Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Speech Pathology and Audiology

  
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    SPTHAUD 6111 - CLINICAL LABORATORY I

    [1 Credit]
    First year (beginning) students will be paired with an advanced practicing student to observe clients throughout the semester. Students will be required to test several simulated patients via computer programs.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6121 - CLINICAL LABORATORY II

    [1 Credit]
    Continuation of Clinical Laboratory I with students simulating more difficult cases and testing other students for practice. Observation of of advanced students will continue.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6130 - NEUROSCIENCE

    [3 Credits]
    The structure and function of the nervous system are presented and analyzed, with an emphasis on hearing, speech, and language central organizations. Emphasis is on normal structure and function so the clinician can better understand abnormalities.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6131 - EXTERNAL OBSERVATIONS

    [1 Credit]
    Multi day observations at some of the following offsite locations: ENT office, hearing aid manufacturer, private practice, hospital. Experiences must be summarized into a written report.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6201 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING

    [4 Credits]
    Detailed anatomy and physiology of the systems involved in speech and hearing, including cadaver dissection. The nervous system, respiration, phonatory-articulatory systems, and auditory system are included. Laboratory required.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6203 - ADVANCED DIAGNOSIS IN AUDIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on the development, administration, and interpretation of advanced procedures in audiology. Included are immittance audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, speech audiometry, and tests for pseudohypacusis. Integration of the total audiological test battery to assess the site of lesion of aural pathologies will be an examined. Clinical laboratory is required.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6204 - MOTOR SPEECH AND RELATED DISORDERS

    [3 Credits]
    This course will focus on motor speech disorders (e.g., dysarthria and apraxia of speech). The neuroanatomy and neurophysiology underlying these disorders will be explored. Motor control will be addressed across the domains of acoustics, aerodynamics, and kinematics. The assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of motor speech disorders will be approached from both theoretical and clinical perspectives.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6205 - AUDITORY EVOKED POTENTIALS

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to explore the normal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the auditory system. Included will be an overview of normal and abnormal function, assessment, and treatment techniques. Administration and interpretation of auditory brainstem response testing will be emphasized. Clinical laboratory is required.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6206 - INFANT INTERVENTION

    [3 Credits]
    Assessment, intervention, and parental training for at-risk infants will be covered. The course will focus on the management of infants at risk and include clinical experiences in short-term neonatal intensive care, long-term infant programming, and interdisciplinary evaluations and intervention. Training will be provided in home programming, classroom and individual intervention. Parental support groups will be discussed.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6207 - INTRODUCTION TO HEARING AIDS

    [3 Credits]
    This course emphasizes hearing aid hardware, signal processing, and basic clinical procedures including electroacoustical analysis and real-ear measurement.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6208 - GERIATRIC INTERVENTION

    [3 Credits]
    The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of communication changes, communication disorders, and service delivery options from a gerontological perspective. An overview of direct services offered to communicatively impaired older adults and ancillary or support services will be given. Treatment strategies addressing environment, significant others, and associated professional services will be covered.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6210 - FLUENCY DISORDER

    [3 Credits]
    The theoretical foundations of dysfluent behavior will be reviewed. Differential diagnosis, principles of therapeutic techniques for children and adults will be studied
  
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    SPTHAUD 6211 - LISTENING

    [3 Credits]
    The listener is studied as an integral part of the verbal communication system. Theories of listening, assessment, and improvement of listening are examined. Procedures to function at maximum capacity in the verbal communication process are presented.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6212 - VOICE AND RELATED DISORDERS

    [3 Credits]
    This course addresses the nature, course, evaluation, and treatment of voice and related disorders in children and adults.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6214 - DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    The diagnostic process as it pertains to all speech-language pathology disorders will be presented. The course covers application of evaluation principles and methods of both formal and informal measurement in speechlanguage pathology.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6216 - AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

    [3 Credits]
    This course will explore the assessment and treatment of persons requiring non-speech communication.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6218 - DYSPHAGIA

    [3 Credits]
    Lectures will cover anatomy and physiology of the normal swallow, abnormal physiological and anatomical conditions leading to dysphagia, and assessment and treatment of strategies for swallowing disorders.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6220 - CLEFT PALATE AND CRANIOFACIAL DISORDERS

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides a foundation in the symptomology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders associated with cleft palate and craniofacial syndromes. Multidisciplinary management, including medical and dental care, is emphasized.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6221 - ADVANCED HEARING AIDS

    [3 Credits]
    This course places an emphasis on selection of hearing aid parameters, verification of fit, validation of benefit, orientation to use and care, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: SPTHAUD 6207.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6222 - LANGUAGE LEARNING/ LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

    [3 Credits]
    This course covers diagnostic and management issues pertinent to older children with language and/or language learning disorders; transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary models of collaboration with teachers, special educators, related service providers, and families.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6226 - SUPERVISION IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

    [1-3 Credits]
    This course is designed for practicing clinicians or advanced master level students interested in styles and components of the supervisory process. Participation in supervisory experiences will be required, with the amount of supervision practicum dependent upon the amount of clinical experience. Permission of the department is required for enrollment.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6227 - MEDICAL AUDIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    A study of the interaction among the anatomical and physiological components of the auditory system and various medical conditions as reflected in the sound transmission characteristics of the auditory system.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6228 - MEDICAL ASPECTS OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to develop students’ familiarization with issues related to the practice of speech-language pathology within the healthcare environment. Topics will include charting, medical abbreviations, ethics, multicultural considerations, and universal precautions. Additionally, as the final course in the sequence of neurogenic communication disorders, one section will be focused on the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  
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    SPTHAUD 6230 - SEMINARS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    This seminar will address a variety of topics in speech-language pathology. Topics may vary each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic is different.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6231 - AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS

    [3 Credits]
    This course reviews the anatomy and physiology of the centeral auditory pathway. The development, administration and interpretation of tests of central auditory function are presented as well as current remediation strategies. Clinical laboratory is required.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6232 - SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE DISORDERS

    [1-3 Credits]
    This seminar will address a variety of topics in language disorders. Topics may vary each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic is different.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6234 - SEMINAR IN SPEECH DISORDERS

    [1-3 Credits]
    This seminar will address a variety of topics in speech disorders. Topics may vary each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic is different.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6235 - PSYCHOACOUSTICS AND SPEECH PERCEPTION

    [3 Credits]
    The determination of psychological correlates of the physcial parameters of acoustics will be studied. The general problem of inferring sensation or perception from behavioral data utilizing psychophysical methods and decision theory will be examined.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6236 - SEMINAR IN BASIC HUMAN COMMUNICATION PROCESSES

    [1-3 Credits]
    This seminar will address a variety of topics in basic human communication processes. Topics may vary each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic is different.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6237 - ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

    [3 Credits]
    This course investigates origins and applications of evoked potentials looking at early, middle, and late responses including ECoG, ABR, MLR, LAER, and edogenous (e.g., MMN and P300) potentials. Case studies and detalied analyses of wave forms are emphasized.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6247 - HEARING CONSERVATION

    [3 Credits]
    The student learns how to implement a comprehensive noise program following the OSHA guidelines. Topics include noise measurement, noise-hazards, noise-abatement, and noise-safety programs. Hearing conservation is discussed.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6273 - PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    A developement approach to the evaluation of hearing of the neonate, infant and young child will be studied. The principles and procedures for screening, testing, and monitoring the pediatric client will be presented. Laboratory.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6298 - INDEPENDENT STUDY-SPEECH PATHOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    This course is geared to individual needs of students to explore an area with faculty guidance. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6299 - INDEPENDENT STUDY AUDIOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    This course is geard to indvidual need of student to explore an area with faculty guidance. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6461 - SEMINARS IN AUDIOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    Seminar type course that will address a variety of topics in audiology. Topic will vary each semester. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6500 - THESIS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

    [1-6 Credits]
    Enrollment in this course will result in the development of a research project culminating in an original contribution to the scientific literature that is of publishable quality. Approval of the student’s thesis committee is required prior to enrollment. This course may be repeated for credit, although no more than 6 credit hours will count to the degree. Students must be registered in all semesters until thesis is finished.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6581 - COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND OTHER SPECIALIZED HEARING DEVICES

    [3 Credits]
    Treatment of profoundly hearing impaired adults and children is discussed. Function, assessment, and performance of cochlear implants is investigated from inception to current practice. Assessment and treatment techniques incorporating implantable hearing aids, tactile aids, and assistive listening devices is presented.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6701 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM AUDIOLOGY

    [1 Credit]
    Supervised clinical experiences for audiology students. For those students assigned to on-site clinic at the LSUMC Department of Communication Disorders Clinic, the clinic assignment will include on-call time with hearing aid dispensary, and duties as described in the Clinic Handbook.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6702 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY- LEVEL 1

    [1 Credit]
    This course involves supervised clinicl experiences for speech language pathology students.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6704 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY-LEVEL 2

    [1 Credit]
    This course involves supervised clinical experiences for speech-language pathology students.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6706 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY - LEVEL 3

    [1 Credit]
    This course involves supervised clinical experiences for speech-language pathology students.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6708 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY - LEVEL 4

    [1 Credit]
    This course involves supervised supervised clinical experiences for speech-language pathology students.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6710 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY- LEVEL 5

    [1 Credit]
    This course involves supervised clinical experiences for speech-language pathology students. Enrollment in this course may be repeated.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6711 - SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICUM AUDIOLOGY

    [1-8 Credits]
    Additional supervised clinical experiences for Audiology students. Must be taken with 6701. Grading will be S/U. Does not count towards any Departmental or ASHA requirements.
  
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    SPTHAUD 6712 - SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICUM SPEECH PATHOLOGY

    [1-8 Credits]
    Additional supervised clinical experiences for Speech-Language Pathology students. Must be taken with 6702. Grading will S/U. Does not count towards any Departmental or ASHA requirements.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7131 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGING THE PEDIATRIC HEARING IMPAIRED

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on the habilitation/rehabilitation of children, age 0 to 18 with hearing impairments. Psychological, social, and educational aspects of hearing impairment in children are addressed. Parental and family counseling are discussed. Pediatric hearing aid fitting, educational audiology, and speech perception testing are included.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7211 - ELECTRONYSTAGMOGRAPHY (ENG)

    [3 Credits]
    This course will focus on the functional anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, with emphasis on administration and interpretation of standard clinical tests of ENG. Extensive laboratory work will be required. This course is the prerequisite for the advanced vestibular testing and rehabilitation course.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7215 - ADULT AURAL REHABILITATION

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on adult (18 years and older) aural rehabilitation. psychological and social aspects of hearing impairment are discussed. Assistive Listening Devices are addressed. Counseling the adult patient, structured aural rehab sessions, and the latest methods for adult hearing aid fittings are presented.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7225 - GENETICS

    [1 Credit]
    The science of genetics as it applies to audiology and hearing.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7231 - CLINICAL ROTATION

    [1 Credit]
    This is a 4 to 6 week offsite clinical audiology placement. It may be repeated for credit.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7233 - RESEARCH LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

    [1 Credit]
    Since solving clinical problems involves procedures very similar to those used by the laboratory researcher, Au.D. practitioners must have some knowledge of research methods. Students will team up with a research scientist and assist or participate in research activities over the course of a full semester.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7235 - INSTRUMENTATION

    [2 Credits]
    Participants will develop an understanding of issues involved in measuring sound including calibration of equipment, trouble shooting, use of terms and technical aspects of equipment. Lab required.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7239 - GERIATRIC AUDIOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    This course is an overview on the anatomical and physiological effects of aging on the peripheral and central audiotry system. Subjective and objective measurements will be discussed as well as rehabilitation methods.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7311 - HEARING AID MODIFICATION AND REPAIR

    [1 Credit]
    Lecture and lab work on hearing aid repair and earmold modication.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7315 - INTRODUCTION TO SIGN LANGUAGE

    [1 Credit]
    Introduction to basic sign systems and rudimentary ASL.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7319 - PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN AUDIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course considers the non-clinical aspects of professional practice. Topics presented include ethics, employment, billing, information management, suppliers and manufacuters, private practice, laws and regulations.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7323 - ADVANCED VESTIBULAR TESTING AND REHABILITATION

    [3 Credits]
    New computer assisted balance evaluation techniques will be discussed. Additional postural tests to be used in conjunction with the ENG evaluation will be presented to aid in diagnosis. Quality of life scales and balance rehabilitation techniques will be discussed. This course will now include quality of life scales, balance rehabilitation and postural testing.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7325 - SIGN LANGUAGE II

    [1 Credit]
    Basic sign language for audiologists and other health professionals. Introduction to Sign Language is a prerequisite for this course.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7329 - PHARMACOLOGY

    [1 Credit]
    Basic pharmacology course for audiologists and other health professionals. This course focuses on the actions of drugs that will affect hearing.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7331 - TINNITUS

    [1 Credit]
    Generation, assessment, and management of tinnitus will be discussed. Associated pathologies, quality of life scales, rehabilitative devices, and specific rehabilitation procedures are included.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7501 - EXTERNSHIP I

    [6 Credits]
    This course is part of a 9 to 12 month externship designed to provide the student with at least 35 hours per week of audiology experience. May be repeated until clinical training is completed.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7502 - EXTERNSHIP II

    [6 Credits]
    This course is part of 9 to 12 month externship designed to provide the student with at least 35 hours per week of audiology experience. May be repeated until clinical training is completed. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of Externship I.
  
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    SPTHAUD 7503 - EXTERNSHIP III

    [6 Credits]
    This course is part of a 9 to 12 month externship designed to provide the student with at least 35 hours per week of audiology experience. May be repeated until clinical training is completed. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of Externship II.
  
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    SPTHAUD 9999 - EXAMINATION ONLY

    [0 Credit]
    Student is registered for examination only.

Surgery

  
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    SURG 300 - SURGERY

    [342 Hours]
    Students rotate through a nine week block, which consists of six weeks on general surgery, and three weeks on surgical specialties. During the surgical specialty block, the student will spend three weeks on a service selected from Plastic, Vascular, Pediatric, Orthopaedic, ENT , Urology or Cardio-Thoracic surgery. The core lecture series will cover all of the above specialties. On the General Surgical rotation, students will spend four weeks at the Medical Center of Louisiana or at the adjacent Veterans Administration Hospital. Ward rounds supervised by the teaching staff are held on each service. Visiting staff rounds are held at least twice weekly. In addition once weekly students are assigned with their surgical team to the surgical outpatient dispensary where they are supervised by the teaching staff in the management of ambulatory surgical patients. Pre- and post-operative care and diagnosis are stressed. Experience in minor surgery also is provided at this time. During the block, students also have supervised experience with work on the wards, in the operating rooms, and in the emergency room, where they are instructed in the managements of minor and major surgical emergencies. Weekly throughout the course, the weekly class attends a conference conducted by the full time staff in which clinical clerks on ward services present selected patients for discussion of diagnosis and management. Other weekly conferences in which students participate are cardio-thoracic, peripheral-vascular, tumor and basic science discussions.
  
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    SURG 418 - SURGERY SEC ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    The fourth year course in clinical surgery has been structured to provide the student with an in-depth clinical experience to general surgery and the surgical subspecialties. Students will be assigned to one of three sites: general surgery and specialty internships at the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, or internships in general surgery at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital, Baton Rouge and the University Medical Center, Lafayette. These students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block. Students assigned to an internship position at Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans or one of the other state hospitals will be the only Senior students assigned to the service and will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible, and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.
  
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    SURG 419 - SURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns. Students will develop additional skills in all areas of core competence. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making by giving students more responsibility for patient care than they had in the third year. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of responsibility while under the close supervision of hours staff and faculty. In addition to patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills, and develop a better appreciation of systems based practice due to their involvement as a more prominent member of the health care team. Students will continue to increase their medical knowledge and skills of practice-based learning through reading, faculty feedback, and attendance at conferences and didactic sessions. On the surgery acting internship, students may request to be assigned to the ICU or Vascular services.
  
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    SURG 420 - SURGERY CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    The fourth year course in clinical surgery has been structured to provide the student with an in-depth clinical experience to general surgery and the surgical subspecialties. Students will be assigned to one of three sites: general surgery and specialty internships at the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, or internships in general surgery at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital, Baton Rouge and the University Medical Center, Lafayette. These students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block. Students assigned to an internship position at Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans or one of the other state hospitals will be the only Senior students assigned to the service and will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible, and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.
  
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    SURG 426 - GENERAL & CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

    [152 Hours]
    The fourth year course in Cardiothoracic surgery has been structured to provide the student with an in-depth clinical experience to cardiac and non-cardiac thoracic surgery, including out-patient management of these patients. Students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block and will be able to participate in operations at the Medical Center of Louisiana and West Jefferson Medical Center. An intense and rewarding experience can be expected, as there will be only one senior student assigned to the service who will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team. This includes first-assisting on major operations, including but not limited to coronary artery bypass, cardiac valve replacement, thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, lung resections and esophageal surgery. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible, and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.
  
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    SURG 435 - SURGERY CRITICAL CARE

    [152 Hours]
    The fourth year course in surgical critical care has been structured to provide the student with an intense and comprehensive clinical experience in the management of critically ill patients. Students will be assigned to the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, where daily teaching and work rounds are made in the Trauma ICU and medical ICU. Students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block and will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team, including but not limited to: central venous and arterial line insertion with interpretation of results; chest tube insertion; mechanical ventilator management; complex wound care; fluid, nutritional and electrolyte management; infection control and antibiotic therapy; major trauma resuscitation; care of patients with closed head injuries and education about end-of-life issues. In addition, participation is expected in operations such as tracheostomy, gastrostomy, amputations and abdominal exploration with control of major sepsis. Weekly Trauma/Critical Care conferences focus on various aspects of patient care, both from a clinical and a basic science perspective. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible, and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.
  
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    SURG 437 - CLINICAL PEDIATRIC SURGERY

    [152 Hours]
    The fourth year course in pediatric surgery provides the student an in-depth clinical experience in the work-up and management of infants, children and adolescents. Students will be assigned for four weeks to Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, under the supervision of Dr. Chuck Hill and Dr. Evans Valerie. Expected duties include making daily rounds with residents and faculty, attendance at the out-patient clinic, and participation in operations for inguinal hernia, pyloric stenosis, Hirschprung’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux and pediatric tumors. As the only senior student assigned to the service, you will function with the house staff as an integral member of the surgical team. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.
  
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    SURG 438 - PLASTIC SURGERY

    [152 Hours]
    This fourth year course provides the student with an in-depth clinical experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block and will have the opportunity to work at the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. As the only senior student assigned to the service, one will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team and will participate in a range of surgical interventions, including plastic and reconstructive procedures. The patient population ranges from outpatient cosmetic surgery to major reconstructions for trauma and burn patients. The four weeks can be very busy but will also be very rewarding.
  
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    SURG 439 - VASCULAR SURGERY

    [152 Hours]
    This fourth year course provides the student with an in-depth clinical exposure to vascular surgery. Students will be assigned to a well-established group of surgeons for the entire four week block and will have the opportunity to work at the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center and Touro Infirmary. As the only senior student assigned to the service, one will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team and will participate in daily rounds and evaluation of patients in clinic, including instruction in non-invasive ultrasound evaluation of venous and arterial disorders. Expect to first-assist on range of surgical interventions, including open and endovascular procedures, and to gain experience commensurate with that of a junior surgery resident.
  
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    SURG 498 - SURGERY RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    It is recommended that students contact the Department of Surgery at least two months in advance if this elective is planned, as basic science and clinical research trials open and close throughout the academic year. Our department does have a weekly research meeting and you are welcome to attend to get an idea of what projects are currently being undertaken. Contact Dr. Glen Steeb or Dr. John Hunt for more information.
  
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    SURG 499 - SURGERY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    Students planning an elective at an outside institution should be aware that different programs may have different academic schedules, so coordination is necessary to ensure that the required time spent for a specific institution fits within the LSU academic calendar. Most of the information regarding away electives is provided by the LSU Office of Student Affairs. There is a request form that is sent to the LSU Department of Surgery and we are happy to sign off for an approved surgical elective.

Urology

  
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    UROL 418 - UROLOGY SECONDARY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns with supervision from faculty and upper level residents. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of patient care responsibility while under close supervision. In addition to improving their patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills and develop skills in systems based practice through their involvement with the health care team. Students will continue to develop their medical knowledge and skills of practice based learning through reading, didactic lectures, and conferences.
  
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    UROL 420 - UROLOGY CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    This rotation is similar to UROL 418  with more emphasis on improving clinical skills in judgment and decision making. Three faculty members with fellowship training in female urology, incontinence, and reconstructive surgery will add to improving clinical skills. Urodynamic studies play a large role in decision making and enhancing communication skills. Students will continue to develop their medical knowledge and skills of practice based learning through reading, didactic lectures and conferences.
  
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    UROL 498 - UROLOGY RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    RESEARCH
  
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    UROL 499 - UROLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
 

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