Aug 14, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

AUD - 611 Embryology and Genetics of the Auditory System


After reviewing basic biology, this course presents basic patterns of biological inheritance and basic human genetics terminology. Embryologic development of the auditory, vestibular and craniofacial systems is presented and related to auditory/speech/balance function following birth. Focus is on genetics and hearing loss. Topics include gene therapy and hearing loss, syndromic and nonsyndromic hearing loss, and consideration of pharmacogenomics. The importance of genetic counseling, family history and beliefs, prevention and ethical/legal issues are discussed. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 1