Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology

Overview

 The Doctor of Audiology degree program is a four-year post-bachelor's degree program designed to provide students with the academic and clinical background necessary to enter audiologic practice. The Au.D. program at the University of Louisville draws on the clinical activities of the Louisville Medical Center to provide an exciting educational experience in a dynamic medical environment. The program is physically located at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus and administratively located in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery & Communicative Disorders..

 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 from the continuity of service across the practice environments as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty, residents and medical students from other disciplines such as otolaryngology, speech pathology and pediatrics. Students also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research projects.

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Curriculum

This is a typical 4 year curriculum.  Some courses alternate years so you may take your coursework in a different order.

Read the course descriptions for more information about audiological course work.

Year One

SemesterCourse#TitleCredits
FallAUDI 600Anatomy & Physiology for Communication Sciences3
AUDI 604Essential Techniques in Audiometry3
AUDI 606Acoustics3
AUDI 614Clinical Techniques I1
AUDI 610Clinical Clerkship I1
Total Credits11
SpringAUDI 626Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders3
AUDI 624Amplification Technology3
AUDI 622Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology3
AUDI 615Clinical Techniques II2
AUDI 610Clinical Clerkship I1
Total Credits12
SummerAUDI 629Cochlear Implants and Other Implantables4
AUDI 630Amplification Selection & Fitting3
AUDI 625Audiologic Counseling2
AUDI 610Clinical Clerkship I1
Total Credits10

Year Two

SemesterCourse#TitleCredits
FallAUDI 650Research Methods3
AUDI 648Hearing Science I3
AUDI 636Pediatric Audiology2
AUDI 620Clinical Clerkship II2
Total Credits10
SpringAUDI 654Advanced Auditory Processing3
+AUDI 646Medical Audiology3
#AUDI 612Pathologies3
+AUDI 638Educational Audiology3
#AUDI 621Audiologic Rehabilitation3
AUDI 620Clinical Clerkship II2
AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
Total Credits12
SummerAUDI 632Professional Issues in Audiology2
AUDI 616Genetics2
AUDI 635Internship4
AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
Total Credits9

Year Three

SemesterCourse#TitleCredits
FallAUDI 656Practice Management in Audiology3
AUDI 652Prevention of Hearing Loss2
AUDI 635Internship4
AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
Total Credits10
Spring+AUDI 646Medical Audiology3
#AUDI 612Pathologies3
+AUDI 638Educational Audiology3
#AUDI 621Audiologic Rehabilitation3
AUDI 635Internship4
AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
Total Credits11
SummerDOCT 600(Externship)1**

+ Course offered even years

# Course offered odd years


Year Four

SemesterCourse#TitleCredits
FallDOCT 600(Externship)1**
SpringDOCT 600(Externship)1**

** Full time status


Total Program Credits

The student will accumulate a total of 82 credits in both core coursework and practicum. Additional hours will be earned if elective coursework is taken.

 

4th Year Project

The student will complete a 4th year project as a requirement for the AUDI 660 class. The purpose of the project is to enable the student to learn the necessary steps in designing, implementing, and reporting substantive activities that provide the foundation on which audiologic practice is based.

Contact

Doctor of Audiology Program
University of Louisville 
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: (502) 852-5274
Fax: (502) 852-0865

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