Interprofessional Education

As an important means of improving patient health outcomes and job satisfaction in healthcare providers, faculty in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology are committed to enhancing student education in the area of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) through both Interprofessional Education (IPE) and IPCP educational activities. IPE and IPCP experiences offered in collaboration with other programs at USA include both coursework and clinical education opportunities, with direct patient interaction and simulation activities. IPE and IPCP opportunities are continuously being sought and developed, therefore, specific interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice opportunities may vary across programs within the Department and across academic year.

Coursework and Educational Experiences

  • AHP 510 Interprofessional Education for Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • AUD 655 Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists
  • SLP 588 Audiology for Speech-Language Pathologists  
  • AUD 616/SLP 588 Introduction to Research Design
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative program online course work and in-person IPCP simulation experiences

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Clinical IPCP Opportunities

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Camp in collaboration with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation
  • Poverty Simulation exercise
  • Simucase - clinical simulations and observation videos
  • Student Run Free Clinic 
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies with Department of Radiologic Sciences
  • Passy Muir Valve Simulation with Nursing
  • Interprofessional opportunities for research collaboration

Students working in clinicals.