basic clinical skills in audiology learned in Clinical Lab I - Audiology. This will include beginning development of case management through understanding and integrating individual test results and of counseling skills. Hearing evaluations will be performed on patients with suspected and/or known hearing loss.

    2. The student will be able to develop basic earmold/shell impression making skills. Introduction to hearing aid selection skills, hearing aid analysis skills, real ear measurement skills, and dispensing skills for hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and other sensory aids.

    3. The student will understand basic terminology and technical skills in cochlear implant candidacy evaluation and management.

    4. The student will understand basic terminology and technical skills in tinnitus evaluation and management.

    5. The student will understand basic terminology and technical skills in auditory rehabilitation. This will include use of the LACE program.

    6. The student will develop basic skills needed to assess hearing of the pediatric population.

    7. The student will develop basic skills needed to assess auditory processing abilities to include report writing.

    8. The student will be familiar with and be able to perform clinic operational procedures to include patient file management, scheduling, billing, and processing of paperwork needed for hearing aid and cochlear implant clinics.

    9. The student will be familiar with and be able to perform various site of lesion tests, advanced speech tests, and advanced masking.

  30. Learning Outcomes: KASA Standards:

    D3 – Obtain a case history

    D7 – Perform audiologic assessment using physiologic, psychophysical, and self- assessment measures.

    D8 – Perform electrodiagnostic test procedures.

    D11 – Document evaluation procedures and results.

    D12 – Interpret results of the evaluation to establish type and severity of disorder.

    D13 – Generate recommendations and referrals resulting from the evaluation process.

    D16 – Communicate results and recommendations orally and in writing to the patient and other appropriate individual(s).

    E8 – Recommend, dispense, and service prosthetic and assistive devices.

    E7 - Perform hearing aid, assistive listening device, and sensory aid assessment.

    C4 – Screen individuals for hearing impairment and disability/handicap using clinically appropriate and culturally sensitive screening measures.

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

  31. Major Topics: Earmolds, Audiology Clinic Operational procedures, QuickSIN, ASHA SRT

    Pediatric Assessment, universal screening, DX, report writing

    Cochlear Implants

    Auditory Rehabilitation


    Tinnitus Evaluation and treatment

    Hearing Aids, Robert’s Rules

    Hearing Aid Selection

    Hearing Aid Testing (HAT) and Real Ear Measure (REM)

    Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) evaluation and report writing.

    Special Testing: historical site of lesion tests, high frequency tympanometry, pseudohypacusis, advanced masking

  32. Textbooks: Audiology, Diagnosis. R.J. Roeser, M. Valente, H. Hosford-Dunn, 2007, Thieme Medical Publishers.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Handouts, lecture notes, assigned readings, PPT notes. Some of which are posted on Blackboard and others will be available for purchase at Pro-Copy. Students will be informed of the presentation of materials by each instructor.

    Audiology Clinic Operational Policies and Procedures Manual – posted on Blackboard.

    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, disposable speculae, earmold impression supplies, probe tubes, and hearing aid analysis/REM paper.

  34. 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 otherwise 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. Students are to give first priority to clinical students in Audiology Clinic III needing audiology suites for clinic. A grade of “0” will be given for all past-due assignments. No make up assignments will be given.

    Tests: A test will be given by each instructor at the end of her/his series of lectures 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, May 3, 2010; no makeup tests will be allowed.

    Hearing Evaluation: Each student will complete basic hearing evaluations, solo, on two patients with suspected or known hearing loss. The patients will be scheduled by the instructors and/or the lab GA (Kristen Weinbaum) on Mondays during lab time. Students assigned times and days are posted on Blackboard. Both evaluations will be graded and are part of the “lab assignments” portion of the grade.

    Students may obtain ASHA hours for these hearing evaluations. The “Audiology Clinical Experience Tracking Form” must be completed and signed by the supervising instructor upon completion of the evaluation. Yellow ASHA hour sheets must be completed online and placed on the “I” drive under “audclinic” file. Then go to the “Daily and yellow ASHA hour” file and then the “Spring 2010” file by the last day of class.

    Students not scheduled for a hearing evaluation will be completing other lab assignments during her/his assigned lab time. All students are expected to attend the lectures as scheduled on the days of the hearing evaluations.

    Clinic Observations: Each student is required to observe five different clinics. The clinics that can be observed are: adult diagnostics, adult hearing aids, pediatric diagnostics, pediatric APD, pediatric CI, adult CI, auditory rehabilitation, and vestibular. The student is to sign up for clinic observations in the audiology student workroom. The GA, Kristen, will post the signup sheets on a weekly basis. The five observations must be completed by April 1st.

    These observations will begin this week. Keep in mind that appointments have a tendency to change at a moment’s notice or patients do no show for their appointments. It is important to sign up as soon as you can and be flexible. Prior to the day of the observation, inform the supervisor of the clinic slot by email that you will be observing. In some cases the student will be asked to observe from an observation room (vestibular and CI clinics) or from a monitor (AR).

    The supervisor must sign the Clinic Observation Tracking Sheet after the observation. You will need to complete a brief written observation on the Clinic Observation Form. The forms need to be placed in the box located outside of Dr. Carr’s office within 48 hours of the observation. These will be graded as part of the “lab assignments” portion of the grade.

    Note: the Clinic Observation Tracking Sheet must be submitted to Dr. Carr no later than April 5st.

    Hearing Screening: Each student is required to participate in at least one hearing screening held throughout the semester. Signup sheets will be within the first several weeks of classes. Specifics will be stated on each signup sheet as well as in confirmation emails. This will be part of the lab assignment grade.

    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 or email ASAP. Grand Round dates are: 1/22, 2/12, 3/5, and 4/9.


    Lab assignments: 40%

    Tests: 30%

    Final Exam: 30%

    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 =

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Formative assessment - Lab Assignment:

    - Practice QuickSIN & ASHA SRT; exercises are graded

    - Practice earmolds; earmold critiques (4) are graded

    Formative assessment - Lab Assignment:

    - Practice VRA, CPA, soundfield testing, screening tympanometry, screening OAE, SOAP; exercises are graded

    Formative Assessment – Lab Assignments, graded.

    Summative Assessment – Test 1 – includes clinic operational procedures, ASHA SRT, QuickSIN, Pediatric assessment.

    1. written test – multiple choice, short answer, fill in blanks, t/f, matching

    2. practical portion

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments, graded.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments, graded.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments, graded.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments, graded.

    Summative Assessment – Test 2

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments, graded.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments graded.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments- perform test battery, interpret findings, generate report, graded.

    Summative Assessment – Test 3 – Written test includes Robert’s Rules, multiple choice, short answer, fill in blanks, t/f, Note: practical portion will be given during the final.

    Formative Assessment – Lab assignments- perform tests, interpret findings, graded

    Summative Assessment: Test 4 - includes written and practical portions; cumulative; multiple choice, short answer, fill in blanks, t/f, matching

  36. 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 cell phone. 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. One unexcused absence will result in the reduction of the final lab grade by one level. Students will receive no credit for quizzes, exams, presentations missed due to an unexcused absence. 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:

    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: Make up work will be arranged with the instructor for an excused absence.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Audiology Doctoral Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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