Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this course?
If I am both eligible and interested in taking the course, how can I register?
When is the registration deadline? What is the cost of the program?
Do I have to be logged on at particular times and days to participate in this course?
What are the computer system requirements to participate in this course?
What will be my responsibilities as a course participant?
Can I receive continuing education units?
What type of course credit will I receive for completing this course?
Who can I contact if I have a question and/or concern?

 

Who is eligible for this course?
PST 756 Genetics and Hearing Loss for EHDI Professionals is open to anyone, however it is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals who work in the field of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI). This would include audiologists, speech-language pathologists, nurses, educators, and EHDI program directors and state coordinators. Course participants are expected to participate in online discussions about strategies for incorporating genetics into EHDI programs, referral of parents to genetic services and the potential barriers to successful utilization of genetic evaluation and counseling for families.

If I am both eligible and interested in taking the course, how can I register?
Registration for the Fall 2013 course will open on May 15, 2013.  To register for the course, please go to the Gallaudet Center or Continuing Studies courses web page and complete the registration materials. The course dates are September 9 - November 15, 2013 and the course number is PST 756.  Click here and navigate to the Fall 2013 online course listings - PST 756 to register. If this link won't work on your computer, type in the following link on your browser: http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs.html

When is the registration deadline? What is the cost of the program?
The deadline for registration for the course will be approximately  September 1, 2013.

The cost of the PST 756 course is $526  ($496 tuition plus $30 application fee). Check the CPSO webpage above for further details.

Do I have to be logged on at particular times and days to participate in this course?
No. There are no particular days or times that participants must be logged on for lectures or discussions. All lectures are recorded and can be viewed at the time of your choosing during each week. You can also complete the activities and post your contribution to the discussion board at any time during each week that is convenient for you. The only requirement is that you keep up with the course activities from week to week.

What are the computer system requirements to participate in this course?

This is an asynchronous online course. You will participate in this course by using the Gallaudet Blackboard system, a password-protected web-based course management software platform. Lectures are recorded using the Apreso system.  A Mac or PC computer with access to the internet capable of running a most recent and updated web browser is necessary for participation in our online courses. The minimum operating system are Windows XP or higher for PC and MacOS 10.5 or higher for Mac.  

Again, there are no particular days of the week or times of the day that you have to log on - we only ask that you keep up with the course activities on your own time from week to week.

What will be my responsibilities as a course participant?
Purchase or borrow your own textbook.
View the weekly course materials, including short readings, videos and other interactive content.
Read the required materials each week, including chapters from the book and journal articles that will be posted on Blackboard.
Perform the required homework activities on a weekly basis. This will include exploration of genetics web sites, some pedigree drawing, participation in online discussions, analysis of case studies and other short written assignments.
There are no particular days of the week or times of the day that you have to log on - we only ask that you keep up with the course activities on your own time from week to week.

Can I receive continuing education units?
Yes, participants can receive 3.7 continuing education units (Introductory Level, Basic Communication Processes Area) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Participants will be expected to participate in all course activities in order to get CEUs.

What type of course credit will I receive for completing the course?
PST 756 will be offered on a pass/fail basis for 2 course credits. It is offered as a Professional Studies Training (PST) course through the Gallaudet University Center for Continuing Studies (CCS). Please see the Gallaudet CCS web site for more information. http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs.html

Who can I contact if I have a question and/or concern?
If you have questions and/or concerns you would like to have addressed, please send an email to Kathleen Arnos at kathleen.arnos@gallaudet.edu.

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