Course Title : Speech and language Pathology 1
Course Number : RHS 249
Credit Hours : 1+1=2
Course Instructor: Dr Wahab Owolawi
A study of the fundamental processes in communication to include the functions involved in verbal and non-verbal communication.
A consideration of the factors influencing normal development of human communication skills and an overview of speech profiles, classification and etiology of communication disorders
To introduce students to the basic knowledge of processes involved in the acquisition and interpretation of speech, language and hearing stimuli.
The course is also geared towards making students become familiar with the nature and types of communicative disorders inherent in both children and adults.
Week 1 & 2 : Speech, Language and Communication
Week 3 & 4 : Models of Language Disability
Weeks 5 & 6 : The Communication Chain
Week 7 : 1st MID-TERM EXAM
Week 8 & 9 : Physical Basis of Communication
Weeks 10 & 11: Classification of Linguistic Pathologies
Week 12 : 2nd MID-TERM EXAM
Weeks 13-15 : Therapeutic Concepts and Methods in
Week 16 : Course Review
Week 17 : Final Examination
Mid-Term Examinations 40 %
Practicals 20 %
Final Examinations 40%
Crystal D, Varley R (Ed.,). Introduction to Language Pathology. 3rd Edition. Whurr Pub.Ltd. 1993
Gillam Ronald B, Marquardt Thomas P and Martin Fredrick . Communication Sciences and Disorders. Singular Publishing Group.USA. 2000
Course No. RHS 371
Course Title: Audiology 1
Credit Hours: 2+1=3.
Course Instructor: Dr. Wahab Owolawi.
Basic introduction to the field of clinical audiology. Historical background of audiology and its scientific components such as hearing phenomenon, theories of hearing, acoustics/psycho-acoustics will be taught in this course. Pathologies of the auditory and higher auditory systems and its scientific assessment techniques will be studied.
1. At the end of the course students are expected to know, understand and be able to demonstrate in knowledge both the historical and scientific basis of audiology.
2. Students are expected not only to benefit from the course theoretically, they must be able to apply the required skill drawn from the knowledge of the course.
Audiology: Definition and historical perspective
General review of the anatomy & physiology of the auditory system
Sound and its properties-Vibration and its different types, sound waves, frequency, amplitude, intensity, pure and complex tones
Weeks 3 & 4.
Scientific laws in audiology- Fechner’s, Helmholz, Weber’s, Stephen’s.
Phons, equal loudness balance contours, beats and perception of loudness.
Resonance, filters and amplifiers
The Decibel-Ratio and interval scales, logarithmic or exponential
scales, the bels, standard reference intensities and sound pressure levels
0 dB, SPL’s calculation, dB SPL, dBHL, dBSL, dB(A).
Absolute threshold and difference limen (DL), minimum audibility curve (MAC), minimum audibility pressure (MAP), and minimum audibility field (MAF). Audiometers & International calibration of audiometers ( ASA, ANSI, ISO & BSA norms)
Tuning fork tests ( Rinne, Weber, Schwabach). Pure tone audiometric techniques and audiograms interpretation. Occlusion effects, carharts notch, Rainville and Site of lesion (SOL) tests
Permissible Noise levels in audiometric rooms, acoustic booths and factors influencing a/c, b/c audiometric threshold measurements
Clinical masking in audiology
Speech audiometry and its historical development. Speech audiograms and interpretation. Pitfalls in speech audiometry
Mid Term Exams 40%
Final Exam 40%
1. Silman Shlomo and Silverman Carol A. Auditory Diagnosis.Principles and Applications. Singular Publishing Group Inc. San Diego
2. Newby Hayes A and Popelka Gerald R. Audiology. 6th Edition. Prentice Hall.
3. Davis Hallowell and Silverman S.Richard. Hearing and Deafness. 4th edition. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
4. Lloyd L L and Kaplan H. Audiometric interpretation. University Park Press, Baltimore
COURSE TITLE:- RHS 372 (AUDIOLOGY 11)
COURSE HOURS:- 2+0=2
COURSE INSTRUCTOR :- Dr. Wahab Owolawi
The course is to acquaint students with the knowledge of physics of sound which is a fundamental and basic element in audiology.
At the end of the course, students are expected, not only to know the technology behind audiological equipment but must also have hands on experience on how to routinely use such equipment for clinical examination purposes.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system will be taught to students in this course.
Students are also expected to identify and understand the technology behind rehabilitative instrument in audiology e.g. hearing aids (analogues/digital/programmable), bone anchored hearing aids, cochlea implant technology and auditory/speech trainers
This course presents the principles underlying both the theoretical and practical study of clinical audiology i.e. acoustics and psychoacoustics
Students are taught in this course to understand the fundamentals of hearing, instrumentation in hearing evaluation and treatment
The course draws an inference from audiological instrumentation research team approach with bio-medical technology both in anatomy, physiology, diagnostic and rehabilitation sciences of the auditory system
Week 1:- Introduction to audiology, sound and its fundamental Properties
Week 2:- Principle of Resonance
Week 3 :- Resonance as related to science of communication
Week 4 :- Instrumental technology in Audiology
Week 5 :- 1st Mid-Term Examination
Week 6:- Technological Innovations in clinical diagnoses in
Week 7:- Anatomy of the Auditory System-Technological
Week 8 :- Pathologies of the Auditory System-Technological
Week 9 :- Measurement of Hearing-Role of Biomedical
Week 10 :- 2nd Mid-Term Examination (20%)
Week 11 :- Advances in Hearing Measurement Technology
Week 12 :- Rehabilitative Audiology- History of Hearing Aids
Week 13 :- Rehabilitative Audiology- Hearing Aids (Body Worn
or Radio Aids, Post-aural, In The Canal Aids, All In
the Ear Hearing Aids, Digital and Programmable
Week 14 :- Rehabilitative Audiology- Bone Anchored Hearing
Aids, Cochlear Implants Technology &
Augmentative Technology for the Deaf
Week 15 :- Revision & Final Examination
1st In-Course Exam 20%
2nd In-Course Exam 20%
Practical Assignment 10%
Final Exam 50%
TOTAL :- 100%
The Physics of Speech by D B. Fry. Cambridge University Press
Acoustics by J C. Stephens in Scott's Brown's Otolaryngology by A R D. Thornton. Butterworth Publishers. 1997
Essentials of Audiology 2nd Edition by Stanley A.Gelfand. Thieme Publishers. 2001. (Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 16)
Course Title : Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Course No. : RHS 426
Credit Hours : 3+0
Course Instructor : Wahab O.Owolawi. Ph.D
The course explores those factors affecting the health and communication well being of aging people.
The course covers the linguistic features that characterize and differentiate the normal, demented, depressed and aphasic elderly population. Other subjects to be covered in this course includes societal and cultural aspects of aging, societal influences on the aging individual, age related changes in adapting to the social environment and the influence of aging on communication
To develop in the student the awareness of the social and psychological problems affecting the aging population and to develop strategies for dealing effectively with these problems.
To understand the influence of aging on the communicative process
Week 1. Neurobiology of the communication system
& Neurolinguistics and aging
Week 2. Structural and Physiological changes of the auditory and
vestibular mechanisms with aging
Week 3. Neuropsychology and speech-language pathology
interrelationship in the assessment of geriatric patient
Week 4. Social aspects of aging and communication
Week 5. Mental health and aging
Week 6. 1st Mid-Term Examination
Week 7. Language disorders in the aged- Aphasia
Week 8. Language disorders in the aged- Dementia
Week 9. Head Injury and aging
Week 10. Geriatric Audiology-Assessment Protocol
Week 11. Geriatric Audiology- Rehabilitation
Week 12. 2nd Mid-Term Examination
Week 13. Speech production and aging-speech motor control and
fluency in aging population
Week 14. General Revision
Scoring Procedure: 2 Mid Term Exams:- 40 %
Final Examination:- 60 %
Handbook of Geriatric Communication Disorders by Danielle N. Ripich. Pro.Ed: Austin, 1994
Rehabilitative Audiology-Children and Adults. (Section 5) Jerome G.Alpiner and Patricia A.McCarthy (Eds). Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 1993
COURSE TITLE : MEDICAL ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
COURSE No. RHS 444
CREDIT HOURS: 3 + 0= 3
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Wahab Owolawi
1.To provide an introductory background to communication
disorders which are caused by or associated with
2. To identify such disabling conditions that affect normal communication process from the perspective of ear, nose and throat medicine and present implications for audiological and speech pathological clinical management
At the end of this course, student is expected to be knowledgeable in the theoretical background of different pathologies associated with ear, nose and throat diseases, general medical conditions that affects communication, routine investigations and routine management of such conditions
Week 1 :- Introduction to the course
Week 2 :- Otologic Factors & Communication Disorders
Week 3 :- Otologic Management-Medical, Surgical &
Week 4 :- "
Week 5 :- 1st Mid-Term Examination (20 %)
Week 6 :-Rhino- Laryngological Pathologies
Week 7 :- Rhino-Laryngological Management – Medical,
Surgical & Pharmacological
Week 8 :- Diseases of the Pharyngo-Larynx
Week 9:- Pharyngo-Laryngeal Management –Medical &
Week 10:- 2nd Mid-Term Examination (20 %)
Week 11 :-Psycho-Emotional Diseases & Communication
Week 12 :-Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Communication
Week 13 :- Revision
Week 14 :- Final Examination (60 %)
Book References :
1. Dennis C Tanner. An advanced Course in Communication Sciences . Plural publishing. 2006
2. Bull Tony R. Colour Atlas of ENT Diagnosis. 4th
Edition. Thieme publishers. 2003
3. Kerr Alan G. Scott-Brown's otolaryngology. Butterworth-Heinemann publishers. 1997
4. Minifie Fred D (Ed). Introduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders. Singular publishers. 1994