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Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP)

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Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (B.ASLP)

Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (B.ASLP)

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Course Details

The institute offers Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology course. It is a four years full time degree program, consisting of 3 years (6 semesters) of academics and 1 year (2 semesters) of internship in the 4th year.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can work as Audiologists and/or Speech Language Pathologists in Speech & Hearing Clinics, Hearing Aid and Cochlear implant Centers, Special Schools for the disabled, Regular schools, Industrial setups, Government or Private hospitals, or can set up their own private practice. Those interested in academics and research can pursue higher studies and work in educational institutions in India or abroad. Speech and Hearing graduates also have employment opportunities in foreign countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Gulf countries.

Duration of the program

The duration of the B.ASLP program will extend over six semester(s) of course work (three academic years) plus two semesters (one academic year) of internship. Each semester shall consist of 16 weeks of study (excluding the time spent for the conduct of the final examination of each semester.)



Maximum period for completion of the program

The scholar should complete the program within the period as prescribed in the regulation governing the maximum period for completing various degree / diploma program from the dates of admissions. The term completing the program means passing all the prescribed examinations of the program to become eligible for the degree. No candidate will be permitted to appear for the examinations after the prescribed maximum period for completing the program.



Medium of Instruction

Medium of instruction is English.

Subjects of Study

Subjects of study shall comprise the following.

  • Group-I
    Language: Basic Kannada or Advance Kannada in I and II semesters (I year B.ASLP.)
  • Group-II
    Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and allied subjects (Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing, Research Methods and Statistics, Linguistic and Phonetics, Electronics and Acoustics, Clinical Psychology, Neurology, Otolaryngology.)
  • Group-III
    General Studies: Constitution of India and Human Rights, Gender Equity and Environmental studies shall be compulsory subjects during the first and second semesters, respectively.

Attendance

The Institute follows the attendance regulations given by Mangalore University, adhering to the Supreme Court of India's order of minimum of 75 per-cent attendance in each subject and/or clinical postings to be eligible for theory and/or clinical practical/viva voce exam.

A scholar who does not meet the 75% attendance criteria as above is obliged to repeat the full semester to qualify for theory and/ or clinical practical/viva voce exam.

Submission of medical certificate for absence will not be considered for condonation of attendance shortage.

When the scholar is absent to represent the Institute in Conference/Sports/Research/Council work, a written permission must be duly obtained from the Principal.

Any changes in the attendance regulations will be duly informed by the Institute.

Course pattern and scheme of examinations

The syllabus of the course shall be as framed by the concerned Board of Studies and approved by the Faculty of Science and Academic Council, Mangalore University, following the Curriculum prescribed by the Rehabilitation Council of India. There shall be University examinations at the end of each semester ordinarily during October/November for odd semesters and during April/May for even semesters.



Internal Assessment

The internal assessment marks for theory papers shall be based on minimum of two tests and one assignment. The test shall be of at least one hour duration to be held during the semester. The average of the tests shall be taken as internal assessment marks.

Each theory paper has a practical subject.

The internal assessment marks for the clinical practicum will be based on the Continuous Assessment Throughout Semester (CATS) format of the Institute that is framed as per RCI norms.



Registration for examinations

A candidate shall register for all the papers and practicals of a semester when he/she appears for the examination of that semester for the first time.



Minimum for Pass

The candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 50% in each of the theory paper(s), internal assessment, practical and clinical examination(s) individually for a pass. Candidate will not be able to appear for university theory exam if they do not pass their internal assessment, practical and clinical component. Candidate will have to pass the clinical examination of the given semester to proceed to the next semester.

Each paper should be successfully completed within 3 attempts including, the first one.

Internship

Students can start Internship after the 6th semester exams. However, students who fail in their clinical exam of 6th semester will have to discontinue internship. The candidates are permitted to carry over the theory papers until the end of the program.

Grading and evaluation of student: All Internees will be assessed based on their attendance, performance in the postings and presentation of log-books. The mode of assessment and frequency of assessment will be prescribed by the BOS (Speech & Hearing).

The Intern is required to repeat those postings in which his/her performance is below 40%.

All clinical examinations will be conducted by one internal and one external examiner (Clinicals in Speech-Language Pathology and Clinicals in Audiology) at the end of Internship (8th semester.)

Certification: The Institute will award a certificate after successful completion of the Internship and clinical examination (Clinicals in Speech-Language Pathology and Clinicals in Audiology.) Supervised clinical hours spent during Internship shall be included in the Clinical Competency Certificate issued to the students.

Eligibility

Pass in 10+2 examination considered equivalent by Mangalore University, with the following subject combinations: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any one of Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Statistics/ Electronics/Psychology. The candidate should have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission. The applicant should not be older than 25 years as on 1st of July of the year of admission.

Intake : 30
Duration : 4 yrs

Certificates to be produced at the time of admission

  • Application Form
  • 12th standard equivalent marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • 10th std marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended – Original
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Mangalore University for those who have studied outside karnataka.
  • Migration certificate from the Board of the institution last studied (Non Karnataka students)
  • Blood group certificate
  • Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (stamp size 5 Nos.)
  • For PUC (private) candidates, pass certificate in the entrance test conducted by Mangalore University is essential
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student

Commencement of the course

The course commences as per the date prescribed by Mangalore University, most likely by the last week of June. The date will be communicated by the Institution.

  • Kannada
  • Communication Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Linguistics & Phonetics
  • Electronics & Acoustics
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • Constitution of India
  • Kannada
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Practicals (Speech Language Pathology)
  • Practicals (Audiology)
  • Human Rights & Environment
  • Voice and its Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Diagnostic Audiology - Behavioral Tests
  • Amplification Devices
  • Clinicals in Speech Language Pathology
  • Clinicals in Audiology
  • Motor Speech Disorders in Children
  • Language Disorders in Children
  • Diagnostic Audiology: Physiological Tests
  • Implantable Hearing Devices
  • Clinicals in Speech Language Pathology
  • Clinicals in Audiology
  • Structural Anomalies & Speech Disorders
  • Fluency & its Disorder
  • Paediatric Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation in Children
  • Clinicals in Speech Language Pathology
  • Clinicals in Audiology
  • Motor Speech Disorders in Adults
  • Language Disorders in Adults
  • Aural Rehabilitation in Adults
  • Audiology in Practice
  • Clinicals in Speech Language Pathology
  • Clinicals in Audiology
  • Clinicals in Speech Language Pathology
  • Clinicals in Audiology

Extra-curricular and Co-curricular Activities

The Student Council formed by the Institute organizes various cultural and sports events throughout the Academic year. The BASLP course work also encourages the active participation of the students in various extra curricular and co-curricular activities at intra and intercollegiate levels.