Graduate Education in Audiology We Agree With the Diagnosis, But Not the Treatment Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   November 01, 1993
Graduate Education in Audiology
 
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  • Robert M. Poland
    Easley, SC
  • Dennis Hampton
    White Plains, NY
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Professional Issues & Training / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   November 01, 1993
Graduate Education in Audiology
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.70a
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.70a
As an audiologist in private practice, I agree with your diagnosis but not entirely with the treatment. I would add to your curriculum development, at minimum, one course in business.
Humes et al. provide a discussion of the professional doctorate controversy and discuss an alternative to the AuD degree model. Putting aside the AuD controversy, we should think long and hard about imposing new “professional education” requirements at the undergraduate level. For example, Humes et al. note that “Undergraduate education in audiology should be restructured so that much of the coursework currently taken at the master’s level could be taken during the final 2 years of an undergraduate program” (p. 48). They offer a proposed model for a 6-year BS/MA audiology program. Note the following from that model:
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