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Paper I :- Advanced courses in Speech Sciences.
1. Review of anatomy and physiology of organ. Theories and models of Speech
2. Review of normal acquisition of Speech analysis of infant cry, vocalization and
babbling - Measurement, interpretation, diagnostic and therapeutic
3. Oral sensory perception and its relevance to speech.
4. Perceptual analysis of Speech.
5. Aerodynamic and acoustic analysis of speech including parameters of voice
and speaker identification.
6. Speech synthesis: Technique
7. Computer application: Programmed instruction techniques.
Communication aids - its relevance to Speech synthesis.
Paper II : Physical and Biological Bases of Hearing.
1. Brief review of anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.
2. Anatomy and Electrophysiology of the inner ear, Cells Cochlear fluids, Cochlear
potentials. Tonotopic organization. Theories of hearing, Coding of the complex
3. Neuro-anatomical and Physiological aspects, Action potential - Single nerve and
compound. Tuning curves.
4. Efferent auditory pathways, Anatomy and Physiology, centrifugal system.
5. Vestibular System.
Paper III : Instrumentation and Computer Science.
1. Role of electronics in Speech and Hearing
2. Transducers, Meters, recording devices, preamplifiers, amplifiers etc. Impedance
matching Power system.
3. Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing, Description, Standards and application,
Installation, Calibration, Maintenance, minor repairs and trouble shooting.
4. Building acoustics. Anechoic chambers.
5. Sound recording and reproduction. Equipment and techniques.
6. Instrumentation in noise and vibration measurements.
7. Ultrasonic and Infrasonics properties and application in the field of Speech and
8. Computers - basic principles and its application in speech and Hearing field,
Introduction to programming languages. Application software.
Paper IV: A: Medical Sciences I ( E.N.T.)
1. Methods of examination of ENT patient
2. Ear - Embryologic development, review of anatomy and physiology. Affections
of the external ear, congential conditions of middle ear clefts. Etiology,
Pathology, Clinical features, Investigations course and complication, (if any ),
differential diagnosis and treatment / management of :
i)Otitis media, Supportive and non Supprative
ii)Facial paralysis with special reference to Bell's Palsy
Sensori neural deafness, Causes, Clinical features, investigations, differential
diagnosis and treatment / management. Miniere's disease Acoustics neuroma.
S.N.Deafness of sudden onset including perilymph fistulas and presbycusis.
ENT in aviation
Acoustic traumas, Ototoxicity, noise- induced hearing loss. Tinnitus, Cochlear
3. Larynx and Trachea :-
Review of anatomy and physiology of larynx. Methods of examination of
larynx. Acute and chronic laryngitis with special reference to singers nodules
laryngeal palsics benign and malignant tumor of larynx, Tracheotomy
Surgical tehnique in vocal rehabilitation after total laryngectomy.
4. Mouth and pharynx
5. Embryonic development, methods of examination.
Acute and chronic tonsillopharyngitis. Patatal and pharyngeal palsles. Cleft
palates and velopharyngeal insufficiencies. Submucous fibrosis of soft palate
6. Nose (in brief)
Anatomy and Physiology, Respiratory physiology. Methods of examination,
Acute and chronic maxillary sinusitis. Nasal allergy, Epistaxis. Benign and
malignant tumours of nose and paranasal sinuses. Rhinoscleromas.
Ear: Myringotomy, grommets, Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, mastoid
surgery stapedectony, Tympanic neurectomy.
Others: Pharyngoplasty, Cleft palate repair, tongue tie release,
Note: 1) Students should attend ENT, OPD and O.T.
2) Get conversant with examination of ENT patient and various OPD
procedures, and conditions related to Audiology and speech.
3) At the end of clinical term there will be test and marks of this test will
be counted toward Internal Assessment.
Paper IV :- B. Medical Science II (Neurology)
This syllabus is suggested with a view to provide relevant information to the
student of M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Therapy on the anatomical and physiological
aspects of nervous system and the diseases of nervous system which affect the
language, speech and Hearing, lectures should be supplemented with adequate library
assignments in order to add maximum information on the current trends in the field of
language speech pathology and neurology / neurological conditions.
1. Review of the embryological, anatomic - physiological aspects of the Central and
peripheral nervous system. Emphasis on cerebral hemispheres, subcortical system,
pyramidal and extrapyramidal system and cranial nerves.
2. Brief description of signs symptoms and treatment of diseases of peripheral nervous
system (Motor, sensory and autonomic aspects).
3. Diseases, signs, symptoms and treatment of cranial nerves (Brief review of
congenital, traumatic, inflammatory, vascular, degenerative and SOL conditions
Which have direct bearing on language, Speech and hearing functions.)
4. Space occupying Lesions of the CNS vascular and epileoptegenic disorders of CNS.
5. Acute infections and syphilis of CNS. Meningitis, Poliomyelitis, Encephalitis,
(different types) and Herpes, Table Borsalis, GP I, Congenital neurosyphilis,
Asymptomatic Aids and its effects.
6. Parkinson's disease, Chorea, Athetosis, Ataxias, Multiple sclerosis and muscular
atrophies, Myasthenia gravis, Polyneuritis.
7. Some common neurological affection of infancy and childhood, OP Spinal birth
palsics hydrocephalus, hemiplegias, etc.
8. Diseases due to toxic effects of the drugs, chemicals (industrial hazards) and other
9. Differential diagnosis - Organic Vs. Psychological conditions
10. General principles of neurological diagnosis - anatomical and non-anatomical.
Scheme of examination of the nervous system.
EEG - its importance in diagnosis.
CT Scan and MRI in neurological diagnosis.
(Above topics should be taken with proper demonstration and emphasis on its
Students should get the benefit of bedside clinic demonstrations for common
conditions so that proper examination and diagnostic procedure could be well
demonstrated and discussed.
An examination at the end of the lectures may be included and the marks obtained by
the candidate be counted towards internal assessment, System of internal
examination may be decided by the respective lecturers in consultation with the
Paper V:- Statistics and Research Methods
1. Research methods in behavioral sciences with special reference to speech and
hearing. (The teacher should discuss a few selected research studies in the area
of speech and hearing, in regard to the appropriateness of various techniques
used and suggest possible modifications).
2. Identification, formulation and statement of problem, review of literature,
objectives, hypothesis, constructs and variables, operational definition of
3. Research designs, case studies, experiments, laboratory research, ex-post-facto
studies, field studies, fundamental and applied research, Type of experimental
designs- completely randomised, latin square, factorial, randomised blocks,
Matching of samples experimental and control groups, self control group. Types
of survey designs- exploratory, explanatory, longitudinal and cross sectional.
4. Sampling designs under each types of research design, determination of sample
size, standard error of mean, standard error of proportion.
5. Methods of data collection: Observation, interview, questionnaires, structured
tool, Preceded tool, pre-testing of tools.
6. Processing of data: Coding/card design, introduction to computers, use of one
statistical software - NOSS and SPSS.
7. Statistical analysis (descriptive) : Application of measures of central tendencies
and variability, correlation of co-efficient, of association (Phi), Yule's Q,
contingency coefficient C, tetrachoric correlation, point biserial, gamma
coefficient, co-efficient of concordance multiple and partial correlation, the
concept of explained variance.
8. Statistical analysis (Inferential) testing of hypothesis, t-test for single mean, ttest
for independent samples, t-test for related samples , f-test, z-test for
proportion , chi square test, testing of significance of correlations.
9. Analysis of variance - one way, two way, and higher order, analysis of variance
for repeated measures on subjects, analysis of covariance.
10. Understanding and interpretation of following techniques that multiple regression,
factor analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis.
11. Parametric and non parametric statistics as applicable to single case studies and
small sample studies.
12. Construction of tests and scales - Thurston's paired comparison, method of equal
appearing interval, rating scales (Likert's). Validity of scales-face validity, content
validity, external validity, intrinsic validity. Reliability of scales time reliability
spatial reliability, internal consistency reliability split half method, item analysis,
scalogram analysis, standardization of test scores.
13.Interpretation of statistical results writing of research report and citation of
Paper VI: - Clinical psychology
1. Review of studies in clinical psychology and advances in psycho-diagnostics.
2. Nature of personality - definitions - theories briefly (psychoanalytic,
behavicuristic, humanistic, inter-personal) effects of hearing handicapped on
personality development assessment of personality-types of tests and their
3. Classification and problem in classification of major behaviour problems.
4. Psychoneuroses- definition, clinical picture, intervention etiology, phobias,
anxiety neurosis, conversion reactions, dissolative reactions, obsessivecompulsive
neurosis, neurasthenia, hypochondrasis etc.
5. Psychoses - definition, clinical picture, aetiology, intervention, schizophrenia,
mania-depressive, psychosis, paranoia, involutional melancholia, etc.
6. Nature and meaning of Psychotherapy- definition- characteristics of
psychotherapy-background and training of psychotherapy, ethical
principals in the practice of psychotherapy- psychoanalysis-non-directive
psychotherapy- psychological psychobiological (Distributive analysis and
synthesis ) Getalt therapy - behaviour therapy- Rational emotive therapy
indications and contra-indications limitations.
7. Special psychotherapies - Hypnotherapy - play therapy - Group therapy -
Family therapy - psychodrama.
8. Behaviour therapy/ behaviour-modifiction-historical perspective Paviov -
Thorndike-Watson- principles of classical conditioning difference between
classical and operant conditioning- Skinner's contribution- social learning
theories - Bandura's contribution - systematic desensitisation of Wolpeprinciples
of successive approximation - Shaping, promoting, response, cost,
differential reinforcement, modelling, behavioral rehearsal, cognitive behaviour
9. Counselling : Introduction- defination- types of counselling- directive, non
directive and the eclectic-individual, group, family, parent councelling,
behavioural counselling- vocational counselling- educational counselling,
genetic counselling, rehabilitative counselling.
10. Vocational guidance- definition and nature- assessment of general mental
ability, Special abilities, interests and other factors and utilisation of test results
for vocational guidance.
11. Vocational rehabilitation facilities - V.R.C.s, Special employment exchanges
occupational opportunities, the concept of sheltered workshops - need for
follow-up with clients.