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GENERAL INFORMATION

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
calendar 6-7
undergraduate education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
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graduate education 28-
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student Life 46-
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tuition, fees, and financial aid 59-
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degrees and certificates 70-
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ACADEMIC UNITS

architecture 72-
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arts & sciences, AMST-IT 77-
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Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
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travel industry management 298-
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tropical agriculture and human resources 304-
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instructional support, research, and Service Units  478-
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COURSES

overview 325
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f - N 379-
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PERSONNEL

administration 484-
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Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
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emeriti faculty 511-
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Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
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REFERENCE

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glossary 533-
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Courses: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA)

School of Medicine 

Junior standing or consent is prerequisite to all 300-level courses except as noted.

SPA 300 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3) Survey of field of speech-language pathology. Pre: consent.

SPA 301 Introduction to Audiology (3) Basic concepts; acoustics and psychoacoustics; anatomy and physiology; measurement of hearing. Pre: consent.

SPA 302 Introduction to Clinical Intervention (3) Guided application of theory to intervention introduces scientific, legal, professional, and multicultural basis for practice; specifies learning principles, interviewing, programming, and service delivery models. Includes supervised observations. Pre: 300 and consent.

SPA 303 Testing of Hearing (3) Screening and testing procedures; conventional and special tests of hearing; interpretation of results. Pre: 301 and consent.

SPA 320 Anatomy/Physiology and Neuroanatomy of Speech and Language (4) Structure and function of the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory systems related to speech production; neurological development and physiology related to speech and language. Pre: 300 (or concurrent); or consent.

SPA 321 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics-Speech and Hearing (3) Acoustic and psychoacoustic aspects of speech and hearing. Pre: consent.

SPA 402 Applications of Phonological Theory (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of speech sound development and production. Phonological developments and models; cultural variations; analysis, interpretation, and other considerations related to management of phonological disorders. Pre: 300, 302, and LING 410; or consent.

SPA 404 Developmental Aspects of Language (3) Language development; infancy through school-age. Theoretical perspectives relating to speech-language pathology and processing of language. Cognitive, linguistic, and social aspects including learning strategies, play, context, conversation, and multicultural issues are discussed. Pre: 300 and 302; or consent.

SPA 412 Clinical Observation and Participation (2) Provides observation and discussion of the clinical management of individuals with communication disorders, and practical experience related to clinical procedures and requirements. Pre: 300, 302, 402, and consent.

SPA 414 Organic and Neurogenic Disorders (3) Communication impairments from CNS, oral and laryngeal systems disorders, and impaired sensory systems are presented across the lifespan. Information includes multiple disabilities, and medical fragile children. Models of appropriate intervention are presented and discussed. Pre: 320, 402, and 404; or consent.

SPA 415 Hearing Habilitation and Rehabilitation (3) Principles and methods of habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with hearing problems. Pre: 301, 303, 321, and consent.

SPA 420 Clinical Instrumentation (3) The use of electronic instrumentation in the clinic as an aid in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems. Pre: 321 and consent.

SPA 421 Practicum in Audiology I (1) Clinical practice in diagnostic procedures in pure-tone threshold, speech threshold and discrimination, and immittance testing at various age levels. Pre: 301, 303, 415, and consent.

SPA 423 Practicum in Audiology II (2) Clinical practice in diagnostic procedures in pure-tone threshold, speech threshold and discrimination, immittance and electrophysiological testing at various age levels. Pre: 301, 303, 415, 421, and consent.

SPA 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

SPA 600 Research Methods (3) Research methods applicable to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology; analysis and reporting of data. Required of all SPA graduate students. Pre: EDEP 429 or PSY 311, and consent.

SPA 602 Assessment of Child Language Disorders (3) Study of methods, test, and instruments employed in the diagnosis of language disorders in children. Co-requisite: 616. Pre: consent.

SPA 603 Advanced Audiology (3) Instrumentation; special tests of hearing. Pre: 301, 303, 415, and consent.

SPA 604 Seminar in Motor Speech Disorders and Dysphagia (3) This seminar provides an in-depth examination of various motor speech disorders, including apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Emphasis is on assessment and treatment of these diagnoses. Review of current treatment literature, anatomy and physiology, and practical exercises in treatment planning. A-F only. Pre: consent.

SPA 610 Disorders of Phonology and Articulation (3) Study of the etiology, assessment, and remediation of disorders and articulation. Pre: LING 410 and consent.

SPA 612 Child Language Disorders (3) Study of the etiology, behavioral characteristics, and treatment methods for various child language disorders. Includes identifying specific language deficits and writing intervention goals. Pre: consent.

SPA 613 Language Development for Children with Hearing Deficiencies (3) Language acquisition by hard-of-hearing and deaf children; methods of stimulating growth. Pre: 415 and consent.

SPA 616 Advanced Practicum in Speech Pathology I (1) Clinical practice in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with various types of speech and language problems in different clinical settings. Repeatable. Pre: 412 and consent.

SPA 617 Advanced Practicum in Audiology I (3) Clinical practice in administering tests, interpreting results; counseling of individuals with impaired hearing; use of various rehabilitation techniques. Repeatable. Pre: 421, 423, or 603, and consent.

SPA 620 Voice Disorders (3) Contemporary development and theoretical issues in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of vocal system disorders in children and adults; current literature and clinical practice issues are addressed. Pre: consent. 

SPA 622 Aphasia and the Dementias (3) Study of acquired aphasia in adults and the characteristics and progression of disorders of dementia. Procedures for clinical intervention, current literature review, and related professional issues. Pre: consent.

SPA 695 Research-Speech Pathology (3) Required of all SPA graduate students following the non-thesis (Plan B) program and emphasizing speech-language pathology. Pre: 600 and consent.

SPA 696 Research-Audiology (3) Required of all SPA graduate students following the non-thesis (Plan B) program and emphasizing audiology. Pre: 600 and consent.

SPA 699 (Alpha) Directed Study (3) To allow student and faculty adviser to design research/study units outside existing academic structure in specialized area. Repeatable. (B) language pathology; (C) audiology. Pre: 402 and 602 for (B); 603 for (C).

SPA 700 Thesis Research (V) Pre: consent.

SPA 701 Amplification: Assessment and Applications (3) Comprehensive study of amplification. Assessment, fitting, evaluation, electroacoustic evaluation, dispensing. Personal instruments and instructional-educational systems. Pre: 603 and consent.

SPA 702 Disorders of Fluency (3) Contemporary developments and theoretical issues in diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of fluency such as stuttering in both children and adults. Pre: 602 and consent.

SPA 703 Electrophysiologic Audiometry (3) Study of early, middle, and late auditory evoked potentials with emphasis on the auditory brainstem response. Pre: 603 or consent.

SPA 705 Central Auditory Dysfunction: Testing and Remediation (3) Study of disorders and dysfunctions of the central auditory system. Emphasis on normal system and diagnosis and on evaluation of lesions and non-site-specific disorders. Pre: 603 and consent.

SPA 708 Seminar in Right Hemisphere Brain Damage and Traumatic Brain Injury (3) Traumatic brain injury and right hemisphere communicative disorders are explored with emphasis on assessment and treatment of individuals with these diagnoses. Review of current treatment literature, communication and cognitive theories, and practical exercises in treatment planning. Pre: consent.

SPA 710 (Alpha) Special Topics in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (3) (B) study of contemporary developments in speech/language pathology; (C) study of contemporary developments in audiology. Repeatable. Pre: 602 for (B); 603 for (C).

SPA 716 Advanced Practicum in Speech Pathology II (2) Clinical practice in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with various types of speech and language problems in different clinical settings. Repeatable. Pre: 412 and consent. 

SPA 717 Advanced Practicum in Audiology II (2) Clinical practice in administering tests and interpreting results; counseling individuals with impaired hearing; use of various rehabilitation techniques. Repeatable. Pre: 421 or 423, 603, and consent.

SPA 718 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology in the Schools (3) Clinical practice in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with children in the public schools who have speech and/or language problems. Repeatable. Pre: 602, 716, and consent.

SPA 721 Seminar in Audiology-Diagnostic Procedures (3) Study of diagnostic procedures as reflected in current literature. Pre: 603 and consent.

SPA 723 Seminar in Audiology-Rehabilitative Procedures (3) Procedures and philosophies presented in recent literature dealing with rehabilitative phases of audiology. Pre: 415 and consent.

SPA 724 Advanced Practicum in Speech Pathology III (3) Clinical practice in diagnostic and therapeutic procedure with various types of speech and language problems in different clinical settings. Repeatable. Pre: 412, 602, and consent. 

SPA 725 Advanced Practicum in Audiology III (3) Clinical practice in administering tests and interpreting results, counseling of individuals with impaired hearing; use of various rehabilitation techniques. Repeatable. Pre: 421, 603, and consent.

For key to symbols and abbreviations, see the first page of this section.


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