Audiology (Au.D.) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program includes academic coursework, clinical practica, and 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 or the post-master´s level. Students interested in the post-master’s program must have a master’s degree in audiology and have or be eligible for the CCC-A awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

The mission of the Audiology program is to prepare audiologists to function as clinicians, educators, administrators and collaborators in research. 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 analyze new information in the field and apply it to their clinical practice.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 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 clinician/researchers 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 clinician/researchers to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the field and develop independent research programs.
  • 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 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.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located at 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield. Its phone number is 973-655-7752 and the program assistant can be reached at slpinfo@mail.montclair.edu.

The Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is also located at 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ in Building B. The phone numbers to it are (973) 655-3934 for the Audiology Clinic and (973) 655-6917 for the Speech Clinic. All emails for the center should go to csdclinic@mail.montclair.edu.


AUDIOLOGY (CLINICAL TRACK)

Complete 118 semester hours including the following 5 requirements:

  1. ACADEMIC CORE

    Complete 26 courses for 64 semester hours:

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

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete the following for 27 semester hours:

      CSND 530 Clinical Observation/Clinical Preparation 3
      CSND 552 Clinical Internship I (3 hours lab) 3
      CSND 553 Clinical Internship II (3 hours lab) 3
      CSND 554 Clinical Internship III (3 hours lab) 3
      CSND 699 Clinical Externship I (2 hours lab) 2
      CSND 700 Clinical Externship II 3
      CSND 731 Clinical Externship III (2 hours lab) 2
      CSND 732 Clinical Externship IV (2 hours lab) 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 & CULMINATING EXP

    Complete 4 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      CSND 750 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 600 Statistical Methods for Research Workers I (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 601 Statistical Methods for Research Workers II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete for 2 semester hours.

      CSND 850 Directed Research I 1-3
    3. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      CSND 851 Directed Research II 1-3
    4. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      CSND 852 Directed Research III 1-3
  4. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICA

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      CSND 834 Seminar in University Teaching (1 hour seminar) 1
      CSND 837 Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship (1 hour seminar) 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 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 580 Aural Rehabilitation for Adults (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 581 Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 671 Special Topics in Audiology 1-3
    CSND 705 Community and Industrial Audiology (2 hours lecture) 2
    CSND 706 Advanced Amplification Technology (2 hours lecture) 2
    CSND 722 Advanced Auditory Potentials (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

CSND504: Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND523: Educational Audiology (3 hours lecture)

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 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 Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND544: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CSND545: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND546: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CSND547: Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic I (1 hour lab)

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic I. 1 sh.

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

CSND548: Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic II (1 hour lab)

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic II. 1 sh.

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

CSND549: Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic III (1 hour lab)

Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic III. 1 sh.

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

CSND550: Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND551: Clinical Laboratory Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting (1 hour lab)

Applied clinical laboratory for Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting. 1 sh.

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

CSND552: Clinical Internship I (3 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND553: Clinical Internship II (3 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND554: Clinical Internship III (3 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND576: Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND577: Scientific and Professional Writing (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND580: Aural Rehabilitation for Adults (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CSND581: Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND601: Auditory Processing Disorders (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND602: Hearing and Speech Science (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the foundations of acoustics and mechanisms for the production and perception of speech. 3 sh.

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

CSND620: Pediatric Audiology (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND621: Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss (3 hours seminar)

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

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

CSND696: Issues in Healthcare Systems (2 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND699: Clinical Externship I (2 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND700: Clinical Externship II

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical practicum. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND701: Auditory Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Gross and fine anatomy and physiology of the mammalian peripheral and central auditory system. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 410 as prerequisite or corequisite. Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND702: Clinical Instrumentation (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

Principles and use of clinical instrumentation in speech-language pathology and audiology. Laboratory exercises of a clinical emphasis are provided to illustrate course content. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND703: Biomedical Ethics (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND704: Clinical Laboratory in Auditory Processing Disorders (1 hour lab)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND705: Community and Industrial Audiology (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND706: Advanced Amplification Technology (2 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CSND707: Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND708: Psychoacoustics I (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND709: Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I (1 hour lab)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND722: Advanced Auditory Potentials (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND731: Clinical Externship III (2 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND732: Clinical Externship IV (2 hours lab)

Supervised clinical practicum. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND750: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND807: Advanced Medical Audiology (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the pathology of the auditory and vestibular system. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 707 or permission of instructor.

CSND808: Psychoacoustics II (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CSND809: Speech Perception (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND834: Seminar in University Teaching (1 hour seminar)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND835: Practicum in University Teaching

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

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND836: Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship

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

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND837: Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship (1 hour seminar)

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

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND850: Directed Research I

Development of the research question and review of the literature. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND851: Directed Research II

Development of the study design, development of IRB application, and data collection. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND852: Directed Research III

Data collection and development of the final document. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND862: Fourth Year Externship I

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND863: Fourth Year Externship II

Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND864: Online Grand Rounds

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

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

STAT600: Statistical Methods for Research Workers I (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Doctoral status, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT601: Statistical Methods for Research Workers II (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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