During spring 2020, higher education faced drastic changes to education delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rapid change challenged clinical education goals due to clinic closures and the cessation of student participation in patient care and hands-on laboratory experiences.
The clinical coordination team at The University of Texas at Dallas focused on the clinical education of its AuD students and telehealth service delivery, embracing that this journey could improve student education and patient care beyond simply the bare minimum.
Topic(s): clinical education, Telehealth
Simulation is used in many different professions for training, and assessing knowledge and skills. Although medicine has been using some type of simulation for centuries, it was the aviation field that pioneered its use back in the 1930s. They led the way by training pilots in flight simulators to allow them a safe and controlled environment in which to practice maneuvers and flying in conditions that they could not otherwise experience.
Topic(s): clinical education, simulation, audiology
A majority of my life has been spent in pursuit of education; however, now I am seeing that chapter quickly coming to an end as I finish my second year of the master of science in audiology program at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Topic(s): global, studying abroad, Professional, worldwide, audiology, COVID-19, clinical education, clinical care
During these unprecedented times, as the country safely begins its journey toward economic normalcy, we're faced with challenges that will require bold solutions. Even before the pandemic, audiologists who relied on hearing services were feeling market pressure from third-party payers, online retailers, big-box stores, and OTC hearing aids. Now, with un-shuttering, many audiology practices are scrambling to find clinical balance and business stability.
Topic(s): clinical education, COVID-19, Advanced Vestibular Treatment (AVT), AVT, Advanced Vestibular Treatment, vestibular rehabilitation
During doctor of audiology graduate programs, students are expected to complete coursework and clinical training experiences across the breadth of the profession. Depending on the curriculum of the school and the clinical experiences available, the quality of their clinical training may vary, particularly in some of the specialty areas within audiology.
Topic(s): vestibular disorders, clinical education, clinical audiology