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Dysphagia and swallowing problems are one of the common clinical problems met in clinical practice. The swallowing disorders have differing etiologies and involve many systems of the body. Neurological or structural damages in the upper aero digestive tract are the common causes of swallowing disorders. Majority of these problems can be localized and their causative factor can be identified by proper evaluation. The evaluation involves detailed clinical examination and use of imaging methods like videofluroscopy and endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. The management of the swallowing disorders is mainly by training the patient special maneuvers as well as surgical intervention. The management of swallowing disorders needs a team led by a trained swallowing therapist assisted by clinicians from head and neck surgery, neurology and gastroenterology.
The master’s degree course in Swallowing Disorders & Therapy at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the first of its kind in India. This specialized training programme focuses exclusively on swallowing disorder and is considered to be a post graduate clinical training programme where the training is by clinical interactive discussions, case discussions, journal clubs, student led symposia and theory lectures. This two-year postgraduate programme in swallowing therapy is similar to the existing programmes in Europe and USA. The department interacts with faculty from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Roswell Park cancer center, USA.
A unique addition to this course is the interactive monthly telemedicine clinic held with the departments of Otolaryngology and Speech Language Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The students have an opportunity to learn from the faculty of medical schools in USA while attending clinic at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP)
Selection will be made on the basis of academic scores and performance in the personal interview.
· For PG students, Hostel is not compulsory. Students who wish to avail hostel, have to pay Hostel and Mess Fees of Rs. 67,000/- which is common to Merit/Management/NRI category, by online (NEFT/RTGS) at the time of Admission.
· Once hostel is taken, it cannot be vacated during that Academic Year.
NB: **All fees are subject to change/revision as per the UGC guidelines (if applicable)
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(Merit/ Management/ NRI)
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