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BASLP

Objective:

Audiology is a branch of science that deals with hearing and hearing related disorders. Students of Audiology are educated regarding the anatomy and physiology of the normal and abnormal auditory system. They are trained in identifying individuals with hearing loss, differential diagnosis of auditory disorders, which include disorders of the middle ear, inner ear, auditory nerve and the central auditor nervous system. The students are trained to develop expertise in audiological rehabilitation, which include recommendation of amplification devices such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and speech language therapy for individuals with hearing impairment. They also learn to cater to the needs of individuals with special needs such as those with tinnitus, auditory processing disorders.

Speech and Language Pathology deals with the normal and abnormal aspects of voice, speech and language. Students of Speech Language Pathology are trained in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of voice, speech and language disorders, which include disarticulation, stuttering, speech and language problems associated with hearing impairment, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, autism, laryngectomy, stroke/paralysis, and learning disorder. Many a times the problems of individuals with communication disorders are multifold and require special talent and expertise to cater to the individual needs. Students of Speech Language Pathology are trained in these skills.

The Course-Bachelor In Audiology And Speech Language Pathology (BASLP)
This is a full-time four-year course including one year of internship. The University has kept an excellent balance between theoretical and clinical training so as to develop both professional judgment and scientific competence for the trained audiologist and speech language pathologist. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the development of clinical and research skills. For practical orientation and training, students are posted in various departments of School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology and Bharati Hospital. The syllabus and the training pattern are in accordance with the recommendations of the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi. The Course has an integrated inter disciplinary content with relevant aspects of anatomy, physiology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, neurology, acoustics and electronics, linguistics, psychology, statistics and research method. In the fourth year, the students are posted at various hospitals, institutions and specialized centers for internship.

Scope of BASLP
Plenty of opportunities are available for audiologists and speech language pathologists, both in India and overseas. There is shortage of professionals in the field and hence there is great demand and scope for the course. After completing the Bachelors program, the students may pursue their education to obtain postgraduate degree or start working. Those with academic and research interests may continue their education to obtain a doctorate in the field.

Job opportunities are available for audiologists and speech language pathologists, both in India and overseas in the following set ups:
  • Academic Universities
  • Medical Hospitals/Clinics (General hospitals, Ear Nose Throat, Paediatric or Neurology clinics)
  • Special Schools for children with hearing impairment, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, learning disability or others
  • Normal schools
  • Hearing aid/cochlear implant industries
  • Hearing conservation program in industries (as industrial audiologist) Private practice

Duration:

full-time four-year course including one year of internship

Eligibility:

For admission to BASLP course, the candidate should have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or mathematics & English individually and must have obtained 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology or mathematics taken together at the qualifying examination i.e. H.S.C./10+2 or equivalent.
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