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

Prerequisite Information

For AUDI 402, at least ONE of the following prerequisites is required: 

  • 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
  • Fourth-year student standing, with both Anatomy and Physiology completed
  • Biopsychology
  • Neuropsychology

For AUDI 403, ALL of the following prerequisites are required:

  • 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

Please note: for non-UBC students, registration for the January 2021 session for AUDI 402 and March 2021 session for AUDI 403 has now closed. 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 successfully completing these courses. In other words, consequences of registering without the required background knowledge/skills (e.g., not having adequate content area knowledge or not having sufficient English proficiency) may include failing individual components of the course or the entire course.

NOTE: If a student is unsure whether their coursework meets our 402 or 403 prerequisites, they should inquire 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, you can 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 have graduated or previously applied to, been admitted to or have studied at UBC , please send an email to with your full name, your date of birth and your UBC student number along with the request to be granted eligibility as an Unclassified student. You will then be able to register for the courses on 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-July *
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.