Audiology Research Track (Sc.D.) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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The Doctor of Science (ScD) in Audiology degree is a program that includes academic coursework, clinical practica, and extensive research experience. The program enables its graduates to conduct audiological assessments and provide intervention to individuals with hearing related issues. The degree is an essential component of licensure for audiologists; new requirements state that the doctorate is the entry level degree for audiologists beginning in 2007. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level.

The mission of the Audiology program is to prepare audiologists to function as clinicians, educators, administrators and researchers. As clinicians, graduates will be able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs. In the area of education, graduates will be prepared to teach in community health care environments. As administrators, the graduates will be able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings. Graduates will have research skills that enable them to critically analyze new information in the field and develop an independent research program.

The Clinical Doctoral program in Audiology (AuD, ScD) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Program Objectives

To prepare clinicians to practice within the health care system in a variety of community settings by providing them with a broad base of knowledge to serve clients of all ages

  • To prepare audiologists to function as clinicians who are able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs
  • To prepare audiologists to function as educators who are prepared to teach in community health care environments
  • To prepare audiologists to function as administrators who are able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings
  • To prepare audiologists to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the field and apply it to clinical practice
  • To prepare graduates to communicate care to others such as patients, colleagues and other health care professionals

ADMISSIONS

Initial admission status requires that students meet the minimum admissions criteria. Prospective students must submit the following for consideration:

  • A completed and signed application for doctoral study
  • A personal essay describing their view of the relevance of doctoral education to their personal and professional development
  • A statement discussing areas of potential research interest
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, (WES evaluation, if necessary)
  • GRE scores; TOEFL or IELTS scores if necessary
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from professional colleagues or college/university faculty who can attest to the candidate's potential for advanced study and research
  • Application fee.

AUDIOLOGY (RESEARCH TRACK)

Complete 134 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. ACADEMIC CORE

    Complete 27 courses for 65 semester hours:

    CSND 504 Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists 3
    CSND 544 Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I 3
    CSND 545 Diagnotic Procedures in Audiology II 3
    CSND 546 Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III 3
    CSND 547 Clincal Laboratory for Diagnostic I 1
    CSND 548 Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic II 1
    CSND 549 Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic III 1
    CSND 550 Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting 3
    CSND 551 Clinical Laboratory Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting 1
    CSND 576 Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan 3
    CSND 577 Scientific and Professional Writing 3
    CSND 601 Auditory Processing Disorders 3
    CSND 602 Hearing and Speech Science 3
    CSND 620 Pediatric Audiology 3
    CSND 621 Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss 3
    CSND 696 Issues in Healthcare Systems 2
    CSND 701 Auditory Anatomy and Physiology 3
    CSND 702 Clinical Instrumentation 3
    CSND 703 Biomedical Ethics 2
    CSND 704 Clinical Laboratory in Auditory Processing Disorders 1
    CSND 707 Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology 3
    CSND 708 Psychoacoustics I 3
    CSND 709 Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I 1
    CSND 807 Advanced Medical Audiology 3
    CSND 808 Psychoacoustics II 3
    CSND 809 Speech Perception 3
    CSND 819 Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II 1
  2. CLINICAL PRACTICA

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 10 courses for 27 semester hours:

      CSND 530 Clinical Observation/Clinical Preparation 3
      CSND 552 Clinical Internship I 3
      CSND 553 Clinical Internship II 3
      CSND 554 Clinical Internship III 3
      CSND 699 Clinical Externship I 2
      CSND 700 Clinical Externship II 3
      CSND 731 Clinical Externship III 2
      CSND 732 Clinical Externship IV 2
      CSND 862 Fourth Year Externship I 3
      CSND 863 Fourth Year Externship II 3
    2. Complete for a minimum of 2 semester hours.

      CSND 864 Online Grand Rounds 1-6
  3. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Complete 3 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

      1. Complete 3 courses:

        CSND 750 Research Methods 3
        STAT 600 Statistical Methods for Research Workers I 3
        STAT 601 Statistical Methods for Research Workers II 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following by advisement:

        STAT 500 Biostatistical Methods for Research Workers I 3
        STAT 541 Applied Statistics 3
        STAT 542 Statistical Theory I 3
        STAT 543 Statistical Theory II 3
        STAT 544 Statistical Computing 3
        STAT 545 Practicum in Statistics I 3
        STAT 546 Non-Parametric Statistics 3
        STAT 547 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
        STAT 548 Applied Regression Analysis 3
        STAT 549 Sampling Techniques 3
        STAT 552 Intermediate Statistics Methods 3
        STAT 561 Statistical Data Mining I 3
        STAT 562 Statistical Data Mining II 3
        STAT 570 Statistical Consulting 3
        STAT 595 Topics in Statistics 3
        STAT 597 Research Methods in Statistical Science 3
        STAT 640 Biostatistics I 3
        STAT 641 Biostatistics II 3
        STAT 642 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3
        STAT 645 Advanced Topics in Statistics 3
        STAT 646 Multivariate Analysis 3
        STAT 647 Practicum in Statistics II 3
        STAT 648 Advanced Statistical Methods 3
        STAT 649 Independent Study in Statistics 3
    2. Complete for a total of 8 semester hours.

      CSND 899 Directed Readings 1-3
    3. Complete for a total of 12 semester hours.

      CSND 900 Dissertation 1-3
  4. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICA

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      CSND 834 Seminar in University Teaching 1
      CSND 837 Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship 1
    2. Complete 1 course from the following for 2 semester hours:

      CSND 835 Practicum in University Teaching 2
      CSND 836 Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship 2
  5. ELECTIVES

    Complete 4 semester hours by advisement from the following:

    CSND 523 Educational Audiology 3
    CSND 580 Aural Rehabilitation for Adults 3
    CSND 581 Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation 3
    CSND 671 Special Topics in Audiology 1-3
    CSND 705 Community and Industrial Audiology 2
    CSND 706 Advanced Amplification Technology 2
    CSND 722 Advanced Auditory Potentials 3

Course Descriptions:

CSND504: Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists

Complete overview of speech and language problems encountered by audiologists in clinical practice in order to make informed decisions regarding patient referral and follow-up. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND523: Educational Audiology

This course provides a basis for understanding how hearing and hearing losses have an impact on language, academic, and psychosocial development. Audiometric screening/testing, tympanometry and central auditory processing evaluation will be presented in the context of educational planning. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; and CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND530: Clinical Observation/Clinical Preparation

Observation and preparation for clinical practice in audiology. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND544: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I

Principles and procedures for the basic audiological evaluation including pure-tone air and bone conduction and speech audiometry, clinical masking and acoustic immittance. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND545: Diagnotic Procedures in Audiology II

Principles and procedures for advanced audiologic assessment focusing on the auditory brainstem response. The middle latency potentials, late potentials and electrocochleography are also covered. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND546: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III

Principles and procedures for vestibular assessment focusing on electronystagmography and videonystagmography. Course also covers vestibular anatomy and rehabilitation techniques. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND547: Clincal Laboratory for Diagnostic I

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic I. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND548: Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic II

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic II. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND549: Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic III

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic III. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND550: Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting

Basic understanding of the parts of a hearing aid and the role of those parts in the function of amplification systems. Topics include history and care of hearing aids as well as hearing aide selection procedures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND551: Clinical Laboratory Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting

Applied clinical laboratory for Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND552: Clinical Internship I

Supervised clinical practicum. (3 hours lab.) 3 sh.

CSND553: Clinical Internship II

Supervised clinical practicum. (3 hours lab.) 3 sh.

CSND554: Clinical Internship III

Supervised clinical practicum. (3 hours lab.) 3 sh.

CSND576: Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

Study of theory and techniques for developing speech reading and auditory training programs for individuals with hearing loss. Also considered will be basics of American Sign Language and social and vocational concerns. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and disorders; CSND 468, CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND577: Scientific and Professional Writing

Provides an in-depth analysis of the organization and composition of articles, analyses and reviews according to formats prescribed by the academic, legal and other professions. Approaches to the writing of technical, research and clinical reports which contribute to and document the evolution and expansion of the scientific and professional body of knowledge in the health sciences are highlighted. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND580: Aural Rehabilitation for Adults

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, assessment and intervention strategies, assistive devices and counseling for adults. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND581: Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, educational development, assessment and intervention strategies, and counseling for children with hearing loss and their families. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND601: Auditory Processing Disorders

The study of auditory processing disorders in school-age children and adults. The course will include the impact of such disorders on receptive language, expressive language, reading, academic achievement, attending behaviors and organizational skills. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND602: Hearing and Speech Science

Advanced study of the foundations of acoustics and mechanisms for the production and perception of speech. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND620: Pediatric Audiology

Study of assessment and intervention techniques for infants and young children with hearing loss. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND621: Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss

Clinical and theoretical information regarding implantable devices for the remediation of hearing loss. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND671: Special Topics in Audiology

Contemporary topics in the field of audiology: national certification and state licensure requirements, changing healthcare practices and the provision of audiology services, presentation of faculty and student research, clinical case presentations, among others. Students may repeat this course up to four times as long as the topic of the seminar is not the same. Course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND696: Issues in Healthcare Systems

An analysis of selected professional and policy issues affecting the present and projected healthcare delivery system. Issues concerning healthcare personnel, patients, healthcare technology, organizational structures and facilities, finance mechanisms and the role of government are stressed in relation to how they influence healthcare services and delivery. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND699: Clinical Externship I

Supervised clinical practicum. (2 hours lab.) 2 sh.

CSND700: Clinical Externship II

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical practicum. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND701: Auditory Anatomy and Physiology

Gross and fine anatomy and physiology of the mammalian peripheral and central auditory system. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 410 as prerequisite or corequisite or permission of instructor.

CSND702: Clinical Instrumentation

Principles and use of clinical instrumentation in speech-language pathology and audiology. Laboratory exercises of a clinical emphasis are provided to illustrate course content. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND703: Biomedical Ethics

A study of the application of human and professional values, judgment and choices to selected ethical dilemmas that arise in health care practice. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND704: Clinical Laboratory in Auditory Processing Disorders

Principles and procedures for advanced auditory evaluation of central auditory processing disorders. Underlying mechanisms, assessment and treatment will be addressed. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND705: Community and Industrial Audiology

Measurement of noise and its impact on hearing and communication. The impact of noise in industrial, school and military settings will be addressed. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND706: Advanced Amplification Technology

Advanced study of amplification systems including programmable hearing aids, digital hearing aids. Study of personal and classroom FM systems. Tactile device technology used to manage the communication needs of individuals with profound hearing loss will also be addressed. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 550 and CSND 551 or permission of instructor.

CSND707: Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology

The role of genetics and embryology on auditory function as they apply to the understanding of diseases and disorders of the ear. Attention will be paid to the Human Genome Project as it has provided a wealth of information that is critical to clinical practice. The essentials of infection control and common medical terminology as they relate to audiologic practice will also be addressed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND708: Psychoacoustics I

Study of psychophysical methods and perception of the parameters of sound in humans and animals with normally functioning auditory mechanisms. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND709: Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I

This course serves as a corequisite for CSND 708 and will allow those students in CSND 708 to apply concepts and make basic psychoacoustic measurements. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

CSND722: Advanced Auditory Potentials

Overview of audiological applications of auditory event-related potentials, including the P1-N1-P2 complex, the mismatch negativity and P3. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND731: Clinical Externship III

Supervised clinical practicum. (2 hours lab.) 2 sh.

CSND732: Clinical Externship IV

Supervised clinical practicum. (2 hours lab.) 2 sh.

CSND750: Research Methods

Provides students with a working knowledge of the research process, including formulation of a research question, measurement and various statistical procedures of data analysis. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND807: Advanced Medical Audiology

Advanced study of the pathology of the auditory and vestibular system. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 707 or permission of insructor.

CSND808: Psychoacoustics II

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss and aging on the perception of simple and complex sounds. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 708 or permission of instructor.

CSND809: Speech Perception

The study of perception of language from a psychological base. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of hearing loss on the perception of speech and spoken language. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND819: Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II

Instrumentation for the hearing science laboratory. This course has a classroom component and a laboratory component to give students an opportunity to design and use laboratory instrumentation to explore priniciples of auditory research. (1 hour lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND834: Seminar in University Teaching

This seminar will prepare students for CSND 835, Practicum in University Teaching. (1 hour seminar.) 1 sh.

CSND835: Practicum in University Teaching

Supervised teaching experience in audiology. May be taken twice for a total of 4.0 credits. () 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Permission of department chair.

CSND836: Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship

Supervised clinical supervision/clinical teaching experience in audiology. () 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Permission of department chair.

CSND837: Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship

This course will prepare students for CSND 836, Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship. (1 hour seminar.) 1 sh.

CSND862: Fourth Year Externship I

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Permission of department chair.

CSND863: Fourth Year Externship II

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Permission of department chair.

CSND864: Online Grand Rounds

Fourth-year externship students discuss clinical cases with peers and faculty. () 1 - 6 sh.

CSND899: Directed Readings

A directed readings course is a tailored reading course negotiated between an instructor and a student to enable that student to explore in depth a particular topic or area of knowledge with the guidance of a faculty member. Directed readings courses shall not duplicate the content of regular courses. The may, of course, build on and extend exploration commenced in regular courses. May be repeated up to four times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Permission of advisor.

CSND900: Dissertation

While enrolled in CSND 900, students will work with their dissertation advisor and dissertation committee. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the successful conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of Pass will be recorded. The course may be repeated up to four times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Sc.D.in Audiology. Advancement to candidacy.

STAT500: Biostatistical Methods for Research Workers I

Planning effective observational and experimental research, data collecton and summarization, significance testing and p-values, t-test, chi-square, regression and correlation, use of statistical software, reading statistical results in the literature. Required course for the MPH degree. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT541: Applied Statistics

Review of estimation and hypothesis testing for one sample and two sample problems; introduction to non-parametric statistics and linear regression; fundamental principles of design, completely randomized design, randomized block design, latin square, and 2 factor design. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT542: Statistical Theory I

Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chi-squared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT543: Statistical Theory II

Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chi-squared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 542 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT544: Statistical Computing

Computer systems for data analysis and data graphics, and intermediate level statistical methodology are investigated. Several statistical computing packages are utilized and evaluated. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and CMPT 183, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT545: Practicum in Statistics I

An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will work with statisticians on projects involving experimental design and data collection as well as the analysis and interpretation of the data. May be repeated once. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 544, and STAT 547 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT546: Non-Parametric Statistics

Selected distribution-free tests and estimation techniques including sign, Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Wilcoxon signed rank, Mann-Whitney, Chi-square, rank correlation, Kendall's Tau, Kruskal-Wallace, Friedman, McNemar, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT547: Design and Analysis of Experiments

Fundamental principles of design; fixed, random and mixed models; factorial designs; designs with restricted randomization; split-plot design; confounding; fractional replication; experimental and sampling errors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT548: Applied Regression Analysis

Fitting equations to data; matrices, linear regression; correlation; analysis of residuals; multiple regression; polynomial regression; partial correlation; stepwise regression; regression and model building; regression applied to analysis of variance problems; introduction to nonlinear regression. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT549: Sampling Techniques

Sampling and survey methodology; basic sampling theory; simple, stratified, random, cluster, systematic and area sampling. Sampling errors and estimation procedures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT552: Intermediate Statistics Methods

Followup to introductory statistical methods course. Principles of statistical inference; categorical data analysis; one and two-way anova; multiple linear regression; nonparametric methods; bootstrap methods. Examples from a wide variety of disciplines. Statistical software is used. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT561: Statistical Data Mining I

Introduction to the concepts and applications of a variety of data mining methods. Data mining is the process of selecting, exploring, and modeling large amounts of data to uncover previously unknown patterns in the data. Statistical methods covered include classification and regression trees, predictive modeling, and unsupervised learning. Hands-on applications to data sets from diverse fields. Statistical software is used. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT562: Statistical Data Mining II

Continuation of STAT 561. An in-depth approach to the topics of STAT 561 including logistic regression, decision trees, classifier theory, predictive modeling and unsupervised learning methods. Mathematical details of these techniques as well as the computational methods for their implementation. Hands-on applications to data sets from diverse fields. Statistical software is used. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 548 and STAT 561, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT570: Statistical Consulting

An introduction to the statistical and interpersonal issues that arise in statistical consulting. Topics include communicating with scientists in other disciplines, technical writing and presentation, and statistical tools for consulting. Lectures center around real case studies presented by the instructor and invited speakers. Statistical software is used. Emphasis of the course is on the scientific, statistical, computational, and communication skills that a statistical consultant needs for interacting effectively with researchers from a wide range of disciplines. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT595: Topics in Statistics

Topics such as exploratory data analysis, statistical graphics, statistical quality control and statistical quality assurance, Bayesian methods and Markov chain monte carlo studies. May be repeated twice for a total of 9.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT597: Research Methods in Statistical Science

Preparation for research in statistical science. Application of mathematics and computing science to the development, modeling, validation and evaluation of statistical research methods. Identification of statistical issues in real world problems and novel applications of statistical methods to these problems. Development of research proposals in statistical science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STST 552 or equivalent and departmental approval.

STAT600: Statistical Methods for Research Workers I

Planning effective observational and experimental research, data collection and summarization, significance testing and p-values, t-test, chi-square, regression and correlation, use of statistical software, reading statistical results in the literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Doctoral status, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT601: Statistical Methods for Research Workers II

Principles and practices of experimental design. Randomized comparative designs, randomized block designs, factorial designs, dealing with concomitant variables, repeated measurements. Predictive modeling and analysis of designed studies. Topics from multivariate analysis, time series analysis, categorical data analysis. Students analyze data from research projects. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 600 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT640: Biostatistics I

Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Categorical data analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear models, nonparametric regression techniques. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT641: Biostatistics II

Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Survival analysis and designs for clinical trials. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT642: Introduction to Stochastic Processes

Generating functions, convolutions, recurrent events, random walk models, gambler's ruin problems, Markov chains and processes, time dependent stochastic processes, queuing theory and epidemic models. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 540 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT645: Advanced Topics in Statistics

Recent developments in statistical science. Topics such as data mining, statistical genomics, computationally intensive data-analytic methods, statistical consulting, dynamic statistical graphics and visualization, applied time series analysis. May be repeated with no limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT646: Multivariate Analysis

Analysis of multiple response variables simultaneously; covariance and the multivariate normal distribution; manova, discriminant functions; principle components and canonical correlations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 548 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT647: Practicum in Statistics II

An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing advanced statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will be expected to exhibit the ability to work independently on projects involving advanced techniques in experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data. May be repeated once. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 542, STAT 545, at least one 600-level course, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT648: Advanced Statistical Methods

Advanced statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the analysis of designed experiments and observational studies. Response surface methodology, analysis of covariance, the general linear model, the cell means model and the analysis of variance of unbalanced or messy data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT649: Independent Study in Statistics

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, offering the opportunity to pursue topics in statistics which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of an existing course or courses. Approval must be obtained from the graduate coordinator and faculty advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits during the graduate program. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator and departmental approval.