Curriculum | Audiology
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program uses an innovative block curriculum, which is supported by simulation technology for the enhancement of learning. The curriculum is delivered via an accelerated three-year model of 121 credits that allows a focused, comprehensive approach to audiology education. This innovative approach fits with the mission of Pacific University to distinguish its programs with new pedagogy.
Year 1. The first year of the AuD program provides the foundation necessary for the practice of audiology. Classes and clinical practicum experiences focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a basic audiologic evaluation and implement a basic intervention plan.
The clinical practicum experiences during Year 1 involve directed clinical observation followed by weekly clinical practicum assignments in the School of Audiology's on-site Pacific Ear Clinic and at clinical facilities in the greater Portland commuting area (up to about one hour's drive).
Year 2. The second year of the AuD program has a more focused curriculum, with students spending most of their class time in concentrated specialty blocks. Clinical practicum experiences during Year 2 involve three clinical internship rotations (nine weeks in length during the fall and spring semesters and six weeks in length during the summer semester), locally or nationally, to help develop mastery of clinical skills.
Year 3. The third year of the AuD program is focused on full-time clinical externship placements at facilities across the country. Throughout the externship year, the students also participate in an on-line seminar focused on addressing professional practice issues and case study presentations.
*English is the language of instruction.