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Audiology Au.D.

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, 115 Shevlin Hall, 164 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3322; fax: 612-624-7586)
Email: slhs@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 102
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Audiology
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The emphases in the AuD program focus on meeting the standards for licensure as an audiologist. The program emphasizes outcome-based learning activities that prepare graduates to interpret research findings and incorporate them into clinical practice. Coursework and clinical education focus on diagnostic, rehabilitative techniques, technology counseling approaches, and human development. Note that all offers of admission for the AuD program are contingent upon the results of a criminal background check administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services which will be conducted during the upcoming fall semester. The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Special Application Requirements:
Prerequisite coursework for the Au.D. program includes transcript credit in statistics, social science, and scientific method/inquiry.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
94 credits are required in the major.
8 credits are required outside the major.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The AuD is a four-year plan of study for students entering with a background in speech-language-hearing sciences. Students without such a background should expect an additional year of study. In addition to study in the major field, the degree requires 8 related-fields credits. With advisor approval, up to 6 of these outside-major credits may be completed within the department. During the final year, students complete a clinical externship. Summative evaluations will include a written comprehensive examination followed by an oral exam, and a written capstone project that includes an oral presentation and an oral defense of the project.
Audiology Track: Required Courses
SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation (3.0 cr)
SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders (3.0 cr)
SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function (3.0 cr)
SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II (3.0 cr)
SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology (3.0 cr)
SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology (3.0 cr)
SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment (3.0 cr)
Audiology Capstone
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 8806 - Audiology Capstone (1.0-6.0 cr)
Clinical Education in Audiology
Take exactly 17 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 8820 - Clinical Education in Audiology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Audiology Externship
Take exactly 17 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 8840 - Audiology Externship (1.0-8.0 cr)
Laboratory Module in Audiology
Take exactly 2 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology (1.0-2.0 cr)
Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds
Take exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds (1.0-6.0 cr)
Clinical Foundations in Audiology
Take exactly 2 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Directed Research
Take exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-12.0 cr)
Related Fields
A minimum of 2 credits must be taken outside of SLHS.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ADDS 5021 - Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship (3.0 cr)
· CI 5451 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Grades (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 4302 - Infant Development (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 4329 - Biological Foundations of Development (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 4341 - Perceptual Development (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 4343 - Cognitive Development (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5112 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5400 - Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5415 - Child and Adolescent Development and Counseling (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5451 - College Students Today (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5461 - Cross-Cultural Counseling (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5609 - Family-centered Services (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5642 - Early Childhood Intervention for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5644 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development and Practices: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials (3.0 cr)
· GERO 5105 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging (3.0 cr)
· GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging (3.0 cr)
· GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics (2.0 cr)
· GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care (1.0 cr)
· KIN 8211 - Seminar: Perception and Action (3.0 cr)
· LING 8921 - Seminar in Language and Cognition (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 5101 - Introduction to Neuroscience for Graduate Students (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 5111 - Medical Neuroscience for Graduate Students (5.0 cr)
· OTOL 8234 - Anatomy of the Head and Neck and Temporal Bone Dissection (2.0 cr)
· OTOL 8247 - Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing and Balance (3.0 cr)
· PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
· PHAR 5207 - Applied Leadership in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· PSY 4036 - Perceptual Issues in Visual Impairment (3.0 cr)
· PSY 4960 - Seminar in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5037 - Psychology of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 8037 - Psychophysics and Audition (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech (3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
AuD and PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Students may take a total of 9 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic counseling principles and current professional issues related to practice in a dynamic multicultural environment. Application of counseling theory to clinical practice. Analysis of regulation, practice, and future direction of communication disorders. prereq: [[concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8720 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8820], grad student] recommended
SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic audiometric battery, including pure tone thresholds, measures of speech understanding, masking and immittance in adults. Topics include video ostoscopy, ototoxicity, functional hearing loss, and identification of middle-ear fluid. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 4801 or CDis 4801 or instr consent
SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of modern hearing aids including history of development, electroacoustic functions, clinic and laboratory measurement techniques, sound field acoustics, techniques for selection. prereq: [[3305, 4801] or [CDIS 3305, CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Behavioral, physiological approaches to assessment and identification, development of the auditory mechanism, etiologies of hearing losses in infants, children, principles of case management with children and families. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Implantable auditory prostheses. History of device development, including cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants. Signal processing. Techniques for selection, fitting, and rehabilitation. Behavioral/physiological changes across life span. prereq: [[4802, 5801, 5802] or [CDIS 4802, CDIS 5801, CDIS 5802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of speech perception/production. Communication skills/strategies. Sensory modalities. Rehabilitative techniques in adults, children, and infants with hearing losses. Tinnitus management. Audiology telepractice.
SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Normal and disordered auditory processing abilities. Anatomy and physiology of central auditory pathway, assessments to evaluate auditory processing skills, techniques to address auditory processing weaknesses. Current and historical theories and controversies surrounding auditory processing assessment. prereq: [4802 or CDIS 4802, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formative assessment in hearing conservation. Auditory and nonauditory effects of noise on humans. Designing a hearing conservation program. Measuring noise levels. Monitoring hearing. Measuring hearing protection devices. Developing educational materials Describe federal and state regulations on hearing conservation. Students work in groups to measure noise in campus settings, perform real-ear assessment of hearing protectors, and develop and pilot-test educational materials on effects of noise on hearing. prereq: [8801, 8802] or [CDis 8801, CDis 8802]
SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Disorders of auditory system, including anatomical, physiological, perceptual, and audiological manifestations of pathologies affecting hearing. Focus will be on understanding current data on physiology, pharmacology, and novel treatment alternatives prereq: [[8801, 8802] or [CDIS 8801, CDIS 8802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic terminology and theoretical aspects of the auditory evoked potentials, electrocochleography, acoustic reflectance, and otoacoustic emissions. Topics include case studies with clinical application of short-latency responses such as the auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions in adults. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 5801 or CDis 5801 or instr consent
SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instrumentation and methods for fitting and evaluating personal hearing aids; ear impression techniques and materials; repair and modification of hearing aids. prereq: 5802 or Cdis 5802 or instr consent
SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This mostly laboratory class includes familiarization and application of test equipment and methods for calibrating audiometric equipment. Sessions will include topics such as sound-field calibration, earphone calibration, filters, spectra of transient signals, and use of an artificial mastoid. prereq: [3305, 3306, 4801] or [CDis 3305, CDis 3306, CDis 4801] or instr consent
SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Physiological/psychological acoustics. Emphasizes hearing loss. Acoustics of the middle and external ear, cochlear mechanics, neural codes for perception, frequency selectivity, loudness, temporal resolution, clear speech, attention, prediction of speech understanding ability using stimulus measures, and binaural hearing. prereq: Knowledge of acoustics, basic anatomy/physiology of ear, intro coursework in hearing/speech science
SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Anatomy/physiology of vestibular mechanism. Assessment techniques to evaluate balance function. Treatment options available for persons with balance disorders. prereq: 5801, 8801
SLHS 8806 - Audiology Capstone
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students research a case history of patient with an auditory disorder, write paper that summarizes the literature on the disorder, and recommend assessment tools and treatment plans. prereq: 8802, 8807
SLHS 8820 - Clinical Education in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Clinical experience. prereq: Grad CDis major
SLHS 8840 - Audiology Externship
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students intern at external clinical setting under supervision of certified audiologist. Entry-level knowledge and skills required for professional practice as clinical audiologist. External internship settings may include hospitals, schools, private otolaryngology practices, hearing aid dispensing practices, industrial settings, or community clinics. prereq: [8802, 8807] or [CDIS 8802, CDIS 8807]
SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive study of clinical methods in audiology. Supplements didactic courses in audiology curriculum. Laboratory study, individually or in small groups. Students enroll in this course concurrently with SLHS 5801, 5802, 8801, 8802. prereq: [4801 or CDIS 4801, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Group discussions of current professional issues in audiology. Case presentations, guest presentations on current technology, clinical/research ethics. Group meets for an hour weekly with faculty coordinator who leads discussion. Integrates academic/clinical education. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801 or equiv], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Clinical foundations in audiology for first year AuD graduate students. prereq: Grad SLHS major
SLHS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research prereq: instr consent
ADDS 5021 - Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01937 - AddS 5002/AddS 5021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Initiating, conducting, and terminating a counseling relationship. Use of self in counseling process. Nature/process of helping. Evidence-based practices/theories. Reading, discussion, written exercises, role-play, observation, feedback, out-of-class practice.
CI 5451 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Grades
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods of accommodating to students' abilities and facilitating reading in regular content classes.
CPSY 4302 - Infant Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Perceptual, motor, emotional, social, and cognitive development during the first two years of life; the developing infant in his or her social and physical environment. prereq: 2301 or instr consent
CPSY 4329 - Biological Foundations of Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolutionary theory and behavioral genetics applied to understanding of development of human behavior; formation of species-typical adaptive behavior and individual differences in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. This course is only offered Fall semesters. prereq: 2301 or equiv
CPSY 4341 - Perceptual Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual learning and the development of sensory and perceptual processes. prereq: 2301
CPSY 4343 - Cognitive Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cognitive processes; relevant theory, research literature, and methodology. prereq: 2301
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Experiential course addressing issues of prejudice and discrimination in terms of history, power, and social perception. Includes knowledge and skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, effective leadership, judgment and decision-making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution.
EPSY 5400 - Special Topics in Counseling Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theory, research, and practice in counseling and student personnel psychology. Topics vary.
EPSY 5415 - Child and Adolescent Development and Counseling
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Development, issues, and needs of children, kindergarten through high school ages. Counseling/developmental theory/strategies, family/social environment. Cultural diversity, legal/ethical issues in counseling children/adolescents. prereq: Grad student or MEd student or K-12 [counseling endorsement or licensure] student
EPSY 5451 - College Students Today
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EDPA 5704/EPSY 5451
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues involving diverse populations of students in colleges/universities. Student development theory, students' expectations/interests, how college affects student outcomes. Role of curricular/extracurricular activities and of student-faculty interactions.
EPSY 5461 - Cross-Cultural Counseling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effect of cross-cultural/cross-national psychological differences in human traits/characteristics. Framework for development/implementation of counseling interventions.
EPSY 5609 - Family-centered Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods for collaborating with families in education of children with disabilities. Family-centered approach to design of educational plans/procedures. Multicultural perspectives of family life/expectations for children.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of the issues, problems, and practical applications in designing early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families.
EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophical foundations of education for deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) persons. Engage in problem solving related to characteristics/rights of DHH persons. Psychological, educational, social-emotional, economic issues influencing education of DHH children/their families.
EPSY 5642 - Early Childhood Intervention for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Early identification/assessment. Family-centered, interdisciplinary servicing. Program development for infants, toddlers, preschoolers who are deaf/hard of hearing. Presentations, discussions, activities. prereq: Preservice teacher in deaf education licensing program or instr consent
EPSY 5644 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development and Practices: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Perspectives and best practices related to the development, and assessment of early language and literacy skills for deaf and hard of hearing children. prereq: ASL II at the college level
EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Knowledge/skills needed to promote learning/success for school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Definition, etiology, and characteristics of ASD. Current research/issues. Collaborative problem solving, family-professional partnerships, educational programming.
EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selection/use of range of procedures, including non-biased, specific assessments to screen/identify children with autism spectrum disorders. Specific intervention strategies designed to teach beginning communication/social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). prereq: 5661, Special Ed grad or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, age 3 to 5, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans. prereq: [5616, 5625] or instr consent
GERO 5105 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sociological, psychological aspects of aging. Theories of aging. Death/bereavement. Issues/problems of older adults in America. Human services, their delivery systems (health, nutrition, long-term care, education). Public policy, legislation. Environment/housing. Retirement.
GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biological changes that occur with aging. Methods for studying aging, descriptions of population aging, theories on how/why we age. Process of aging in each body system, variation between individuals/populations. Clinical implications of biological changes with age. Guest lecturers from different disciplines.
GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Online course. Major topics in geriatrics. How to diagnose/treat conditions common in caring for older people.
GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
At least 100 hours of service to seniors or organizations serving seniors required. Longitudinal one-on-one relationship with at least two seniors. Service activities may include: friendly visiting, escorting seniors to medical appointments, chore services, teaching health education to groups of seniors and staff, participating in social or recreational activities with seniors, assisting with immunization and screening programs, assisting seniors with selection of health plans, or providing volunteer home health aide or nursing assistant services or emergency non-medical response under the supervision of a nurse. Students may use up to 25 percent of their service time for project that benefits the campus as a whole. Reading, monthly class discussions, a term paper and weekly self-reflection
HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health care system/its unique interaction between key health system stakeholders. Relationship between patients, providers, payers, regulatory bodies. Role of information management/challenges of information standardization/exchange. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
KIN 8211 - Seminar: Perception and Action
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Survey of theory/research on use of perceptual information for control of action. Behavioral research on perceptual guidance of daily activities (e.g., standing, walking, driving). Perceptual control in context of expertise (e.g., sports). Perceptual-motor development. prereq: grad student or instr consent
LING 8921 - Seminar in Language and Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Language-related issues in cognitive science from a linguistic perspective. Serves as elective for cognitive science minor, but only for linguistics nonmajors. prereq: instr consent
NSCI 5101 - Introduction to Neuroscience for Graduate Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic principles of cellular/molecular neurobiology and nervous system. A term paper supplements lectures. Multiple-choice exams. prereq: [BioC 3021 or BioC 4331], dept consent; intended for grad students outside neuroscience program who require comprehensive intro
NSCI 5111 - Medical Neuroscience for Graduate Students
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience as related to medicine. Lecture/lab. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 6111; BioC 3021, Biol 4004, instr consent; intended for grad students who require a comprehensive medically-oriented neuroscience course
OTOL 8234 - Anatomy of the Head and Neck and Temporal Bone Dissection
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Head and neck anatomy studied from cadaver through programmed learning. Temporal bones dissected to learn anatomy and to practice otologic surgical procedures. S/N for nonmajors only. prereq: Grad otol major or instr consent
OTOL 8247 - Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing and Balance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01036 - Nsc 8247/Otol 8247
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure and function of auditory and vestibular systems. Network analysis of middle and inner ear mechanics, hair cell biophysics, auditory nerve and CNS electrophysiology, information processing, neural mechanisms subserving balance and gaze, cellular morphology, and computer models. prereq: instr consent
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will help students recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements, and apply medical terms in the context of patient care. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in healthcare can sometimes seem like another language. During this course, students will not only increase their medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words in a self-paced manner, they will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. This is a completely online, self-paced course that runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule. Course information is sent to the U of M email addresses of registered students by the first day of classes each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar5201@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. prereq: basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
PHAR 5207 - Applied Leadership in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01989 - Phar 3207/Phar 5207
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Leadership skills/theories to create positive change in health care settings. prereq: advanced undergraduates or professional health care students or grad students
PSY 4036 - Perceptual Issues in Visual Impairment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Challenges/capabilities of people who are blind or have low vision. Reading, space perception, mobility. Strengths/weaknesses of adaptive technology. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
PSY 4960 - Seminar in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminars in subjects of current interest in Psychology. prereq: [1001, psych major] or instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5037 - Psychology of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc/Psy 5037
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Biological and physical aspects of hearing, auditory psychophysics, theories and models of hearing, perception of complex sounds including music and speech. Clinical/other applications. prereq: [MATH 1271, [3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or grad student
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genetic methods for studying human/animal behavior. Emphasizes nature/origin of individual differences in behavior. Twin and adoption methods. Cytogenetics, molecular genetics, linkage/association studies. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special course or seminar. Topics listed in Class Schedule. prereq: PSY 1001, [jr or sr or grad student]
PSY 8037 - Psychophysics and Audition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Modern/classical psychophysics. Psychophysical/physiological correlates of audition. Theories of hearing. prereq: instr consent
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How a society's social interactions, past and present, yield differential exposures and differences in health outcomes between persons who make up populations. New disease-specific risk factors. How well-known exposures emerge and are maintained by social system.
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of sociological theories in medical sociology, occupations/professions. Emphasizes teaching students how to apply theories to health/social phenomena of their own interest/choice.
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic analysis of issues such as language maintenance/shift in U.S. Latino communities, code switching, attitudes of Spanish speakers toward varieties of Spanish and English, language change in bilingual communities, and language policy issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics listed in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences office. prereq: SLHS grad student or instr consent
SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study and analysis of research in speech science and speech pathology.