Communication Disorders & Sciences: Course Descriptions

CDS-501 Audiologic Methods for Speech-Language Pathologists
This course introduces methods for basic audiologic assessment of adults and children for use by speech-language pathologists. FA [1-0-1]

CDS-504 Speech Production and Speech Perception

This course addresses the physiology of speech production, the acoustic characteristics of speech, the relationship between articulation and acoustics, and processes by which listeners perceive speech. Theories of speech production and perception will be discussed. The life span issues related to speech, dialectal and/or cultural characteristics of normal speech and the acoustic and perceptual characteristics of abnormal speech are also addressed. The course includes lectures, class discussions, and laboratory work. Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate course in speech science. FA [3-1-4]

CDS-505 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology I
This course emphasizes basic clinical methods and skills for beginning graduate students in speech-language pathology with an emphasis on assessment. Topic areas include Rush note-writing and documentation. Students will practice administering, scoring, and interpreting common standardized tests. P/N grading. FA [2-v-2]

CDS-506 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology II
This course emphasizes more advanced clinical methods and skills for beginning graduate students in speech-language pathology with an emphasis on intervention. Topic areas include Rush clinical protocols and operational procedures. P/N grading. Prerequisite: CDS 505. WI [2-v-2]

CDS-507 Neurological Bases of Speech, Hearing, and Language
Central and peripheral nervous system structures that form the neurologic foundation for speech, hearing, and language are presented. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-510 Professional Issues for Speech-Language Pathology
This course provides an overview of professional issues for speech-language pathologists. Topics include regulatory, licensure and scope of practice issues, professional ethics, healthcare reimbursement, risk management and legal issues, and other current professional areas. Prerequisite: none. WI [2-0-2]

CDS-511, 512, 513, 514 Speech-Language Pathology Practicum I - IV
Supervised clinical experience with patients presenting speech, language, voice, fluency, or swallowing impairments. Students develop evaluative, therapeutic, counseling, and report-writing skills. Relationship of speech-language pathology to other health care professions is examined. Experience includes patients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite for all: CDS-505. Co-requisite for CDS-511: CDS-506. [v-v-v]

CDS-521 Language Disorders in Preschool Children
Language development and disorders of preschool children including primary and secondary disorders. Underlying constructs and clinical markers, assessment, and intervention strategies. Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate course in normal speech and language development. SP [4-0-4]

CDS-522 Language Disorders in School Age Children
Language development and disorders in spoken and written language of school age children and adolescents, including both primary and secondary language disorders. Underlying constructs and clinical markers leading to differential diagnosis. Assessment and intervention strategies are examined. Prerequisite: CD-521. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-524 Fluency, Dysfluency, and Stuttering
This course addresses child and adult fluency disorders. Current research findings on stuttering will be discussed. Students learn to describe pertinent characteristics of speech fluency, identify the presence of a clinically significant fluency problem, and determine etiologic and maintaining factors. Differential diagnosis of neurogenic and psychogenic stuttering will also be discussed. Appropriate management strategies are considered. Prerequisites: CDS-504, CDS-507, CDS-521, CDS-567. WI [2-0-2]

CDS-526 Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Development and disorders of articulation and phonology in pediatric populations. Topics include research-based typologies including childhood apraxia of speech. Assessment skills are developed. Theories and procedures of contemporary interventions are presented. Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate courses in normal speech and language development and in phonetics; CDS-526. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-537 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System
This course reviews the anatomy and physiology of the speech systems of respiration, phonation, and articulation. A review of hearing anatomy and physiology is included. Development of the speech mechanism across the lifespan is discussed. A one-hour weekly laboratory experience complements didactic information. Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate course in speech and hearing anatomy and physiology. FA [2-1-2].

CDS-540 Speech Pathology Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
This course covers assessment and management of speech, voice, and swallowing disorders resulting from treatment for head and neck cancer. All forms of alaryngeal speech available to laryngectomized individuals are studied. The voice and speech changes expected with other head and neck surgeries/treatments are discussed. Swallowing evaluation/treatment specific to the head and neck population is included. Prerequisite: CDS-537. SP [2-0-2]

CDS-542 Speech Pathology Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Patients
This course covers the unique challenges of evaluation and treatment of speech, voice, and swallowing impairments demonstrated by patients requiring tracheostomy tube placement and/or ventilator support. Basic understanding of various tracheostomy tubes, one-way speaking valves, and ventilators/ventilator settings will be covered. Short and long term options for communication will be discussed. Swallowing evaluation for this specialized population will be covered in detail. A team approach to patient care will be stressed. Prerequisite: CDS-537. SU [2-0-2]

CDS-558 Dysphagia
Normal anatomy and physiology of swallowing, evaluation of disordered oropharyngeal swallowing, and treatment for swallowing disorders are studied. Topics include instrumental and non-instrumental examinations with special emphasis on videoflouroscopic swallow study procedures and analysis. Swallowing disorders in various populations across the age span are discussed. Prerequisite: CDS-537. WI [4-0-4]

CDS-562 Craniofacial Anomalies
This course reviews the embryology, anatomy, and physiology of normal and abnormal development of orofacial structures. The focus is on cleft-palate and craniofacial anomalies with associated syndromes. Surgical, dental, audiological, and feeding aspects are addressed. Speech, language and resonance evaluation and intervention strategies are discussed with a focus on current literature. The emphasis is on a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment through the craniofacial team. This course includes lectures, discussions, observation in the Rush Craniofacial clinic, class presentations and literature review papers. Prerequisite: CDS-537. SU [2-0-2]

CDS-563 Voice Disorders
This course examines the acoustic, perceptual, and physiological dimensions of normal and abnormal voice. Predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating etiologic factors are considered. Skills for assessment, differential diagnosis, and management of hyperfunctional, psychogenic, and organic voice disorders are developed. Prerequisites: CDS-504, CDS-537. SP [3-1-4]

CDS-564 Aphasia
Adult onset aphasia, apraxia of speech, and related language disorders are examined. Emphasis include theoretical foundations, pathophysiology, symptomatology, assessment and diagnosis, and clinical management. Theoretical models and past/current controversies are included. Prerequisite: CDS-507. WI [4-0-4]

CDS-567 Dysarthria
This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of a group of speech disorders that affect either single or combined speech subsystems of respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, and prosody. The speech disorders are caused by changes in speech musculature or its movement patterns due to central or peripheral nervous system damage. This course includes lectures, class discussions, laboratory work, hands-on class projects and literature review papers. Prerequisites: CDS-504, CDS-507. SP [4-0-4]

CDS-568 Cognition and Communication Disorders
This course examines normal cognition and the effects of aging, dementia, agnosia, injury to the non-dominant cerebral hemisphere, and traumatic brain injury on communication. Assessment and management of communication disorders arising from these conditions are reviewed. Prerequisites: CDS-507, CDS-564. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-575 Issues in Counseling
The major focus is on understanding the process of the helping relationship. Students will consider the impact of cultural and age-related issues, and they will develop skills and competencies needed to influence effectiveness as a communicator. Knowledge of selected counseling theory as it integrates into practice will be acquired. WI [2-0-2]

CDS-581 Research Methods in Communication Disorders
The development of skills in understanding and critiquing research reports is emphasized. Principles and criteria for evaluating research, including statistical analyses, issues of validity, and evidenced-based practice are studied. Consideration is given to both group and single subject research designs. Prerequisite: completion of a course in statistics. WI [4-0-4]

CDS-589 Advanced Speech Pathology Practicum I
Students are placed at practicum sites at Rush or other facilities for an extended clinical experience. Prerequisites: CDS-511 through 514. [v-v-v]

CDS-590 Advanced Speech Pathology Practicum II
Students are placed at practicum sites at Rush or other facilities for an extended clinical experience. Prerequisite: CDS-589. [v-v-v]

CDS-591 Applied Topics in Communication Disorders and Sciences I
Scientific, clinical, and professional issues in audiology and speech-language pathology are examined using a variety of formats that include guest speakers in student development sessions, clinical rounds, and journal club. Development of oral presentation skills as well as analytical and clinical problem-solving skills is emphasized. The course meets weekly during regular sessions of the fall, winter, and spring quarters, but students register only in the fall. Repeatable course. P/N grading. FA [v-0-v]

CDS-598 Thesis
Under the guidance and direction of a faculty member and committee, the student originates, proposes, and executes an experiment. These projects must reflect a high degree of scholarship. [v-v-v]

CDS-601 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
This course includes anatomy/physiology of the outer, middle and inner ear and central auditory pathways. Anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and theories of hearing are included. An overview of the anatomy and physiology of structures related to speech production is presented. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-601L Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System Laboratory
This laboratory course examines the structures important for hearing through various activities which may include cadavers, models, specimens, computer images, and slides. This course is taken in conjunction with CDS-601 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System. FA [1]

CDS-603 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
This course includes the basic principles underlying the acoustics, analysis, and perception of sound. Psychoacoustic principles, theories of hearing and their relationship to normal hearing are presented. FA [4-0-4]

CDS-604 Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Perception
This course examines the roles of major acoustic, phonetic, linguistic and cognitive factors in speech perception and considers relevant theoretical models. Cross-language and developmental aspects of speech perception are also examined. [2-0-2]

CDS-605 Embryology and Genetics of the Auditory System
This course introduces basic principles of genetics as well as auditory, vestibular, and craniofacial embryology. Congenital [genetic and multifactoral] auditory disorders are discussed, including the spectrum of hereditary syndromes common to individuals with hearing loss. Strategies for referral to genetic counselors and other health care professionals are included. Discussion of the Human Genome Project and current developments are included. Prerequisite: CDS-601. SP [3-0-3]

CDS-608 Pharmacology
The general principles of drug action related to hearing and balance function will be presented. Emphasis will be on activity, mode of action, side effects, toxicity and drug interactions relevant to the practice of audiology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. FA [3-0-3]

CDS-609 Clinical Observation in Audiology
Students learn to identify and apply key elements necessary for introduction to clinical practice. Students observe diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic processes with infants, children and adults in out-patient, in-patient and short term care settings. Students also observe speech and language diagnostic treatment sessions with children and adults. WI [1]

CDS-610 Professional Issues in Audiology
Like other professions, the professional practice of audiology involves a number of specialty and legal matters. Licensure and credentialing, professional standards, multicultural issues, lifelong learning, mentoring, harassment, reimbursement, coding, third party payment, government regulations, legislation and advocacy are among the issues discussed in this course. Prerequisite: CDS-609. SU [3]

CDS-612 Practice Management
Various service delivery models and their characteristics are introduced in this course. Parameters associated with practice management include business plan development, private practice orientation, trends in healthcare, marketing, cost/benefit ratios, financial and accounting considerations and personnel issues. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. FA [2-0-2]

CDS-616, 617, 618, 619 Audiology Practicum I - IV
Students are involved in supervised clinical experience with patients of all ages displaying various hearing impairments. Practicum experiences focus on development of specific skills and competencies in the areas of clinical writing, diagnostic evaluation, obtaining case histories, counseling, and treatment techniques for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. The relationship of audiology to other health care professions is also examined. Prerequisites: Each course has prerequisites-check with course director for specific prerequisites. [v-v-v]

CDS-626 Hearing Conservation
This course includes an introduction to the effects of noise on hearing, sound measurement, noise descriptors, testing and follow-up. Prevention, hearing conservation procedures and devices are presented. Federal, state and local regulations, workmen's compensation and litigation are also discussed. Prerequisite: CDS-603, CDS-628. FA [3-0-3]

CDS-627 Pathophysiology of the Auditory System
Students discuss risk factors, symptoms and pathogenesis of various ear diseases and auditory system disorders. Audiologic assessment as well as medical/surgical treatments are explained. Prerequisite: CDS-601, CDS-628. SU [3-0-3]

CDS-628 Audiologic Assessment
This course presents behavioral tests of the auditory system that provide a differential diagnosis of auditory function. This course is taken in conjunction with CDS-529 Clinical Methods in Audiology. Prerequisite: CDS-601. WI [4-0-4]

CDS-629 Clinical Methods in Audiology
This lab course teaches implementation of clinical audiologic assessment procedures including obtaining case histories, otoscopy, and standard audiometric techniques and protocols. This course is taken in conjunction with CDS-628 Audiologic Assessment. Prerequisite: CDS-609 WI [0-1-1]

CDS-631 Amplification I
This course provides a brief history of amplification as well as a discussion of the variety of hearing aids available. Topics include determining candidacy , prefitting considerations, selection, verification, orientation, and validation of hearing aid fittings. Students will complete earmold impressions and modifications, probe microphone measurements, electroacoustic analyses, and hearing aid troubleshooting. WI [3-v-3]

CDS-632 Amplification II
This course expands upon basic hearing instrument technology presented in Amplification I. Selection, verification and validation issues are presented. Emphasis is on advanced concepts and practices as well as current research and trends. Prerequisite: CDS-631. SP [5-0-5]

CDS-633 Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitative Audiology
Examination of adult audiologic rehabilitation. Visual, auditory, and bi-sensory stimuli in communication are considered along with assessment of communicative function, auditory training, speech reading, amplification, assistive listening devices, rehabilitative strategies and the psychosocial aspects of adult hearing impairment. The geriatric population and working-age adults will be considered as separate rehabilitative challenges. SP [4-0-4]

CDS-634 Pediatric Rehabilitative Audiology
An examination of the strategies involved in the management of children with hearing impairment and deafness. Topics discussed include parent counseling, auditory training, speech and language training and educational opportunities. Various educational models will be covered. The audiologist's role in case management will be discussed. SU [2]

CDS-635 Cochlear Implants
This course describes and compares various types of cochlear implant technologies. Appropriate assessment, treatment, and management options for cochlear implant patients are described. Principles of speech processing and psychoacoustics are related to the cochlear implant technology. Prerequisites: CDS-604, CDS-628, CDS-631. SU [2-0-2]

CDS-636 Educational Audiology
The practice of audiology in the school setting involves special issue and considerations. This introductory course includes topics that range from identification and assessment practices to case management, IEP/IFP teams, program development, and federal legislation. Prerequisites: CDS-628, CDS-644. SP [3-0-3]

CDS-638 Auditory Processing
Students learn the neurophysiologic bases of central auditory processing. The course includes consideration of screening, diagnostic, and management approaches to central auditory disorders. Prerequisite: CDS-601, CDS-628. SU [2-0-2]

CDS-643 Electrophysiologic Assessment of the Auditory System
This course introduces principles/practices of electrophysiologic methods in audiologic assessment. Special emphasis is on the auditory brain-stem response and its use with both pediatric and adult patients. The course includes basic information on electrocochleography and otoacoustic emissions. Lab assignments are included. Prerequisites: CDS-601, CDS-628. SP [3-v-4]

CDS-644 Pediatric Audiology
Topics in this course include development of auditory behaviors in pediatric patients, the impact of hearing loss on speech/language development, and age-appropriate procedures for the audiologic evaluation of children. Both normal and disordered speech/language development are discussed. Issues related to audiologic intervention and family counseling are also presented. Prerequisites: CDS-628, CDS-643. SU [4-0-4]

CDS-646 Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation
Anatomy and physiology of the vestibular and ocular motor systems will be reviewed. Disorders of patients presenting vertiginous symptoms will be discussed with emphasis on technique and interpretation of ENG/VNG findings. Acceleration measurements will be introduced. Prerequisites: CDS-601, CDS-601L. FA [4]

CDS-646L Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory
Taken in conjunction with CDS-646. Students develop basic skills in the practical application of ENG/VNG and vestibular rehabilitation. Prerequisites: CDS-601, CDS-601L. FA [1]

CDS-648 Advanced Electrophysiologic Assessment
This course builds on the content presented in CDS-643. Topics include advanced concepts in ABR and OAEs, visual and somatosensory responses, and intra-operative monitoring. Theoretic bases and clinical applications are considered for ASSR, and late potentials. Prerequisite: CDS 643. WI [4-0-4]

CDS-659 Seminar in Ethics
Students will learn to delineate ethical foundations and commitments in audiology and allied health and to identify, analyze, and resolve ethics problems in these fields. Students will apply such tools as identification of their own values, professional codes of ethics, ethical theories and principles, a model for examining the ethics of specific cases, attention to the suffering of the clinician, and organizational ethics. Course will be taught through lecture, reading, discussion, and web events. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. FA [2-0-2]

CDS-660 Leadership Seminar
Students will learn to understand and develop their own leadership skills. The course engages students in explorations of leadership. Students will analyze selected leadership literature and will examine the work of leaders in audiology, industry, and other areas. Prerequisite: none. SU [2]

CDS-661 Amplification Seminar
This seminar focuses on current, innovative, evidence-based fitting and rehabilitation issues related to personal amplification systems. Prerequisite: CDS-631, CDS-632. FA [1]

CDS-676 Vestibular II
Advanced concepts including unilateral peripheral vestibular differentialism, bedside tests of assessment of VOR and VSR, ENG and VNG, rotational test techniques, VEMP testing, computerized dynamic posturography, fall risk assessment and measurement of dizziness handicap are presented via lecture and hands-on practicum.

CDS-681 Investigative Project
In this directed course, the student will select and analyze a specific clinical, research or professional problem. Completion of the project includes a professional paper and tutorial presentation. Repeatable course. [3]

CDS-816, 817, 818, 819, 820 Internship I, II, III, IV, V
A five-quarter sequence of supervised audiologic patient care in a variety of sites on-and off-campus. Student clinicians will assume increasing responsibility for the full range of basic and intermediate level audiologic diagnostic procedures and interpretation and rehabilitative follow-up. Student clinicians assume caseload management under supervision. Students also experience administrative and practice management activities that are consistent with their clinical progress. The internship experience includes patients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds. SP, SU, FA, WI, SP [4] [4] [4] [5] [5]

CDS-891, 892, 893, 894 Externship I, II, III, IV
This externship sequence is a full-time advanced audiologic clinical placement under the direction of the audiology clinical education coordinator and preceptor. Externship is off-campus and emphasizes increasing independence with clinical practice as well as participation in clinical operations, administrative and professional activities. Student demonstrates skill levels commensurate with Externship competencies. Prerequisites: Each course has prerequisites-check with course director for specific prerequisites. [8 each quarter]

CDS-900 Independent Study
Students pursue an area of their choosing under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: variable. [v-v-v]