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COMD Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

COMD BA Program

PLO 1: Students will describe and explain basic human communication processes, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.

SLO 1: Students will describe and explain the biological and neurological bases of basic human communication processes.

SLO 2: Students will describe and explain acoustic and psychological bases of basic human communication processes.

SLO 3: Students will describe and explain developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases of basic human communication processes.

PLO 2: Students will acquire, evaluate, and use qualitative and quantitative information to compare and contrast typical communication, communication differences, and communication disorders.

SLO 4: Students will acquire and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information related to communication.

SLO 5: Students will use qualitative and quantitative information to compare and contrast typical communication, communication differences, and communication disorders.

PLO 3: Students will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (counseling, reporting, educational).

SLO 6. Students will effectively communicate orally to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (counseling, reporting, educational).

SLO 7. Students will effectively communicate in writing to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (reporting, educational).

PLO 4: Students will interpret intercultural experiences from the perspectives of their own and more than one community view.

SLO 8. Students will identify and reflect on intercultural experiences from their own perspectives.

SLO 9. Students will interpret intercultural experiences from more than one community view.

PLO 5: Students will recognize professional and ethical issues in a variety of settings related to communication disorders and compare and contrast the ramifications of different actions.

SLO 10. Students will recognize professional standards and ethical issues in a variety of settings related to communication disorders.

SLO 11. Students will compare and contrast the ramifications of different professional actions and ethical decisions.

 

COMD MA Program

PLO 1: Students will demonstrate current knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

SLO 1: Students will demonstrate current knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention and assessment for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

SLO 2: Students will demonstrate current knowledge of the principles and methods of intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

PLO 2: Students will effectively conduct evaluation procedures (including the collection of case history information, the selection and administration of appropriate evaluation procedures, and appropriate adaptation of evaluation procedures) and interpret, integrate, and synthesize all information to develop diagnoses and make appropriate recommendations for intervention.

SLO 3: Students will effectively conduct evaluation procedures, including the collection of case history information, the selection and administration of appropriate evaluation procedures, and appropriate adaptation of evaluation procedures.

SLO 4: Students will effectively interpret, integrate, and synthesize assessment information to develop diagnoses and make appropriate recommendations for intervention.

PLO 3: Students will effectively conduct intervention procedures, including the development of intervention plans and goals, the selection and use of appropriate materials, the modification of intervention plans when needed, and appropriate measurement and evaluation of client performance.

SLO 5: Students will develop appropriate intervention plans and goals.

SLO 6: Students will effectively conduct intervention procedures, including the selection and use of appropriate materials, the modification of intervention plans when needed, and appropriate measurement and evaluation of client performance.

PLO 4: Students will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (counseling, reporting, educational).

SLO 7: Students will effectively communicate orally to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (counseling, reporting, educational).

SLO 8: Students will effectively communicate in writing to different audiences (clients, families, other professionals, community members) and for different purposes (counseling, reporting, educational).

PLO 5: Students will demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research and integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.

SLO 9: Students will demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research.

SLO 10: Students will integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.

Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program

PLO 1: Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate knowledge specific to the anatomy, physiology, genetics, and disease processes of auditory and vestibular systems.

PLO 2: Upon completion of the program, graduates will perform and apply evidence-based practice to the identification and diagnosis of hearing loss and other disorders.

PLO 3: Upon completion of the program, graduates will advise patients, families, and caregivers on treatment options and provide rehabilitation to minimize hearing loss and utilize residual hearing.

PLO 4: Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate oral and written language skills necessary to engage in entry-level clinical practice.

PLO 5: Upon completion of the program, graduates will apply the professional code of ethics and appropriate business practices in service delivery

SLO 1: Students will explain theoretical and applied principles of acoustics, psychoacoustics, non-acoustic stimuli, and electronics as applied to the normal and disordered auditory and vestibular systems.

SLO 2: Students will identify and describe the various localized and systemic disease processes, disorders, and abnormalities and the effect on body and major systems with special emphasis on the auditory and vestibular systems.

SLO 3: Students will explain and demonstrate the impact of genetics on the development and preservation of auditory function as well as the impact on the development of disorders of the auditory, vestibular, and related systems across the lifespan.

SLO 4: Students will prescribe, perform, apply evidence-based practice methods to triage, interpret clinical and laboratory procedures to diagnose auditory and vestibular/balance conditions and diseases for patients over the lifespan in diverse settings.

SLO 5: Students will interpret and synthesize the findings from the patient’s history, examination and other diagnostic tests and procedures in order to identify the etiology, the pathogenesis of the condition, the diagnosis, and any relevant limitation for diagnosis and treatment.

SLO 6: Students will discuss the findings, diagnosis and treatment options, and relevant limitations using acoustic systems or pharmacological agents, with the patient, parent or guardian, family, or service providers, and formulate a treatment plan with an explanation of any modifications or consequences that may occur over the course of treatment.

SLO 7: Students will plan and implement treatment and rehabilitation methods used for the management of auditory and vestibular disorders, including pharmacological treatment options and all forms of personal amplification and hearing assistance technology.

SLO 8: Students will communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, and demonstrate empathy and active listening behaviors with patients, families, caregivers, and other healthcare and service providers.

SLO 9: Students will produce professional written reports and chart notes on the diagnoses, evaluations and consultations encountered during clinical experiences.

SLO 10: Students will demonstrate understanding and respect for all individuals encountered in audiologic practice, regardless of disability, income, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, culture or national origin, and the forces that affect diverse populations.

SLO 11: Students will adhere to professional ethics and understand the professional, legal, public health, and public policy issues as they pertain to the practice of audiology.

SLO 12: Students will describe and apply business, personnel management, financial, reimbursement, and contemporary practice management strategies and principles necessary for operating an audiology practice.