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Doctor of Audiology

Major: AUDI
Degree Awarded: Au.D.
Unit: GM
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/medschool/audiology/


Program Information

The Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) is a four-year post-bachelor's degree program leading to a professional degree conferred by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The program is physically located within the Louisville Medical Center and the University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus and administratively located in the Division of Communicative Disorders in the Department of Surgery. The faculty are committed to the clinical focus of the Au.D. degree and endeavor to bring real-world experiences to bear on the teaching environment. The faculty and staff of the Audiology Section actively participate in the provision of clinical services in both hospital and private practice arenas.

Students benefit by working side by side with the faculty and staff in an active and dynamic medical environment. Students will be able to interact with faculty, residents and medical students from other disciplines such as otolaryngology, speech pathology and pediatrics, not only in the provision of clinical services, but also in teaching and research endeavors.

Program Admission Procedure

Admission to the program will be for Fall term only, and applications must be received by January 1 of the application year. Applicants should submit:

  • all undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum cumulative GRE score of 300 to apply. Admission to the program is based on a favorable review of application material and an interview with the admissions committee.



Curriculum


The Doctor of Audiology degree program has been designed to meet the content and experience guidelines developed over the past decade by numerous professional organizations and associations. Curricular content areas and competencies are outlined as follows.

The curriculum begins with the student spending a significant amount of time in the classroom with a minimum amount of time in the clinical environment. Over the course of the four years, the ratio of classroom to clinic time reverses, so that the last year consists of virtually full-time clinical experience. During the fourth year, students will be given options for practical experiences in a variety of sites around the country.

This is a typical 4-year curriculum.  This is subject to change.

Year Semester Course# Title Credits
1 Fall AUDI 600 Anatomy & Physiology for Communication Sciences 4
    AUDI 604 Essential Techniques in Audiometry 3
    AUDI 606 Acoustics 3
    AUDI 614 Clinical Techniques I 1
    AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
      Total Credits 12
  Spring PSYC 646 Hearing Science I 3
    AUDI 624 Amplification Technology 3
    AUDI 622 Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology 3
    AUDI 615 Clinical Techniques II 2
    AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
      Total Credits 12
  Summer AUDI 636 Pediatric Audiology 3
    AUDI 630 Amplification Selection & Fitting 3
    AUDI 616 Genetics 2
    AUDI 608 Anatomy & Physiology II 2
    AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
      Total Credits 12
2 Fall AUDI 650 Research Methods 3
    AUDI 629 Cochlear Implants & Implantable Devices 3
    AUDI 626 Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders 3
    AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
      Total Credits 12
  Spring AUDI 623 Audiologic Electrophysiology II 3
    AUDI 652 Prevention of Hearing Loss 2
    AUDI 642 Gerontologic Audiology 3
    AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
    AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1-3
    AUDI 612 Pathology of the Auditory & Vestibular Systems 3
      Total Credits 12
  Summer AUDI 625 Audiologic Counseling 1
    AUDI 632 Professional Issues in Audiology 2
    AUDI 621 Audiologic Rehabilitation 2
    AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
    AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1-3
      Total Credits 10
3 Fall AUDI 656 Practice Management in Audiology 3
    AUDI 626 Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders 3
    AUDI 635 Internship 4
    AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
      Total Credits 11
  Spring AUDI 612 Pathology of the Auditory-Vestibular System 3
    AUDI 642 Gerontologic Audiology 3
    AUDI 635 Internship 4
    AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
      Total Credits 11
  Summer DOCT 600 (externship) 1**
 4 Fall DOCT 600 (externship) 1**
  Spring DOCT 600 (externship) 1**

 ** Full Time Status



Departmental Faculty


Dr. Lynzee Alworth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. David R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor and Director

Dr. Jill Preminger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Term

Dr. George Purvis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical

Dr. Jeffrey Weihing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Audiology- Au.D.

Program Contact:
(502)852-5274
 

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