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Audiology Graduate Courses

Students typically take twelve-fifteen credit hours each long semester (four courses plus clinical practicum for AuD students). In terms of the weekly time commitment, being a graduate student in this program is essentially the equivalent of a full-time job. Students normally take courses and continue practicum in the summer sessions.

UT AUD KASA Summary Matrix 

CSD 394C Amplifying Systems in Aural Rehabilitation. Principles of hearing aid circuitry and looped systems; ear molds and acoustic properties thereof; electroacoustic properties of hearing aids and selection procedures.

CSD 394D Hearing Conservation. Auditory and nonauditory effects of noise; damage-risk criteria; federal and state laws governing noise and noise control; acoustic measurement procedures; identification audiometry; hearing protection; nonorganic hearing loss and evaluative procedures.

CSD 394E Auditory Electrophysiology. Review of the auditory nervous system; in-depth evaluation of electrocochleography, auditory evoked potentials, and event-related potentials.

CSD 394F Medical Audiology. Audiologic implications of pathology and medical and/or surgical treatment of the ear; otologic diagnoses.

CSD 394K.1 Applied Aural Habilitation. Principles of multidisciplinary management, amplification, speech and language assessment and intervention, auditory training, educational considerations, and psychosocial issues of children with hearing loss and their families.

CSD 395 Pediatric Audiology. Current methods of testing the hearing of young children; included are identification, electrophysiological and operant audiometry, and medical aspects of hearing loss in children.

CSD 396M Instrumentation in Communication Sciences. Electrophysiological and electroacoustic procedures in the study of communication behaviors.

CSD 395H Problems in Deafness. Forms of face-to-face communication used with deaf people, including speech/listening, systems of manual communication, and natural sign language. Emphasis is on child development issues and the use of different methods in educational practice.

CSD 386N Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Strategies and methodology in the design and analysis of research in communication sciences and disorders.

CSD 398P Research Project in Audiology. Individual consultation in audiology including reading of the literature and completion of a research project. Satisfactory completion of the course is contingent on the submission of a manuscript that is suitable for publication.

CSD 390J Business Applications. Topics in Healthcare Management. Issues associated with development, operation, and management of businesses devoted to service delivery in audiology and speech-language pathology.

CSD 185P Clinical Practicum. Supervised practicum in audiology. Issues pertaining to the competent practice of audiology and speech-language pathology including clinical ethics, scope of practice, certification and licensing, and HIPAA regulations. Generally completed on campus while obtaining first 100 clinical clock hours.

CSD 285P Clinical Practicum.

CSD 385P Clinical Practicum.

CSD 187P Clinical Practicum. Supervised practicum in audiology. Issues pertaining to the competent practice of audiology and speech-language pathology including clinical ethics, scope of practice, certification and licensing, and HIPAA regulations. Generally completed off campus.

CSD 287P Clinical Practicum.

CSD 387P Clinical Practicum.

CSD 394K.2 Psychoacoustics. Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral auditory system; behavioral measures of auditory performance - masking, sound localization, pitch and loudness perception, temporary and permanent hearing loss.

SDS 380C Statistical Methods I. Introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics.  Includes Descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.  May include simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, and categorical analysis. Use of statistical software is emphazided.

CSD 392Q Counseling in Audiology. Addresses audiologist counseling roles when working with hearing impaired individuals and their families.  Includes both classroom and laboratory activities designed to further enhance the subjects presented. 

SED 389 Law and Disability. An examination of case law that covers definitions, equal opportunity, employment, accessibility, freedom of choice, and numerous other aspects of living with a disability.

CSD 392S Speech Perception for Audiologist. Overview of theories and findings on human speech perception and recognition, including effects of hearing loss.

CSD 394K.3 Reading in Audiology. Topics include linguistic and psycholinguistic theories of language development and language disorders.

CSD 391Q Anatomy & Physiology of the Auditory System. Structure and function of auditory system, including hearing and balance mechanisms.

CSD 396D Auditory Processing Disorders. Assessment and treatment of disorders of the central auditory nervous system in children and adults.

CSD 396C Advanced Amplifying Systems. Fitting of advanced amplification systems including digital hearing aids, FM and other wireless systems and assistive listening devices.

CSD 396G Surgically Implanted Auditory Prostheses. Determining candidacy, programming devices, and evaluating treatment outcomes associated with implantable hearing technologies.

CSD 396E Advanced Auditory Electrophysiology. Advanced diagnostic tools including acoustic immittance, otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring, and vestibular function.

CSD 397 Clinical Externship in Audiology. Intensive clinical experience in a work setting.

CSD 697 Clinical Externship in Audiology.

CSD 997 Clinical Externship in Audiology.