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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA7330
Tracking Number - 2627

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-02-27
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 11/30/11. Course desc too long. Faculty emailed 1/31/12. Fixed. GC appd 1/23/12. To USF Sys 1/24/12. to SCNS 2/1/12. Appd eff 3/15/12 (was 7316; appd as 7330)

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-09-26
  2. Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 0000001219000
  5. Contact Person: Jennifer Lister
  6. Phone: 8139749712
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPA
  9. Number: 7330
  10. Full Title: Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
  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): Adv Vestibular
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: SPA 6316 SPA 6505 SPA 5132 SPA 5153 SPA 5303 SPA 6536L
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Provides students with advanced concepts, protocols, and research activity in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in 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? All Au D students take this course every year Approximately 15 students per 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.) Au.D. or Ph.D. and experience in the topic area.
  29. Objectives: To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively evaluate and treat disorders of vestibular function.
  30. Learning Outcomes: ASHA Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) Standards to be achieved:

    1. The student must demonstrate knowledge of genetics and associated syndromes related to hearing and balance. (A2)

    2. The student must demonstrate knowledge of pathologies related to hearing and balance and their medical diagnosis and treatment. (A10)

    3. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to identify individuals at risk for balance problems and falls who require further vestibular assessment and/or treatment or referral for other professional services. (B6)

    4. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills in referring to other professionals, agencies, and/or consumer organizations. (C11)

    5. The student must demonstrate knowledge of principles and applications of counseling. (A26)

    6. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills in measuring functional outcomes, consumer satisfaction, efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of practices and programs to maintain and improve the quality of audiologic services. (F1)

    7. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills in evaluation of the efficacy of intervention (treatment) services. (D7)

    8. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills in preparing a report, including interpreting data, summarizing findings, generating recommendations, and developing an audiologic treatment/management plan. (C10)

    9. The student must demonstrate knowledge and skills in educating and advocating for communication needs of all individuals that may include advocating for the programmatic needs, rights and funding of services for those with hearing loss, other auditory dysfunction, or vestibular disorders. (E1)

  31. Major Topics: Introduction to Clinical Pathways Pathology Videonystagmography Theory Interpretation Balance Function Tests and Interpretation Advanced Assessment Protocols and Interpretation Rotational Testing and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Theory and Evaluation BPPV Treatment Protocols Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Counseling and Report Writing
  32. Textbooks: Jacobson, G. & Shepard, N. (2008). Balance Function Assessment and Management. Plural Publishing Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: GRADING:

    Class Participation 15%

    Mid-term Exam 25%

    Final Practical Exam 25%

    Final Written Exam 35%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Mid term Exam Final Practical Exam Final Written Exam
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students For structured courses 6000 and above the College Campus Dean will set the first day class attendance requirement Check with the College for specific information This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories Educational Outreach Open University TV FEEDS Program Community Experiential Learning CEL Cooperative Education Training and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days times such as directed reading research or study individual research thesis dissertation internship practica etc Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty See USF Regulation Registration 4 0101 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc ogc 20web currentreg htm

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students In accordance with Sections 1006 53 and 1001 74 10 g Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C 6 0115 the University of South Florida University USF has established the following policy regarding religious observances http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc gc pp acadaf gc10 045 htm

    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: 1. Class attendance is required. Any excuse for missing a class must be discussed with and approved by Dr. Tarver in advance. If approved, the student remains responsible for all material (written, read, or discussed) covered during the class as well as the assigned readings. If an emergency occurs and pre-approval for a missed class is not possible, it is your responsibility to communicate this in a timely fashion with the instructor. Telling another student that you will not be in class is never acceptable. Each unexcused absence will drop the studentís final grade by one letter. Students will receive no credit for quizzes, exams or presentations missed due to an unexcused absence.

    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Cheating is defined as follows a the unauthorized granting or receiving of aid during the prescribed period of a course graded exercise students may not consult written materials such as notes or books may not look at the paper of another student nor consult orally with any other student taking the same test b asking another person to take an examination in his her place c taking an examination for or in place of another student d stealing visual concepts such as drawings sketches diagrams musical programs and scores graphs maps etc and presenting them as one s own e stealing borrowing buying or disseminating tests answer keys or other examination material except as officially authorized research papers creative papers speeches etc f Stealing or copying of computer programs and presenting them as one s own Such stealing includes the use of another student s program as obtained from the magnetic media or interactive terminals or from cards print out paper etc Academic Dishonesty And Disruption Of Academic Process http www ugs usf edu catalogs 9697 ADADAP HTM Any form of cheating or plagiarism constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty and will result in an automatic grade of F for the course

  38. Program This Course Supports: AYD, Audiology Doctoral Program (Au.D.)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy

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