V. Ciocca, Director
455-2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (www.audiospeech.ubc.ca)
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences endeavours to advance knowledge of human communication and its disorders by actively engaging in research, and by educating individuals to become audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and researchers. In its teaching and research programs, the School emphasizes both the importance of basic science to the understanding of communication disorders and the relevance of clinical data to theories of human communication.
The study of human communication forms the basis of, and unifies, the scientific and professional fields of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This study is concerned with hearing and speech function, and with the understanding and use of language at all levels of physiological, linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural organization. It is framed by theories and empirical evidence from acoustics, psychology, physiology, linguistics, and related disciplines, and embraces a continuum of endeavour from basic research to clinical practice.
The School's Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs are designed to insure that graduates are grounded in the basic and applied sciences, can address complex communication problems within an interdisciplinary framework, and understand the relevance of theory in research as well as practical endeavours.