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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Extends student knowledge regarding structures and mechanisms integral to speech production, (particularly respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance), speech reception (hearing and auditory processing) and swallowing. Nature and causes of disorders (e.g. genetic) and diseases (e.g. cancer), that impact on communication and swallowing processes, are also considered. Additionally, students learn how to conduct aspects of an orofacial examination.

Unit content

  • Structures and processes in respiration for speech production
  • Laryngeal structures and physiology of phonation
  • Structures of the face, oral, pharyngeal and nasal cavities and physiology of articulation and resonance
  • Interactions between systems and sequelae of anatomical and physiological deficits 
  • Anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in hearing
  • Anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in auditory perception
  • Genetics in relation to hearing loss and communication disorders
  • Acoustics and instrumentation
  • Anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in swallowing
  • Diseases and disorders that affect swallowing
  • Working on health care teams and understanding medical reports
  • Orofacial examination for investigating structure and function of the oral-peripheral mechanism

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in respiration and phonation for speech productionIntellectual rigour
2explain the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in articulation and resonance for speech productionIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3describe the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in hearing and auditory perceptionIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4explain the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in swallowingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5outline some pathologies that impact on speech production, speech reception and swallowingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6describe processes involved in conducting aspects of an orofacial examination (for investigating structure and function of the oral-peripheral mechanism).Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in respiration and phonation for speech production
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. explain the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in articulation and resonance for speech production
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in hearing and auditory perception
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. explain the anatomic structures and physiological processes involved in swallowing
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. outline some pathologies that impact on speech production, speech reception and swallowing
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. describe processes involved in conducting aspects of an orofacial examination (for investigating structure and function of the oral-peripheral mechanism).
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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