The Amrita School of Medicine at Kochi will be starting new bachelor courses, including B. Sc. Allied Health Sciences, B. Sc. Emergency Medical Services and Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, from the next academic year. The B. Sc. Allied Health Sciences is a relatively new course in the country. Those who study it can become physician assistants, who are trained to provide support to diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services in medical specialties.