NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

480 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology Winter Semester (7 credit hours) SLPD 7070—Pharmacology The goal of this course is to introduce the doctoral candidates to the advanced science and clinical pharmacology that impacts the practice of speech-language pathology. The clinical use and understanding of the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and the potential positive and negative outcomes of medications will be emphasized. Lectures, videos, and hands-on learning activities will be explored during the course. Doctoral candidates will learn the general principles of drug action, particularly as related to communicative function. The classes of drugs used in clinical practice will be examined with emphasis on activity, mode of action, side effects, toxicity, and drug interactions. Case studies in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology will be presented. (2 credits) Research Elective Students have the opportunity to select one of the three courses listed below, related to the research area of their dissertation topic. (3 credits) HPH 7310—Biostatistics II The aim of this course is to enable students to appreciate the richness of statistical science and to invite them to the concept of probabilistic thinking. Statistics is the science of the future. Any technique that they are going to learn will help them to understand the unknown better, and in turn, will increase their success in other courses and in future professional careers. Principles of statistical inference build upon the course of Biostatistics I. As such, a prerequisite for enrolling in this course is satisfactory completion of Biostatistics I. The goals of this course are threefold: (1) introduce the basic concepts of probability and methods for calculating the probability of an event; (2) assist students in developing an understanding of probability theory and sampling distributions; and (3) familiarize students about inferences involving one or two populations ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-square tests. Prerequisite: HPH 7300 Biostatistics I (3 credits) HPH 7700—Test and Measurement This course provides a foundation in the basic principles of measurement with a focus on how to assess and control for error through research design methods and statistical analysis. Students will explore test construction and methods and parsimonious data analysis methods to develop an understanding for designing instruments and assessment tools. A focus on issues specific to measurement error in the medical sciences will also be examined throughout the course. (3 credits) HSP 9002—Survey Methodology This course introduces students to a set of principles of survey methodology that are the basis of standard practices in the field. It provides guidelines for developing survey objectives, designing survey studies, sampling respondents, and administering surveys. Emphasis is on the skills and resources needed to design and conduct a survey. (3 credits) Summer Semester (8 credit hours) SLPD 7210—Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Development Theories and application of cognitive, social, psychological, and cultural development of children and adolescents will be examined. Current thinking will augment classical theory. Application of current thinking as well as therapeutic, teaching, and care-giving practices stemming from these ideas will be stressed. (3 credits) SLPD 8967—Applied Dissertation II—Proposal The content of Applied Dissertation Service II—Dissertation Proposal emphasizes the formulation and writing of the dissertation proposal and the process for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Methodology and content for each of the proposal chapters are defined, including a thorough discussion of the role of the literature review to support or refute the dissertation topic. This service, focusing on scientific inquiry, will culminate in the completion of the second corresponding benchmark: the applied dissertation proposal. Credit for this seminar will be assigned following approval of the proposal. Prerequisite: SLPD 8966 (5 credits) Year Three Fall Semester (7 credit hours) SLPD 7250—Advanced Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) This study area provides a discussion of the critical issues in augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology, with a focus on self-determination, family-centered practices, and AAC outcomes. Students will gain experience with non-electronic communication displays, various input devices, and low-tech communication devices, as well as high-technology voice output communication aids. Current issues in ethics, funding, and the impact of culture on AAC are presented. A discussion of recent trends and future needs, as well as strategies for keeping up with new technology and a rapidly expanding knowledge base will be included. (3 credits)

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