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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA7332
Tracking Number - 2709

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: updated record from 7xxx to 7314 (1/26/12). To GC 2/6/12. Appd to GC 2/20/12. to USF sys 2/20/12. to SCNS 2/28/12. Apprd eff 4/15/12. Number assigned: 7332 (subm as 7314)

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-01-12
  2. Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 0000001219000
  5. Contact Person: Jennifer J. Lister
  6. Phone: 8139749712
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPA
  9. Number: 7332
  10. Full Title: Advanced Electrophysiology
  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. Electrophysiology
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: SPA 6314 Electrophysiology
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamentals and advanced clinical practice of human electrophysiology as it applies to audiology and hearing science. The course topics will include a review of the neural generators along the au

  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 are required to take it, approximately 15 doctoral students 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.) Au.D. or Ph.D., experience in the area of electrophysiology.
  29. Objectives: To provide students with information about the physical characteristics/calibration of stimuli used in evoked potential testing, evoked potential instrumentation and bioelectric hazards, and appropriate evoked potential test protocols/documentation/interpretation.
  30. Learning Outcomes: a. The student will become familiar with the physical characteristics, and calibration of acoustic stimuli used in evoked potential testing (KASA Standard A13, A23, and A25).

    b. The student will become familiar with evoked potential instrumentation and bioelectric hazards (KASA Standard A13).

    c. The student will learn the appropriate evoked potential test protocols for the physiological assessment of the auditory system (KASA Standard C1 and C2).

    d. The student will learn the appropriate test procedure documentation, and result interpretation (KASA Standard C5, C8 and C9).

    e. The student will learn the appropriate written and oral interpretation of test results to the patient and other involved individuals and when a referral is needed (KASA Standard C10 and C11)

  31. Major Topics: Neural Generators and Source Localization of EPs; Recording and Stimulus Variables; ABR review and clinical applications; Electrocochleography (ECochG); Brainstem responses to complex stimuli: FFR, ASSR, S-ABR; Intraoperative Monitoring,Electrical ABR; Middle and Late Auditory Evoked Potentials; Electroneurnography (ENoG); Event-Related Potentials; Clinical Application of ERPs; Experience, Brain Plasticity, & ERPs
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Reading list attached to syllabus.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Reading: Students are responsible for ALL assigned reading material (see course schedule) from the course textbook and ALL of the assigned articles. Readings should be completed PRIOR to class lecture in order to achieve better understanding and integration of the lecture content.

    2. Labs: There will be 4 graded laboratory exercises.

    a. All labs are to be done on CSD Department provided equipment in PCD 3007.

    b. No student may use himself or herself as a lab subject and no two students may use the same lab subject.

    c. Submitted labs are to be “professional” in appearance.

    3. Article Presentation: Each student will select one article from the “READING LIST” and present it to the class during the week that topic is covered. The reading list is at the end of this document. Articles not specified as “Required” can be selected for presentation. Articles will be selected/assigned by the 2nd week of the course.

    4. Exams: There will be a mid-term and a comprehensive final examination.

    5. Attendance and Timeliness: All students are expected to attend and be on time for each class.

    Article Presentation 10 %

    Labs 25 %

    Midterm Exam 30 %

    Final Exam 35 %

    While the above percentage values are provided as guide line, the final course grade will be based on total number of points earned out of the total number of available points. For example, if the total number of available points is 300, and a student has earned 255 points, the final course percentage would be 255/300 = 85% and the final grade would be a “B”. The final course grade will be based on the following plus/minus grading system:

    Total Point Percentage Grade

    100-94% A

    93-90% A-

    89-87% B+

    86-84% B

    83-80% B-

    79-77% C+

    76-74% C

    73-70% C-

    69-67% D+

    66-64% D

    63-60% D-

    ≤59% F

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Article Presentation 10 %

    Labs 25 %

    Midterm Exam 30 %

    Final Exam 35 %

  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,

    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: (

    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: No make-up assignments will be given. For late assignments, one letter grade will be deducted per 24 hour period that 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 (AYD)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Speech Language Pathology

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