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Audiology and Speech Research 2017;13(3): 193-208.
Published online: July 31, 2017.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2017.13.3.193
청각학 학과인증제를 위한 교육환경 조사 연구
이재희1, 이지영2, 조수진3, 박성일4, 김진동5, 박미혜6, 신은영7, 김진숙8
1한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
2대구가톨릭대학교 언어청각치료학과
3남부대학교 언어치료청각학과
4우송대학교 언어치료청각재활학과
5부산가톨릭대학교 보건과학대학 언어청각치료학과
6가야대학교 언어치료청각학과
7세한대학교 언어치료청각학과
8한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부·청각언어연구소
A Survey of Educational Environment for the Accreditation of Audiology and Hearing Sciences Education
Jae Hee Lee1, Ji Young Lee2, Soo Jin Cho3, Sung Il Park4, Jin-Dong Kim5, Mee-Hye Park6, Eun-Yeong Shin7, Jinsook Kim8
1Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Catholic University of Daegu, Gyeongsan, Korea
3Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Nambu University, Gwangju, Korea
4Department of Speech-Language Therapy and Aural Rehabilitation, Woosong University, Daejeon, Korea
5Department of Speech and Hearing Therapy, College of Health Science, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan, Korea
6Department of Speech-Language and Audiology, Kaya Univetsity, Gimmhae, Korea
7Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Sehan University, Yeongam, Korea
8Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, College of Natural Science, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Jinsook Kim ,Tel: +82-33-248-2213, Fax: +82-33-256-3240, Email: jskim@hallym.ac.kr
Received: April 24, 2017; Revised: June 23, 2017   Accepted: June 30, 2017.  Published online: July 31, 2017.
ABSTRACT
Audiologists are in a unique position to work with people who have hearing loss or any ear-related problems such as balance and tinnitus. The audiologists evaluate the hearing status, interpret the results, and plan the audiologic care and rehabilitation services. Due to a wide range of works as a professional, one of the most important roles of Audiology departments is to educate and train students to work as future professional audiologists. Given no establishment of accreditation of Audiology departments in Korea, a survey of academic and clinical education environments is a key starting point to discuss across departments for the process of the departmental accreditation. In the present study, a survey was conducted to obtain information about fourteen programs of academic and clinical environments offering the graduate or undergraduate degrees in the Audiology and Hearing Sciences. Aspects of core academic and clinical courses, environments of clinical education, information on professors and students were surveyed in this study. Results showed that most departments had the similar core courses. However, the departments varied in terms of clinical courses and facilities, and faculty members. Some strengths and weaknesses of each Audiology department were idetnfiied. Most of faculty agreed that the quality of education would be improved by developing endorsement for accreditation criteria and a common set of acceptable standards for universities. This would assure consistency across departments, education quality, better clinical and practical environments. The accreditation of audigology departments will promote the status of audiologists and hearing scientists in Korea, resulting in a high-quality audiological hearing services for the hearing-impaired. Future studies should be based on a regular monitoring of the departmental education.
Key Words: Educational environment, Accreditation of department of audiology, Department accreditation system
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