Doctor of Audiology Prerequisites

The following undergraduate courses at The University of Texas at Austin, or their equivalents elsewhere, are prerequisites for students seeking admission to the AuD program. These background courses in the basic science and clinical aspects of the field form the foundation for graduate study.

 

SLH 311K Phonetic Description of Speech. Speech production, physiological analysis and description of speech sounds, voice quality, and voice dynamics; notation; phonetic theory; applications of phonetics.

SLH 312 Developmental Language Science. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders.

SLH 313L Hearing Science. Acoustical, physiological, and psychological bases of normal human hearing; theories of audition; laboratory techniques in hearing science research.

SLH 315S Speech Science. Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the endoding and decoding of speech

SLH 350 Language and the Brain (same as Linguistics 350). A comprehensive survey of topics dealing with the neurobiological basis of speech and language. Topics include neuroanatomy/neurophysiology; theories of language representation in the brain, aphasiology, and hemispheric lateralization.

SLH 341 Principles of Audiology. Causes of hearing disorders; diagnostic procedures and treatment. (Prerequisite: CSD 313L)

SLH 373 Aural Rehabilitation. Rationale, methods, materials, procedures, and criteria for aural rehabilitation for hearing-impaired persons.
(Prerequisite: SLH 341 including Upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of lower-division coursework in communication sciences and disorders.)

SLH 378 Clinical Audiology. Differential diagnostic procedures for evaluation of auditory disorders-theoretical concepts and clinical applications.

SLH 178L Clinical Audiology Laboratory. Clinical laboratory experience in audiology.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.

SLH 367K Introduction to Assessment and Intervention in Speech and Language Disorders in Children. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders.

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SLH 371 Introduction to Assessment and Intervention in Speech and Language Disorders in Adults. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for adults with speech and language disorders.

Statistics is required. 

Any of the following courses offered at UT or their equivalent at another institution satisfy the Statistics requirement (Choose ONLY ONE)

  • EDP 308 Stats Reasoning/Literacy. Introduction to statistical applications and their interpretation in daily life. Covers principles of gathering and analyzing data, and interpreting analysis results in order to critically evaluate findings reported in the media and social science research. Explores basic statistical analyses, and skills needed for informed research consumerism
  • EDP 371 Introduction to Statistics. Measures of central tendency and variability; correlation and regression; probability and statistical inference; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics.
  • M 316 Elementary Statistical Method. Graphical presentation, frequency functions, distribution functions, averages, standard deviation, variance, curve-fitting, and related topics.
  • SDS 301 Elementary Statistical Methods. Covers the fundamental procedures for data organization and analysis. Subjects include frequency distributions, graphical presentation, sampling, experimental design, inference, and regression.
  • SDS 302 Data Analysis for the Health Sciences. Basic probability and data analysis for the sciences. Subjects include randomness, sampling, distributions, probability models, inference, regression, and nonlinear curve fitting. 
  • SDS 303 Statistics in Experimental Research. An introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics, with emphasis on applications in experimental science. Includes exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. 
  • SDS 304 Statistics in Health Care.  An introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics emphasizing applications in the health sciences. Exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
  • SDS 305 Statistics in Policy Design. An introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics, with emphasis on applications in policy evaluation and design. Includes exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
  • SDS 306 Statistics in Market Analysis.  Introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics, with emphasis on applications in the analysis of personal and group behaviors. Includes exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
  • SDS 328M Biostatistics. Introduction to methods of statistical analysis of biological data. Includes data analysis, basics of experimental design, statistical inference, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing.

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