Speech and Hearing Science
Online | 4 semester credits
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Speech and Hearing Science is a blend of acoustics, perception, and research methods. In this online course you will learn to apply basic physics principles to acoustics. Using knowledge of physical and psychoacoustics, you will use analysis tools to evaluate acoustic properties of the voice. Learners will make connections between the anatomical and physiological substrates of the voice, resonance, and hearing mechanisms and the sounds they produce, refine, and process. Furthermore, you will begin to make connections between acoustics and everyday clinical practices and assessment instrumentation. All of these principles will be paired with a research component that integrates these ideas, while providing practical experience interpreting and developing research. Learners complete an acoustic-based research project in teams, receiving structured feedback on developing rationale, design methods, and making interpretations.
The instructors and instructional interns are available through regular participation in team discussions, the 'Ask the Professor' discussion forum, and via email. Assessment includes participation in discussion forums, lab exercises, assignments, unit synthesis summaries, online exams, and a team research project.
Instructors:Dr. Abby Hemmerich
Mr. Tom Sather
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This course is part of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Post-Baccalaureate Online Series designed for those interested in becoming Speech-Language Pathologists who hold a bachelor's degree in a different field. By earning 30 credits of coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you could be eligible for admission into a CSD graduate program of your choice.