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Doctor of Audiology Program Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Doctor of Audiology program will demonstrate:

  • Humanistic Leadership: Conceptualizes how to advance the community's hearing health, and integrates diverse perspectives on how to build access to hearing healthcare.
  • Evidence-based Practice: Critically evaluate the quality of evidence from research and practice-based sources and uses these to educate about prevention, provide screening, and appropriate clinical treatment, including advanced diagnostic procedures.
  • Integrative Clinical Practice: Think critically and problem solve in the process of analyzing complex and diverse concepts, that require application of professional judgment.
    • Independently makes appropriate differential diagnoses that require the application of complex and diverse audiology concepts.
    • Collaborates with other practitioners to critically evaluate diagnoses in the course of developing and implementing treatment plans that are appropriate to the diagnosis and the client's situation and concerns.
  • Professional Communication: Communicates results of diagnostic assessments, and treatment options effectively, both orally and in writing, to patients and to other clinical providers.
  • Ethical Competence: Articulates the bases for the ethical standards in the audiology profession, explains how ethical principles can be applied to resolving ethical challenges in practice, and consistently adheres to ethical standards in the practice of audiology.
  • Interpersonal Interaction: Interacts effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and works through differences with civility.