Audiology Brochure | College of Health Care Sciences

6 | Audiology PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND HIGHLIGHTS Did You Know? Students who choose the vestibular specialization receive priority for vestibular clinical placements. PROGRAM OUTCOMES NSU Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) graduates will be able to • demonstrate clinical proficiency in diagnostic assessment methodology and the interpretation of diagnostic test results with a variety of clinical populations • develop and implement a plan for audiologic and vestibular management and treatment based on clinical assessment data with a variety of clinical populations • effectively collaborate and/or counsel patients, family members, care givers, and other professionals • evaluate and critically apply current research to determine and enhance clinical efficacy • demonstrate ability to assume a leadership role in professional, clinical, and scholarly activities • apply appropriate technologies to accomplish research, diagnosis, interpretation, management, and treatment activities PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Innovative Curriculum NSU’s program prepares students to enter the profession ready to practice. In addition to our traditional audiology curriculum, we offer specific coursework in genetics, pedi- atrics, biochemistry and pharmacology, practice management and leadership, gerontol- ogy, tinnitus, and auditory processing. Vestibular Specialization The Audiology Department offers a specialization opportunity to students interested in obtaining advanced skills in vestibular evaluation and treatment. In addition to the two classes that are part of the Au.D. course of study, students may take a third course that focuses on in-depth analysis of vestibular evaluation and treatment with a concen- tration on special populations. An interprofessional approach to the management of dizzy/fall-risk patients is presented, and vestibular rehabilitation and balance therapy techniques are evaluated.