Do you want to become a healthcare professional and to promote health in Lebanon and the region?
Join our program to become an Audiologist! Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages.
The Medical Audiology Sciences (MAS) Program is now offering you this opportunity through the newly launched Bachelor degree in Medical Audiology Sciences.
Why a degree in Medical Audiology Sciences?
The Medical Audiology Sciences program is the first audiology program in Lebanon and one of only a handful of programs in the region. The Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Medical Audiology Sciences requires three years of study post freshmen, during which students participate in course, laboratory, clinical training, and research activities.
The MAS program is designed for in-depth theory and application in sub-specialized areas such as:
- Acoustic & amplification technologies
- Adult/pediatric assessment and management
- Vestibular/balance assessment
- Noise & environmental audiology
- Counseling & rehabilitation
Courses are designed to have clinical training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). Clinical training is a vital component of study, allowing students to apply knowledge and skills learned in classroom and laboratory activities.
What will you gain?
The overall goal of the Medical Audiology Sciences (MAS) Program is to prepare students to be local and regional contributors in the prevention, identification, assessment, and non-medical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Specifically, graduates will be able to:
- Practice audiology in Lebanon or the Arab region in a professional manner by adhering to:
- standards of practice and ethical principles endorsed by the profession
- applicable national laws
- practice patterns within the scope of their abilities in the delivery of services
- guidelines for referral to other professionals when indicated
2. Deliver appropriate audiology services by:
- selecting and performing appropriate diagnostic procedures and correctly interpreting findings
- planning and implementing appropriate intervention for patients and their families
- documenting all aspects of audiology services
- communicating effectively with patients, families and colleagues
3. Understand the importance of continued professional growth and civic responsibility by:
- participating in student organizations, professional meetings, and audiology associations
- reviewing, critically analyzing, and applying new concepts and research findings to clinical practice
- participating in continuing education activities throughout their careers and/or graduate studies
- participating in research projects, community service activities, and public awareness or health promotion campaigns
Where will you work?
Audiologists work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team in a variety of settings:
- Private practice
- Academic Institutions (universities, schools…etc.)
- Research laboratories
- Government agencies
This program does not lead to Audiology licensure in New York State. For practice in the United States, a doctoral degree in Audiology is required.