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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA6508
Tracking Number - 2710

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): This course is currently listed as a 6505 as are all of our practicum courses in both audiology and speech-language pathology. We would like to avoid confusion by giving this course a unique number (6506). This will also allow us to assign fees independently.
Comments: updated record from 6xxx to 6506 (1/25/12). 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. Subm as 6506. Approved as 6508

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: 6508
  10. Full Title: Advanced Audiology Practicum
  11. Credit Hours: 3-6
  12. Section Type: I - Internships (Including Practicum)
  13. Is the course title variable?: Y
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Adv. Audiology Practicum
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 95
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: SPA 6505 Audiology Clinic I, II, and III
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Students are placed at a clerkship/externship site(s) and participate in a variety of clinical and professional activities to develop advanced clinical skills through direct practical experience in diagnostics, treatment, and patient management.

  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 the course. Third year Au.D. students enroll in clerkship for 3 semesters, approximately 15 students per semester. Fourth year Au.D. students enroll in externship for 3 semesters, approximately 15 students per semester.
  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 clinical audiology.
  29. Objectives: This course is designed to: assist audiology students in application and interview processes; monitor student progress as they engage in clinical activities at various locations; provide information and assistance to the preceptors; monitor clinical competency levels via the Knowledge and Skills Acquisition Form (KASA) and provide feedback to assist in prioritizing clerkship/externship experiences; provide opportunities for graduate audiology students to share clerkship/externship experiences and diagnostic and treatment methods; discuss procedures for application for graduation, provisional and professional licensure.
  30. Learning Outcomes: The students will demonstrate competence in assessment as outlined in KASA Audiology IV-C: Assessment and will demonstrate competence in intervention as outlined in KASA

    Audiology IV-E: Intervention(Treatment).

    Refer to the 2011 Audiology

    Standards on the ASHA website

    for specific details.

  31. Major Topics: Audiology assessment and intervention.
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: None
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Placement Requirements:

    At a minimum, students are required to remain at a clerkship site through a USF semester and at an externship site throughout a USF three semester rotation (summer, fall, and spring) to satisfy the academic credit hours and grading requirements. Many externship sites will require a student to remain at the placement for a full calendar year. Note: Early termination of your clerkship/externship contract will not be permitted.

    Students are responsible for any and all costs associated with professional liability insurance, fingerprinting and/or background checks required by an externship site.

    Students are responsible for monitoring their progress toward completion of the ASHA clock hour requirement. Students must be sure to meet the 2011 Audiology Certification Standards as stated in the ASHA guidelines. Those students enrolled in clerkship placements must complete a minimum of 450 clock hours before the end of Clerkship III prior to beginning externship placement. Typically students earn approximately 200 contact hours for Clinic I, II, and III and approximately 300 contact hours for Clerkship I, II, and III. Refer to the latest edition of your ASHA Certification and Membership Handbook at the website listed below.

    The University of South Florida Audiology program requires that students fulfill the new audiology standards that were approved by the Standards Council in 2010 to graduate. “Acceptable clinical practicum experience includes clinical and administrative activities directly related to patient care. The aggregate total of clinical experiences should equal 52 work weeks. A week of clinical practicum is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week in direct patient/client contact, consultation, record keeping, and administrative duties relevant to audiology service delivery. Time spent in clinical practicum experiences should occur throughout the graduate program”. Therefore, in accordance with the new Standards for January 2011, the minimum number of clock hours from audiology experiences throughout the graduate program = 1820 hours on site. In other words, this is what is meant by “practicum experience that is equivalent to a minimum of 12 months of full-time supervised experience.” Maintain an original copy of all clock hours.

    Evaluation Scale:

    A+=98-100 B+=88-89 C+=78-79 D=below 69

    A=93-97 B=83-87 C=73-77

    A-=90-92 B-=80-82 C-=70-72

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Clerkship Assignments:

    1. Meeting Attendance (10% of grade) – Students must attend meetings with the Externship Supervisor approximately twice each semester as indicated above.

    2. Clerkship Summary Paper (40% of grade) - At the conclusion of the clerkship experience, students will submit a brief paper summarizing the following information: physical description of the setting, staff description (professional and office staff), caseload, a description of the services provided, instrumentation, and scheduling considerations. Describe the responsibilities of the graduate clinician at the clerkship. Also, relate the degree of preparation provided by your graduate coursework and practica. Finally, indicate if you would recommend the setting for other graduate students and explain your answers. This will include your impressions of the facility, the population(s) served, and the supervision. Due Date- July 29, 2011.

    3. Student Evaluation of Externship (20% of grade) - Complete the evaluation form. Due Date- July 29, 2011.

    4. Grand Rounds (10% of grade) - Students are required to attend grand rounds presentations. If a student is unable to attend, a legitimate explanation of absence is required to be communicated to Dr. Lister prior to the scheduled grand rounds starting time. One unexcused absence or two tardies will result in a grade of 0 for this component. Semester Grand Rounds Dates are: May 27, June 24, and July 15, 2011.

    5. Completed KASA Form (10% of grade) - An updated KASA form must be submitted to Dr. Hansel by July 29, 2011. You will not receive a grade until it is received.

    6. Clinic Grade Forms (10% of grade) - Students are responsible for assuring that the final clerkship grades are submitted to the USF externship coordinator in a timely manner. Dr. Hansel must receive all paperwork and clerkship grade forms by July 29, 2011 to ensure that all grades are submitted on time to the Graduate School. Make sure your supervisor is aware of the due dates well in advance to ensure that paperwork is completed on time.

    Externship Assignments:

    1. Meeting Attendance (10% of grade) – Students must attend meetings with the Externship Supervisor approximately twice each semester as indicated above.

    2. Clinic Grade Forms (90% of grade) - Students are responsible for assuring that final clinical grades are submitted to the USF externship coordinator in a timely manner. Dr. Hansel must receive clinic grade forms by Friday July 29, 2011 to ensure that all grade sheets are submitted to the Graduate School on time. Make sure your preceptor is aware of the due dates well in advance to ensure that paperwork is completed on time.

  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: This is a Clinical Practicum course. All assignments must be submitted by the end of the semester and make-up work is not offered.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Doctor of Audiology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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