Doctor of Audiology students participate in the Vestibular Course Series (SLPA 932,934) for the practical management of balance disorder patients. The Vestibular Course Series covers fundamental concepts for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measurement in persons with vestibular and balance dysfunction. In addition, they receive supervised clinical work with this population.
Vestibular Assessment I (SLPA 932)
This course provides an in-depth approach to the assessment and management of the dizzy patient. Subject matter will include: anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular system and ocular motor systems; introduction to balance disorder pathologies, case history, technique and interpretation of electronystagmography and otolith function testing and identification and treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). You will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of the testing equipment at the UNL Dizziness and Balance Disorders Lab. In addition, a lab format will be utilized to practice the Dix-Hallpike and BPPV repositioning maneuvers.
Vestibular Assessment II (SLPA 934)
This course provides an in-depth approach to the assessment and management of the dizzy patient. Subject matter will include: anatomy and physiology of the postural control systems, office vestibular examination, technique and interpretation of computerized dynamic posturography and rotational chair testing, otolith function testing, disequilibrium of aging and risk of falls, medical and surgical treatments of vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation.