Audiology by Syarifah Nur Aqilah Sayed AlWI
Department of audiology and speech language pathology
Department of Audiology And Speech Language Pathology is the one department in Kuliyyah of Allied Health Sciences. It frequently known as AUDIO and the students in this department will be known as AUDIO STUDENT. Once you step in this kuliyyah, you will find everything what being questioned in your mind.
In our Kuliyyah, there is 5 departments,
· Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
· Department of Optometry and Visual Science (DOVS)
· Department of Nutrition Sciences
· Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
· Department of Biomedical Sciences
Before I explained about my course, please tell yourself why you choose Audiology? Whatever your reason, I hope you will say that you choose Audiology because of Allah. This is the first question that you will ask by lecturers once you enter the class. Be prepared with the answers soon.
First of all, let’s I tell you about this course in terms of history. The Bachelors of Audiology (Hons) is offered under this department starting the academic session of 2004/2005. So when you enter Kuantan in this department, you will be known as GEN9 of Audio Student, Batch 2012/2013. Actually as the first year student, I don’t have power to tell you about audiology as I also don’t have more knowledge in this course. as we are learner, we will know everything time to time.
There is only 3 IPTA that offered this course, UIA, UKM and UITM. For the IPTS, I didn’t know how much this course had offered in. You may check and do some research about this course later. As I know, mostly students of Audilogy in UIA get the jobs, except students who stopped their career and get married. I want to tell you one interesting story, there is a wedding interdepartment; student 3rd year Audio and 4th year Opto. So sweet, right? Oppsss, back to our discussion…
As student of Audiology, they should know the objectives of their course. Soon, they will able to fulfil all the objectives according to UIA mission and vision.
The department offers undergraduate educational programmes that prepare undergraduates for professional and research careers in the profession of Audiology and Speech & Language Pathology.
The objectives of the Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology are:
1. To produce quality graduates in Audiology who are competent in the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing and balance disorders
2. To nurture future audiologist with the ability to integrate faith (iman), knowledge (ilm) and good character (akhlak) in their life and audiology practice
3. To contribute to the improvement and upgrading of the Audiology field in Malaysia
4. To excel in research and publication towards the enhancement of Audiology field for beneficent of the ummah
Once you read these objectives, I hope you will more excited to be as AUDIO student. Before starting the lecture, you will meet your seniors and get a long brief on this course. You may ask more questions about what you don’t know.
There is 2 components that you will study; Department Core Courses and University Required Courses. Below is the sequence of courses that you will learn in four years of study.
YEAR OF STUDY
NAME OF COURSE
· LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
· BASIC LINGUISTICS
· INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS
· BASIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
· ACOUSTICS FOR AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH SCIENCES
· ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY FOR AUDIOLOGY
· PAEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH
· INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
· PSYCHOACOUSTICS AND BASIC AUDIOMETRY
· TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY
· SCREENING FOR IMPAIRED HEARING
· PAEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY
· LEARNING PROCESS AND SPECIAL NEEDS
· COUNSELLING IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
· AUDIOLOGY CLINIC 1
· AUDITORY AMPLIFICATION
· AUDITORY ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
· EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
· ADVANCED AUDITORY AMPLIFICATION
· AUDIOLOGY CLINIC 2
· VESTIBULAR ASSESSMENT
· AURAL REHABILATION 1
· RESEARCH PROJECT 1
· AUDIOLOGY CLINIC 3
· AURAL REHABILATION 2
· INDUSTRIAL AUDIOLOGY
· RESEARCH PROJECT 2
· AUDIOLOGY CLINIC 4
· SEMINARS IN AUDIOLOGY
· PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
For year 1 and year 2 students will learn more on theories. When they enter year 3, they will practise what they had learnt in year 1 and 2 in the hospital. So as my seniors said to me, please remember what had learnt in year 1 and year 2 as our lecturer will ask us when in clinical study. We will do clinical in the hospital in Pahang area in year 3. So you will know how an audiologist works.
As I had taken UNGS in CFS IIUM, so our schedule is not packed like my seniors. So you have more time to do many things, swimming, jogging, outing with your friends, going to talks, involving in societies and many mores. You will know later…
As I am 1st year student, I’m in the process of learning. 2 subjects that I take now, Language Development and Basic Linguistics, are very interesting and make open your eyes, ears and mouth. You will study about the language, sound of the alphabets, how language develops from the baby until adult, component of the language and many mores. These subjects are important for audiologists as they will practise what they studied in year 1 to their patients. Good news for all of you, if you are not good in Physics, you may choose audio as audio just only have little parts in physics whether than opto.
About the number of students in audio, audio is the least number of student that kuliyyah had. For 1st year, there are 16 students, 3 boys and 13 sisters. For 2nd year, there are 16 students. For 3rd year, there are 20 students. For 4th year, there are 15 students. Because of the number of student is less, the lecturer will remember your name and faces. So if you sleep in the class, the lecturer will remember you until the next semester. And the bad news for all of you, you will never escape the class as the lecturer will recognize student that absent on that day due to the least number of student. So please put away your niat to escape the class.
As the conclusion, kita merancang, Allah jua merancang. Dan sebaik-baik perancang adalah Allah. Kepada adik-adik, pilihlah course yang betul-betul menjadi pilihan adik-adik. Kami, abang2 dan kakak2 di sini hanya memberi just a short brief about the course, tetapi yang menentukan adalah diri adik2 sendiri. Seek for the Allah’s pleasure and ask Him to give the answer if you don’t know what course you should take. All four courses in this kuliyyah have their own strength. Good luck in your interviews that will come soon and all the best.
TULISAN TANGAN YANG TAK SEBERAPA~ syarifah nur aqilah bt sayed alwi
For further info you may contact FB Audiology student
Ainu Mardhiah https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000478981803
Ayuni bt Razak https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000019053448
Nurul Shahira https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1835536716
Syarifah Nur Aqilah https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298455735