AUDI 402 and 403 (prerequisite online courses)

AUDI 402 (3 credits)
Neuroanatomy for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

AUDI 402 is an overview of neuroanatomy and functional neuroanatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy related to hearing and speech mechanisms. This course is offered online twice a year, beginning in January and May. Please note that this course requires prerequisite course content as described below.
AUDI 402 course syllabus

AUDI 403 (1.5 credits)
Introduction to Neurolinguistics

AUDI 403 addresses historical and current research findings and issues related to identifying the neuroanatomical substrates associated with language processing, including brain imaging, localization, and lateralization of language functions. This 6-week course is offered online each year, beginning in March. Please note, this course requires prerequisite content as described below.
AUDI 403 course syllabus

Eligibility Requirements for Registration in AUDI 402 and AUDI 403:

AUDI 402

Must have completed (or are currently completing) at least ONE of the following prerequisite(s):

  • Sensation (UBC course: PSYC 367) or equivalent
  • Perception (UBC course: PSYC 368) or equivalent
  • Speech Science (UBC course: LING 313 and LING 314) or equivalent
  • Biopsychology
  • Neuropsychology

4th year students who have completed both Anatomy & Physiology are also eligible to register.

AUDI 403

Must have completed (or are currently completing) ALL of the following prerequisites:

  • Linguistic Theory and Analysis I or equivalent  (UBC course: LING 200)
  • Linguistic Theory and Analysis II or equivalent (UBC course: LING 201)
  • Neuroanatomy or equivalent (UBC Course:  AUDI 402 Note: this can be taken concurrently with AUDI 403)

For Both AUDI 402 and 403:

If you are a non-native English speaker, and you do not have at least three years of continuous post-secondary education in an English-speaking university, you must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English by meeting the following requirement:

  • Take either the TOEFL or IELTS tests, ensuring that you meet the stated minimum individual component scores AND the overall score as follows:

Registration Eligibility and Student Responsibility

For non-UBC students, please apply to become a Visiting Student or an Unclassified Student by the application deadlines for eligibility to register for these courses.

We do not hold wait lists and instructors cannot register you into a section. If you are interested in enrolling in a section that is currently full, please check Student Service Centre regularly for an available seat since many students add and drop sections in the first two weeks of term.

Students who wish to take AUDI 402 and/or 403 must meet the above prerequisite requirements prior to registering for each course.  It is each student’s responsibility to ensure he/she meets these requirements. Failure to meet these requirements may result in inadequate preparation and background for successful course completion. Consequences of registering without the required background knowledge/skills (e.g., without adequate content area knowledge or sufficient English proficiency) may include failing some course components and/or the entire course.

NOTE: If you are unsure whether your coursework meets our 402 or 403 prerequisites, you should consult with their home institution’s undergraduate advisor. We are not able to provide consultation on other institutions’ course equivalences.


Registration Process

Note: Proceed only if you meet ALL of the applicable aforementioned prerequisite requirements.

For information on how to access the registration system, see below:

If you are currently a UBC student, register for AUDI 402 and/or 403 online via your SSC account.

You can view the available sections on the online course schedule.

If you are a UBC graduate or have previously applied to, been admitted to, or studied at UBC, please email with your full name, date of birth and UBC student number along with a request for eligibility as an Unclassified student. Once granted eligibility, you will be able to register for either courses online via the SSC.

If you are not currently a UBC student, please follow one of the options below depending on your eligibility.

  • Visiting Student: Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a recognized institution

You will need to submit an application online to become a Visiting Student. This process also requires the submission of a Letter of Permission issued from your institution.

  • Unclassified Student: Completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution

You will need to submit an application online to become an Unclassified Student.

For the best chances of registering for a course, please apply by the following deadlines:

General Deadlines:
Course Start
Application Deadline
September (Winter Session Term 1) Mid-July *
January (Winter Session Term 2) Mid-October*
May (Summer Session Term 1/2) Mid-March **


* We recommend that students apply no later than late June if registering for AUDI 402 (course date starting January) or AUDI 403 (course date starting February).

** We recommend that students apply no later than late February if registering for AUDI 402 (course date starting May).

For specific application deadlines, please refer to:

Note: The course instructor will be in contact regarding course materials. Please refer to the course syllabus for details about the class.