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Courses - Summer 2024
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/22/2024 at 12:30 PM
HESP735
Hearing, Aging, and Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP606.
Credit only granted for: HESP735 or HESP636.
Public health promotes and protects the health of all people and their communities. This course introduces public health concepts and demonstrates how they might be applied or are integral to the practice of Audiology when interacting with older adults. Topics discussed include foundational aspects of epidemiology, aging, chronic conditions common with age and association with hearing, social determinants and accessibility, and health care utilization and policy. Students will be challenged to consider a focus on hearing as it relates to broader and interdisciplinary health services and how this consideration may be incorporated into their clinical practice and experiences. This course is designed for CAUD students who have at least some clinical experience to provide perspective to the topics discussed.