School of Medicine

WILLIAM L. ROPER, Dean

Lee K. McLean, Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Allied Health Sciences

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science
Division of Radiologic Science
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Divisions of the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine offer two professional majors to undergraduate students: the bachelor of science degree with a major in clinical laboratory science and the bachelor of science degree with a major in radiologic science. Students must apply for admission to these programs, usually in the sophomore year; admission is competitive. Following completion of the first two years' work in the University's General College, admitted students complete their final two years in clinical laboratory science or radiologic science. Students are subject to the requirements in place when they are admitted to these programs; consequently, the requirements described in this bulletin particularly apply to students admitted during the 2014–2015 academic year.

In addition, the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers a minor in speech and hearing sciences for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology.


DIVISION OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clinical

SUSAN J. BECK, Director

Professors

Susan J. Beck, Vicky A. LeGrys.

Assistant Professor

Shauna Hay, Tara Moon.

Instructors

Lisa Cremeans, Laine Stewart.

Introduction

Clinical laboratory science (CLS), also called "medical laboratory science," is the health profession that provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The field of clinical laboratory science combines many sciences, including microbiology, hematology, chemistry, and immunology. Clinical laboratory scientists perform a variety of laboratory tests, ensure the accuracy of the test results, explain the significance of laboratory test results, and evaluate new methods for laboratory tests. They play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Some of the tests performed in the clinical laboratory are relatively simple. Others, like DNA analysis and flow cell cytometry, are complex and require extensive education.

Examples of laboratory tests performed by clinical laboratory scientists include

Program of Study

The degree offered is the bachelor of science with a major in clinical laboratory science.

Admission to the Program

A maximum of 20 students are chosen for admission each year. Students are selected on the basis of science and mathematics prerequisite courses, grades, a written application, interviews, and letters of recommendation. Students with an overall grade point average less than 2.0 cannot be considered for admission to the UNC–Chapel Hill Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Successful completion of the prerequisite courses listed under the major does not guarantee admission to the program. Because enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to begin the application process early in the fall preceding the year of enrollment. The deadline for completed applications is the second Tuesday in January. Completed applications received after that deadline will be considered for admission if positions are available in the program.

Majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science:
Bachelor of Science

Core Requirements

Additional Requirements

In the first and sophomore years, clinical laboratory science majors satisfy General Education requirements and take a basic science curriculum comparable to that of other science students. In the sophomore year, students apply for admission into the final two years of the program. Students in the UNC–Chapel Hill General College are required to satisfy all Foundations and Approaches requirements and take at least five Connections courses, including global issues, experiential education, and U.S. diversity courses.

The junior year includes courses that cover the principal areas of clinical laboratory science. Students also learn and practice laboratory techniques in a student laboratory. Senior students rotate through the clinical laboratories at UNC Hospitals and other laboratories in the state. They also take advanced courses in the clinical laboratory sciences.

The suggested course sequence for the required preclinical laboratory science courses at UNC–Chapel Hill is listed below. Transfer students receiving placement credit may have a slightly different sequence.

First Year Fall Semester

First Year Spring Semester

Sophomore Year Fall Semester

Sophomore Year Spring Semester

Junior Year Fall Semester

Junior Year Spring Semester

Senior Year

Clinical Education: Senior clinical education takes place in UNC Hospitals' laboratories and other clinical laboratories in North Carolina. These laboratories are highly regarded in the field of laboratory medicine, and students have the opportunity to learn the most recent techniques in clinical laboratory science.

Courses taken during fall or spring semester:

Advising

First-year and sophomore students interested in the clinical laboratory science (CLS) major have a primary academic advisor in Steele Building. Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor and review their Tar Heel Tracker each semester. The director of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science is available to meet with current and prospective majors by appointment (see "Contact Information" below). The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science provides academic advising for students who are enrolled in the program. Further information on the curriculum may be obtained from the division's Web site.

Special Opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Science

Departmental Involvement

Student ambassadors in the Department of Allied Health Sciences organize students' professional activities and social events.

Experiential Education

Senior clinical courses provide a range of clinical laboratory experience in chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, microbiology, transfusion medicine, immunology, histocompatibility, and molecular testing.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the clinical laboratory science curriculum, graduates receive the B.S. degree with a major in clinical laboratory science. A certificate also is awarded by the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science and the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certification examination in medical laboratory science.

Accreditation

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org.

Undergraduate Awards

Louise Ward Scholarships: Three scholarships are awarded to clinical laboratory science students each year based on academic excellence, potential for success as a clinical laboratory science student and practitioner, and financial need.

Additional scholarships available to clinical laboratory science students in 2013 include

Outstanding CLS Student: Each year a clinical laboratory science senior is named as the outstanding student based on nominations from clinical and academic faculty members.

Facilities

The laboratory facility for first-year clinical laboratory science courses includes individualized work areas with reagents, supplies, and laboratory instruments for students. In senior courses, students develop their skills in state of the art clinical laboratory facilities.

Graduate School and Career Opportunities

Clinical laboratory science provides a basis for a broad range of future endeavors. Graduates with a B.S. degree in clinical laboratory science can elect to pursue further study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, business or management, hospital administration, computer science, education, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, immunology, or another laboratory science area. The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science also offers a master's degree in clinical laboratory science–molecular diagnostic science track.

Clinical laboratory scientists are employed in hospital laboratories, commercial laboratories, physicians' office laboratories, research institutes, clinical trials, and forensic laboratories. Clinical laboratory scientists also may be employed as technical or sales representatives for corporations. Graduates of the program are very successful on national certification exams and enjoy high employment rates. See the alumni section of the Web site for examples of careers in clinical laboratory science.

Contact Information

Susan Beck, CB# 7145, Suite 4100 Bondurant Hall, (919) 966-3011, sbeck@med.unc.edu. Web site: www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clinical.

CLSC

150 Current Topics in Clinical Laboratory Medicine (1). A survey of topics in laboratory medicine including transfusions, forensic science, infectious diseases, and hematologic diseases.

410 Laboratory Mathematics (1). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Basic mathematical principles, calculations, quality assurance, and method validation relevant to the clinical laboratory.

410L Basic Laboratory Skills (1). Majors only. An introduction to the basic skills associated with the clinical laboratory. Includes topics such as the proper technique for pipetting, calibration of pipettes, operation of the centrifuge and the spectrophotometer, and the formulation of standard curves and control ranges.

420 Urinalysis and Body Fluids (1). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. The physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis of body fluids in the clinical laboratory with an emphasis on correlation of laboratory data.

420L Urinalysis Laboratory (1). For clinical laboratory science majors only. The physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine with an emphasis on the correlation of laboratory data.

430 Biochemistry (3). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Physiological biochemistry of the metabolic pathways and alterations in selected diseases. Also includes principles and applications of molecular techniques in the clinical laboratory.

440 Hematology I (2). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Introduction to normal hematopoiesis, blood cell function and identification, hematologic tests, principles of hemostasis, and hemostasis disorders.

440L Hematology I Laboratory (1). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Basic clinical assays for identification and evaluation of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets with an emphasis on microscopy. Also includes coagulation testing.

442 Hematology II (3). Majors only. Hematologic disorders involving erythrocytes and leukocytes, with an emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of laboratory data.

442L Hematology II Laboratory (1). Majors only. Microscopic identification and evaluation of abnormal erythrocyte and leukocyte morphology, correlation with other laboratory data, and clinical interpretation.

450 Immunology (3). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Basic immunology and serology. Innate and immune body defenses. The development and properties of cellular and humoral elements and their alterations in pathological and other conditions.

450L Immunology Laboratory (1). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Laboratory evaluation of body defenses and correlation with disease states. Clinical serological analyses include examples of basic techniques and correlation with immunity.

460 Microbiology I (2). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Study of the life cycles and the infective mechanisms of the human parasites. Pathology of parasitic infections and public health considerations.

460L Microbiology I Laboratory (1). Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Clinical laboratory diagnostic methods for human parasitic and fungal infections. Microscopic morphology of fungal organisms and parasites, including their various life cycle forms.

462 Microbiology II (2). Majors only. A comprehensive course describing bacteria that infect humans. Correlation of diseases and pathological mechanisms of bacteria.

462L Microbiology II (2). Majors only. Laboratory sessions provide practical experience in clinical identification of bacteria.

470 Clinical Chemistry (3). Majors only. An introduction to the methods of analysis used in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Emphasis on the correlation of chemistry laboratory values with disease states.

470L Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (2). Majors only. Performance of clinical laboratory assays for significant biochemical molecules. Principles of analysis, quality control, method evaluation, and basic laboratory instrumentation are presented.

480 Immunohematology (3). Majors only. Introduction to blood group serology with an emphasis on the major blood group systems, pretransfusion testing, and antibody identification.

480L Immunohematology Laboratory (2). Majors only. Laboratory techniques for red cell typing, antibody identification, and pretransfusion testing.

540L Clinical Hematology Laboratory (4). Prerequisite, CLSC 440. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical hematology.

542L Clinical Hemostasis Laboratory (2). Prerequisite, CLSC 440. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical coagulation.

550L Clinical Immunology Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, CLSC 450. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical immunology.

560L Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (4). Prerequisite, CLSC 460. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical microbiology.

570L Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Rotation (4). Prerequisite, CLSC 470. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical chemistry.

580L Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory (4). Prerequisite, CLSC 480. Majors only. Laboratory rotation in clinical immunohematology.

582L Clinical Transplantation Medicine Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, CLSC 480. Majors only. Clinical rotation in histocompatibility, flow cytometry, and hematopoietic progenitor cell laboratories.

610L Clinical Laboratory Methods (3). An introduction to the basic skills associated with the clinical laboratory, including laboratory math and quality assurance.

620 Clinical Laboratory Management (2). Majors only. Foundation in the technical and nontechnical aspects of supervision and management of clinical laboratory testing.

630 Research Methods in Clinical Laboratory Science (2). Majors only. An overview of the knowledge of research design and methods commonly used in the clinical laboratory research arena, providing the basis for the critical examination of professional literature.

650 Clinical Laboratory Science Laboratory Administration (3). Foundation in the technical and nontechnical aspects of supervision and management of clinical laboratory testing.

670 Clinical Laboratory Science Educational Methods (2). Majors only. Introduction to the basic principles of clinical laboratory education, including objectives, learning formats, test development, and clinical teaching.


DIVISION OF RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE

www.med.unc.edu/ahs/radisci

JOY RENNER, Director

Professor

Jordan B. Renner.

Associate Professor

Joy J. Renner.

Assistant Professors

Melissa Jackowski, Lauren Noble, Andrew Woodward.

Adjunct Instructor

Melissa Culp.

Professors Emeriti

Charles B. Burns, Janice C. Keene, Robert L. Thorpe.

Introduction

The School of Medicine's radiologic science program is designed to prepare individuals for professional practice and associated responsibilities in the health specialty of medical imaging. Graduates provide patient assessment and care required for medical imaging procedures in addition to insuring that the highest quality imaging study is completed with the patient's radiation dose as a factor. In addition to diagnostic radiology, students may select other imaging modalities and practice areas for additional competence and training. These other areas include pediatrics, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, vascular interventional radiology, and cardiac catheterization laboratory. The curriculum includes course discussions and projects on global health imaging issues and the potential for international experiences in medical imaging departments and programs abroad.

Program of Study

The degree offered is the bachelor of science with a major in radiologic science.

Admission to the Program

Following completion of the first two years' work in the University's General College, students may be admitted to the professional major offered by the Department of Allied Health Sciences of the UNC School of Medicine. Students enrolled at other colleges and universities who are interested in transferring to the Chapel Hill campus following their sophomore year should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Division of Radiologic Science early in their college career to assure proper planning and transferability of courses. Students are encouraged to begin the application process early in the fall semester preceding the year of intended enrollment. The program begins in Summer Session II each year. Transfer applications should be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the designated University deadline, which is usually early January.

Since enrollment in the major is limited, completion of the student's course of study in the General College does not guarantee a position in the professional class. Students should contact the Division of Radiologic Science in the fall semester preceding anticipated enrollment to receive admissions information. Student selections are made on a competitive basis with consideration given to academic achievement, character, both written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated interest in medical imaging as a professional career.

Majoring in Radiologic Science:
Bachelor of Science

The schedule of academic work for radiologic science (medical imaging) majors includes the following General Education requirements. Students must complete all Foundations and Approaches requirements and take at least five Connections courses, including global issues, experiential education, and U.S. diversity. In addition, the following specific requirements apply to students in the General College:

* MATH 231 is a prerequisite for PHYS 114 (see above). If By-Examination (BE) or transfer credit is awarded for PHYS 104 and 105, then MATH 130 may be used for the Foundations quantitative reasoning requirement. If students plan to take PHYS 114 at UNC–Chapel Hill, then MATH 231 is required for the Foundations quantitative reasoning requirement.

After admission to the program, the curriculum in radiologic science includes courses in gross anatomy, pathophysiology, radiography, imaging methods, research, practice issues, and clinical practice. The first year of the program provides the foundation and skills for clinical practice and patient care in diagnostic radiography. The second year of the program builds on this foundation and enhances skills for career and practice advancement through communications, physics, and research. During the second year, the student elects areas of clinical concentration, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, advanced diagnostic imaging, cardiac catheterization, and vascular/interventional imaging.

SSII (Junior Year)

Junior Year Fall Semester

Junior Year Spring Semester

SSI and SSII (Senior Year)

Senior Year Fall Semester

Senior Year Spring Semester

Advising

First-year and sophomore students interested in the B.S. degree with a major in radiologic science have a primary academic advisor in Steele Building during the first two years of the degree program. Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor and review their Tar Heel Tracker each semester. The director of the Division of Radiologic Science is available to meet with current and prospective majors by appointment (see "Contact Information" below). The division's faculty provides academic advising for students who are enrolled in the program. Further information on the curriculum may be obtained from radiologic science Web site.

Special Opportunities in Radiologic Science

Experiential Education

All of the clinical education courses provide students with the opportunity to gain competence and proficiency in all areas of radiologic science practice in a variety of clinical environments.

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate students are considered for the Faculty Award for Excellence, Award for Academic Excellence, and Tina Robbins Award.

Undergraduate Research

Students complete a two-semester research sequence leading to a project and paper during the senior year of the program and are encouraged to submit the research projects to state and national research competitions.

Certification

Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the national certification examination from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography and in other clinical areas of expertise.

Accreditation

The program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in radiologic science is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology.

Scholarships and Grants

Students in the Division of Radiologic Science are eligible for Phyllis Ann Canup Pepper Scholarships, Dr. Jerry Lambiente Loyalty Fund Scholarship, the Rufus "Buddy" Clarke Loyalty Fund Scholarship, and the Jane Cox Hendrix Scholarships.

Facilities

The program has a state of the art laboratory with digital imaging capabilities in the Burnett Womack Building adjacent to the offices and classroom building. The laboratory includes radiography and fluoroscopic equipment with digital imaging plate readers and software.

Graduate School and Career Opportunities

The Division of Radiologic Science bachelor of science degree program provides a basis for further study. Additional clinical specializations are available in diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. Graduates may elect graduate studies in health physics, business and education, management, public health, and other health professions. The division offers a master's in radiologic science degree program for those students seeking advanced clinical practice as a radiologist assistant.

The clinical practice of medical imaging (radiologic technology) may include one or more of the specialty areas listed here, depending on professional preference and the type, size, and mission of the health facility where the technologist is employed: general radiography (such as orthopedics or pediatrics), vascular imaging, cardiac catheterization, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Responsibilities and salaries vary according to the area and scope of practice.

Employment opportunities available in a variety of settings, in both rural and urban areas, include 1) more generalized practice in medium to small hospitals; 2) specialized clinical practice in a large hospital; 3) clinics and free-standing imaging centers, which may offer both special and general practice opportunities; or 4) clinical practice coupled with expanded responsibilities in quality control, service education, and supervision, particularly in a large hospital.

Contact Information

For additional information contact the Director, Division of Radiologic Science, CB# 7130, Suite 3050 Bondurant Hall, (919) 966-5147, jrenner@med.unc.edu. All admissions and program information can be found at www.med.unc.edu/ahs/radisci.

RADI

432 Concepts and Perspectives in Radiologic Science (1). This overview of radiologic science encompasses patient care, imaging modalities for diagnosis and treatment, radiation protection, health care trends, and information management systems. Pass/Fail course.

442 Introduction to Radiologic Science (3). Majors only. Lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises are combined to introduce topics including patient assessment, image characteristics, radiation protection, positioning skills, medical terminology, and the role of imaging sciences in health care.

461 Radiography I (4). Prerequisites, AHSC 440 and RADI 442. Prepares students for standard radiography of upper extremities, lower extremities, axial skeleton, bony thorax, chest, abdomen, and the basic skull, considering pathologies and gross, radiographic, and cross-sectional anatomy. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

462 Radiographic Imaging I (4). Prerequisites, AHSC 440 and RADI 442. An overview of radiographic imaging methods examining the imaging process as a sequence of events from X-ray production through hard-copy processing. The imaging equipment is discussed in terms of function, influence on the image, the impact of alteration on image characteristics, and compensation techniques for changes in the sequence. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

463 Clinical Education I (4). Prerequisites, AHSC 440 and RADI 442. A clinical course focusing on the application and evaluation of radiography in the hospital setting. With supervision, the student develops clinical skills through observation and participation in radiographic procedures. Twenty practicum hours.

471 Radiography II (3). Prerequisite, RADI 461. The course content prepares students for standard radiography of cranial bones, facial bones, and special cranial projections. Contrast studies include gastrointestinal, urinary, biliary, cardiovascular, and other special procedures. The course includes pathologies and gross, radiographic, and cross-sectional anatomy. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

472 Radiographic Imaging II (4). Prerequisite, RADI 462. A detailed study of specific elements of the radiographic process, with an emphasis on the interrelationships of the radiographic parameters, refinement of image analysis and problem-solving skills, and quality control testing for evaluating the performance of the radiographic equipment and accessories. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

473 Clinical Education II (4). Prerequisite, RADI 463. A continuation of RADI 463 with emphasis on the application and evaluation of more complex radiographic studies. Twenty practicum hours.

475 Dosimetry (3).

476 Radiobiology (3).

477 Radiation Oncology (3).

574 Clinical Education III (3). Prerequisite, RADI 473. Under general supervision, the student will function at an increased level of responsibility in general diagnostic radiography in a variety of clinical settings outside of the university setting.

575 Clinical Education IV (5). Prerequisite, RADI 574. Under general supervision, the student will function at an increased level of responsibility in radiography in clinical settings outside of the university setting. The course includes a comprehensive review examination and case studies.

582 Radiation Therapy Physics (3).

583 Clinical Education V (4). Prerequisites, RADI 574 and 575. A clinical course utilizing contract learning to provide students an opportunity to gain additional competency in specialized areas of radiology. Twenty-four practicum and independent study hours.

584 Clinical Education VI (6). Prerequisite, RADI 583. This course is a continuation of RADI 583 using learning contracts to allow students to explore and gain additional expertise in various areas of radiology. Twenty-four clinical hours.

585 Radiologic Health Physics (3). Prerequisite, RADI 472. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A course in the physics of diagnostic radiology, including radiation effects on tissue, radiation detection and measurement, protection methods and techniques, and environmental radiation issues. Three lecture hours.

586 Research in Radiologic Science I (1). Majors only. The major part of the course is devoted to an investigative project on a discipline-related topic of student interest. Select issues affecting professional affairs of radiologic technologists are also included.

591 Practicum in Radiologic Science (4). Prerequisite, RADI 584. This course offers an elective clinical experience in an area of student interest.

592 Medical Radiation Physics II (3).

594 Professional Communications and Interactions (3). Majors only. This course provides for a brief cognitive and skills approach to communication skills, the teaching/learning process, and methods and materials of instruction and delivery. Three lecture/discussion hours per week.

597 Leadership in Radiologic Science (3). Majors only. In this course students will analyze the theoretical literature on leadership and apply that knowledge in the analysis of various radiology environment situations. Three lecture hours.

660 Pathophysiology (3). Majors only. This course will enhance and integrate the student's knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology related to all human body systems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how structure, function, and disease are interrelated. Three lecture hours per week.

662 Instrument and Imaging Methods (4).

670 Integrated Principles of Radiographic Analysis (4). Prerequisite, RADI 660. This course involves students in situational problem solving and radiographic analysis. Integration of concepts and knowledge of anatomy, pathology, procedures, patient care, and imaging principles are emphasized. Four lecture hours.

672 Radiographic Imaging II (4). A detailed study of specific elements of the radiographic process, with an emphasis on the interrelationships of the radiographic parameters, refinement of image analysis and problem-solving skills, and quality. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

681 Trends in Medical Imaging Practices Issues in the Radiology Practice Environment (3). Majors only. The course covers issues related to healthcare systems, medicolegal ethics, and practice and quality assurance. Three lecture hours per week.

686 Research in Radiologic Science II (2). Majors only. Students complete a research project involving a major clinical or policy issue in radiologic science. This course is an expansion of the fall semester research culminating in both a paper and presentation.

694 Clinical Decisions in Radiology (3). Majors only. This course involves the pharmacology of common radiology medications and advanced patient assessment techniques. With the additional knowledge and skills, students can make informed decisions regarding patient care. Three lecture hours.


DIVISION OF SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES

www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs

JACKSON ROUSH, Director

Professors

Elizabeth R. Crais, Karen Erickson, Melody Harrison, Lee McLean, Jackson Roush, David E. Yoder.

Associate Professors

Katarina Haley, Lori Leibold, Sharon Williams.

Assistant Professor

Adam Jacks.

Research Professors

John H. Grose, Joseph W. Hall, Linda Watson.

Research Assistant Professor

Lauren Calandruccio.

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Debra R. Reinhartsen, Gary Martin.

Clinical Associate Professors

Martha Mundy, Stephanie Sjoblad, David Zajac.

Clinical Assistant Professors

Lisa Domby, Patricia Johnson, Kate Kawola, Cara McComish, Nancy McKenna, Brenda Mitchell, Amanda O'Donnell.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Holly Teagle.

Introduction

Graduate study in speech and hearing sciences is concerned with the body of knowledge and scientific study that pertain to normal and abnormal speech, language, and hearing, and with professional, academic, and research activities in those areas. The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers three graduate degrees: a master's (M.S.) in speech-language pathology, a professional doctorate (Au.D.) in audiology, and a research doctorate (Ph.D.) in speech and hearing sciences. A minor in speech and hearing sciences is available for undergraduate students at UNC–Chapel Hill who anticipate pursuing one or more of these graduate degrees.

Program of Study

A minor in speech and hearing sciences is offered to undergraduate students.

Minoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences

The minor in speech and hearing sciences consists of five courses: phonetics, speech science, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, audiology, and a communication disorders survey course. All five courses are required to complete the minor. Each course is offered only once per year; students interested in the minor are encouraged to enroll in the introductory course (SPHS 583) early in the sequence and in speech science (SPHS 540) last in the sequence.

Admission to the minor is competitive by application. Undergraduate students have the option of taking these courses without declaring a minor; however, students in the minor will have priority for registration. For students interested in pursuing graduate study, additional coursework is highly recommended, including courses in biological science, physical science, social/behavioral science, developmental bases of communication, and statistics. Detailed information on the application process and preprofessional coursework can be found on the division's Web site at www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/for-unc-undergraduates.

Advising

All students interested in a minor in speech and hearing sciences have a primary academic advisor in Steele Building. Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor and review their Tar Heel Tracker each semester. The department's director of undergraduate studies will meet with current and prospective minors by appointment (see "Contact Information" below). Further information may be obtained from the division's Web site.

Contact Information

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, CB# 7190, Bondurant Hall, (919) 966-1007. Web site: www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs.

SPHS

196 Undergraduate Research Experience (1–4). Supervised undergraduate directed research on communication science topics of mutual interest to the student and a faculty member.

530 Introduction to Phonetics (3). A detailed study of the International Phonetic Alphabet with emphasis on the sound system of American English. Application of phonetics to problems of pronunciation and articulation. Includes broad and narrow phonetic transcription.

540 Speech Science (3). Introduction to the science of speech, including production, acoustics, and perception.

570 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mechanisms (3). Anatomy and physiology of the speech producing and aural mechanisms.

582 Introductory Audiology I (3). Theory and practice of the measurement of hearing, causative factors in hearing loss, evaluation of audiometric results, and demonstration of clinical procedures.

583 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3). Introduction to diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, including articulation, fluency, voice, and language, and those resulting from autism and hearing loss.